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Technical -- Will an appliance designed for 50 Hz operate properly on 60 Hz and reasons plz ?

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Asked by truth exposed, 04 Nov '12 08:50 pm
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Some small portable 50 Hz appliances - such as electric shavers, battery chargers for cell-phones, cameras, music and video players, laptop or netbook personal computers, etc. - have been designed to run safely on different supply voltages and frequencies. Whenever that is so, it should be clearly stated on the appliances' rating-plates. In many such cases, where the power needed is low, say less than 30 Watts, a cheap and simple "International Travel Socket Adapter" is all that is needed to make the appliance plug-in and work. Many international airports have shops selling such adapters.

But, for most other household appliances, in general the answer has to be: "Not if the appliance was designed and wired to run only on the 50 Hz power service that is used in Europe and elsewhere."

The mains frequency in Europe and other 230 volt areas is 50 Hz (cycles per second) compared to 60 Hz in US, Canada and other 120/240 volt areas. Some 50 Hz appliances may work fine but others with ...more
Answered by Atul Hingnekar, 04 Nov '12 08:54 pm

 
  
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Yes it can be.no problem. Even we operate elect appliance on inverter which gives square wave without any problem
Answered by Santonu Borpuzari, 04 Nov '12 09:14 pm

 
  
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Nope
Answered by conviction, 07 Mar '13 07:54 pm

 
  
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