N-counter installation, Preparing the counter area, Electrical requirements – Vita-Mix XTG012 User Manual
Preparing the counter area:
• Before cutting holes, make sure that there is adequate clearance under the counter
for the motor. The motor will extend about 5-2/3" (14.4 cm) below the counter but
it is best to allow at least 10" (25.5 cm) from the under-counter to shelves or any
other equipment under the counter. Also, when using the removable cover design,
the back of the hole must be at least 6" (15.2 cm) from any wall to allow for cover
• An extra 6.5" (16.5 cm) of open space above the top of the cover will be needed
for placement and removal of the In-Counter machine and for custom programming
the six PRE-SET buttons.
• If installing unit into a closed cabinet, use a 4" dia. (10 cm) flexible vinyl duct (dryer
hose) to vent exhaust. Attach the vinyl duct to the bottom of your In-Counter
MP by forcing the end of the hose over the exhaust baffle of the
unit. Run the vinyl duct out of the cabinet for proper ventilation. Do not vent hose
into a wall, ceiling or a concealed space of a building. Multiple units should not
vent to a common manifold unit but to separate places. If running your Blending
Station MP causes a suction on your cabinet door, place a spacer in the door frame
to allow proper intake of air.
Do not use hose clamps or equivalent to attach exhaust hose on machine.
• When cutting holes for placement of multiple In-Counter units, position the edge of
the machines at least 12" (30.48 cm) apart to ensure quick cleaning and proper
venting between machines.
• In-Counter installation for a 120 VAC unit also requires you to have at least one
20 amp outlet per machine under the counter, available within six feet of the
Blending Station MP. 220 VAC and 100 VAC units require a dedicated line.
Consult an electrician for proper electrical needs.
• The In-Counter Blending Station MP also requires a gasket (provided in the
machine’s original package) to be placed between the machine and the counter.
See page 12 for instructions.
DO NOT strike the blender when removing from the counter.
• 120 VAC • 50/60 Hz • 15 Amps