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# Is there anyway to get 120V 60hz from a 240V 50hz power supply?

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2011-09-13 06:05:31

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The following answer maybe more in tune with the question. In North America our domastic single power supplies are 110/220/60hz or 120/240/60hz or 120/208/60hz etc. In simple terms to explain the way to generate these power supplies are to connect two generators or generator windings in series (3 wire system, lets give them a color code of Black-White-Red)(White=centre tap or neutral wire) with output of 110 volt obtain from Black with White or Red with White and 220 volt from Black with Red. While in Europe the power supply is 220v/50hz generated with one generator with no tap for 110v/50hz. ?Answer The motor-generator method is the traditional method, but for the last 30 or 40 years, and electronic method would usually be preferred. Frequency changing is much more complicated than voltage changing, but it can be done, even up to gigawatt levels. A rectifier first converts the power to DC, and an inverter then produces the required output frequency and voltage. The first answer gave an example of this approach.

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2011-09-13 06:05:31
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