The laser (which includes the air assist pump, extraction fan, and chiller) electrical power specifications are as follows:
NOTE: ALL THUNDER LASER USA MACHINES ARE 110VAC ONLY
Electricity, Power, Breaker INCLUDING the machine, all stock peripherals, and the chiller:
110 Volt AC 60Hz Single phase
Recommended circuit breaker
Dedicated Outlet Type
IMPORTANT: The Nova 35, 51, and 63 now come with NEMA 5-20P 110VAC 20A plugs We always prescribe a dedicated 110VAC 20A NEMA 5-20R outlet for the machines.
You cannot just swap a 15A outlet for a 20A outlet. The breaker is still 15A and the circuit is likely not dedicated. and, even if you swap the breaker to a 20A as well, the wire is probably 14awg and is not rated for 20A circuits. This can be a fire and life safety hazard.
If you have questions about this beyond the scope of the laser's power requirements you may want to seek the advice of an electrician.
The Mini 60 and Nova 24 have a NEMA 5-15P 110VAC 15A plug and will fit a NEMA 5-15R or a NEMA 5-20R
You can find this info in our new Nova series Unified Users Manual:
Nova Series Users Manual
The chiller electrical power specifications are as follows:
This can be found in the chiller manual:
S&W CW-5000 Series Chiller User Manual
This is the power consumption as measured in Thunder Laser China's Labs:
|STOCK AIR ASSIST, EXHAUST FAN||STOCK AIR ASSIST, EXH. FAN & CHILLER|
More on the wiring:
Newer Nova series machines power the chiller directly via the Laser Power Switch. See more here:
July 1, 2020 Nova Series Changes
you can use an 18AWG or better IEC computer power cable to power the chiller from another circuit instead of the laser power to help balance the load if you wish.
The power requirements of the lasers differ by wattage and most of the units require a dedicated 20A outlet, meaning that a 130W Thunder laser with this 20A plug will not plug into a standard 15A 110VAC outlet.
You cannot just swap a 15A outlet out with a 20A outlet. The breaker is still 15A and the circuit is likely not dedicated. and, even if you swap the breaker to a 20A as well, the wire is probably 14awg and is not rated for 20A circuits. This can be a fire and life safety hazard.
If you have questions about this, beyond the scope of the laser's power requirements, you should seek the advice of an electrician.
PLEASE OBSERVE ALL OF THE THUNDER LASER POWER REQUIREMENTS. LOCAL ELECTRICIAL CODES SUPERCEDE THIS INFO. CONTACT A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN IF YOU ARE NOT SURE.