One for the electrical boffins such as @brightspark ... As mentioned on the today I acquired thread I have bought two Haywood floor sanders that were sold spares/repair on eBay. One blue and one grey. The grey one had a broken live/neutral cable between the 13a plug and motor. Snipped it back, rewired the plug and the motor fired up normally. Tested it 10/15 times since, sanded a test patch on the floor, all good. The blue one didn't come with a plug attached but had continuity from the end of the cable to the motor. Fitted a new 13a plug and fired it up, fuse blew. Checked the motor plate on the grey one (blue one has been painted over, could be different but casing is identical) and notice the motor is rated at 14a - bugger! My questions are: 1. Could it be an internal fault that's blowing the fuses on the blue one? The grey one seems to be ok? 2. If not, how can I run the 14a motor on my domestic circuits? Do I need a 16a commando plug? Or can I get a transformer similar to the 110 site boxes? Edit: slight brainwave, I have a VFD that I think does single phase to single as well as three phase, could that be of help?