Is the Ranger multi voltage

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I am currently the proud owner of a Traeger Ranger, purchased 1 year ago, and I love it. I am a complete convert to pellet BBQing.
Currently residing in the US, and thinking of heading back to the UK at some stage. When purchasing I assumed that when we move I would switch to using a marine battery and inverter, however, I recently met a Traeger rep at Costco, very knowledgeable guy who then mentioned there is no need as all new Traeger's are multi voltage as they sell them all over the world and wanted to keep it simple.

After some research to check this out he is correct on the larger ones, they run from a power brick which is dual voltage. Does anyone know if the Ranger is also dual voltage?
The controller appears to be dual, see the image below, taken from Stove and Grill - Parts for less.
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Does the power cable attach directly to the controller? Is the controller managing power to the rest of the unit?
I hope the comment he made was correct and it's just a plug adapter, can anyone confirm?

On a side note, I am such a convert I am also going to purchase an Ironwood 650 to take with me, at least that's my intention.

Thanks for any help...
 
According to the nameplate, it should work on both voltages. You might need to obtain a new UK type cable. It should be the same cable used for computer power supplies.

Most computer power supplies work on dual voltage as well, but it that case, there is a switch on the power supply to indicate which voltage is being used. I do not see any switch on the controller board, so I presume you the internal power supply that converts AC to DC is compensating for the AC voltage. When you are ready to move, you might want to contact Traeger customer service to check on exactly what is needed.

One thing you need to consider is the shipping cost across the pond. If you are paying for the move out of your own pocket, it might be less expensive to sell your Ranger in the States and purchase a new one on the other side. I would definitely wait to purchase your Ironwood over there. Unlike the Ranger, the Ironwood would not be easy to transport.
 
According to the nameplate, it should work on both voltages. You might need to obtain a new UK type cable. It should be the same cable used for computer power supplies.

Most computer power supplies work on dual voltage as well, but it that case, there is a switch on the power supply to indicate which voltage is being used. I do not see any switch on the controller board, so I presume you the internal power supply that converts AC to DC is compensating for the AC voltage. When you are ready to move, you might want to contact Traeger customer service to check on exactly what is needed.

One thing you need to consider is the shipping cost across the pond. If you are paying for the move out of your own pocket, it might be less expensive to sell your Ranger in the States and purchase a new one on the other side. I would definitely wait to purchase your Ironwood over there. Unlike the Ranger, the Ironwood would not be easy to transport.
Thanks Ray, the Ironwood would be shipped with all our belongings, a full relocation back to the UK, so a little more is not an issue. I have pinged Traeger support to find out the details and will update the thread when I get an answer.
 
Traeger support confirmed the Ranger is a dual voltage device :)
 
I am currently the proud owner of a Traeger Ranger, purchased 1 year ago, and I love it. I am a complete convert to pellet BBQing.
Currently residing in the US, and thinking of heading back to the UK at some stage. When purchasing I assumed that when we move I would switch to using a marine battery and inverter, however, I recently met a Traeger rep at Costco, very knowledgeable guy who then mentioned there is no need as all new Traeger's are multi voltage as they sell them all over the world and wanted to keep it simple.

After some research to check this out he is correct on the larger ones, they run from a power brick which is dual voltage. Does anyone know if the Ranger is also dual voltage?
The controller appears to be dual, see the image below, taken from Stove and Grill - Parts for less.
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Does the power cable attach directly to the controller? Is the controller managing power to the rest of the unit?
I hope the comment he made was correct and it's just a plug adapter, can anyone confirm?

On a side note, I am such a convert I am also going to purchase an Ironwood 650 to take with me, at least that's my intention.

Thanks for any help...
I purchased a Traeger Scout from a Traeger Rep at Costco and brought it to Austria. I asked him several times specifically about the AC voltage difference in Europe and he assured me that it would work, all I would need is a plug adapter.
On the initial use, the controller fried in the first 3 seconds. After several minutes in the line with Traeger support, they said that the US models were not suitable for European power and that I needed a European model.
I now have a European model Ranger that works on 220v.
If you are bringing your Traeger to Europe, I would recommend getting a good power transformer to go with it or purchase a European model Traeger
 
The Scout is not sold in Europe which I think may be the reason, and has the old controller on it. I took my ranger apart and the controller states it's dual voltage, so I hope I am in good shape when I move.
 
The Scout is not sold in Europe which I think may be the reason, and has the old controller on it. I took my ranger apart and the controller states it's dual voltage, so I hope I am in good shape when I move.
Hi BBQ_Brit
So what was the outcome? Did your Ranger work OK on 230v when you got back to the UK ? I have a Ranger I brought back to UK and yet to fire it up. Wanted to check how ya go on
 

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Hello,
Unfortunately the reason I found this thread is because I plugged my ranger into a 220V outlet in Germany and it powered on fine with then when I went to do the initial seasoning for the grill it started smoking as the auger began working. Then the grill completely shut off and something internal was fried. The control board is definitely rated at 220, and Traeger confirmed it was dual voltage when i purchased the grill, but I assume the fan or the auger motor wasn't rated for it or I got a lemon.

I plan on contacting support when they are open, but if anyone has had a similar experience or can provide some insight that would be awesome!
 
Hello,
Unfortunately the reason I found this thread is because I plugged my ranger into a 220V outlet in Germany and it powered on fine with then when I went to do the initial seasoning for the grill it started smoking as the auger began working. Then the grill completely shut off and something internal was fried. The control board is definitely rated at 220, and Traeger confirmed it was dual voltage when i purchased the grill, but I assume the fan or the auger motor wasn't rated for it or I got a lemon.

I plan on contacting support when they are open, but if anyone has had a similar experience or can provide some insight that would be awesome!

Was this Ranger purchased in Europe or North America? It is my understanding that the fan motor on some units runs off AC rather than DC coming out of the controller panel. Thus, `if a NA model was plugged directly into 220V, you probably fried the fan motor. I am not certain how the auger motor is powered. Perhaps some of our European friends will know. I have seen similar posts on other forums about this type of failure.
 
Hi BBQ_Brit
So what was the outcome? Did your Ranger work OK on 230v when you got back to the UK ? I have a Ranger I brought back to UK and yet to fire it up. Wanted to check how ya go on
No Go. In general, for any piece of electrical equipment if the nameplate says “110 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz” you can operate it anywhere.
 
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