Asked in Home ElectricityCooking Equipment Electromagnetic RadiationMicrowave Ovens
Will a 240V 60Hz microwave oven work with 240V 50Hz power?
Will a 220v 60Hz appliance opperate with a power supply of 240v 50Hz?
Will a 240V 50hz microwave oven work in with 240V 60hz power?
It would be very strange if moving from 50hz to 60 hz would cause a problem but beware. When a transformer like the one powering a tube in a microwave oven is designed for 60hz is then run at 50hz it may run to hot. generally you can go 10hz higher with little safety concern but if its designed for 60hz don't even try 50hz unless its specified by the maker. Also beware that the magnetron may overheat at 60hz if you don't put in a smaller high voltage capacitor, the power output of a microwave oven is controlled by the line frequency and the capacity of the capacitor so if you go from 50hz to 60 the capacitor is being charged and discharged 10 more times per second, hence the magnetron is firing 10 more times per second. If the oven is rated at 1000 watts at 50hz it might put out 1200 watts at 60hz. To counter this and run the magnetron at the proper power you need a matching smaller uf rated capacitor, say the current one is a 1uf you would have to drop to a .8 or .85uf one for the proper oven wattage at the higher frequency..
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Asked in Home Electricity
Do you need a transformer to go from 208 V 60Hz input to 240 V 50Hz output?
Can you connect a 240v 60hz machine into 230v 50hz?
Will a 230V 50Hz appliance work on a 240V 60Hz supply. In Canada we have 240V 60Hz and European kitchen appliances are made for 230V 50Hz. Can you use an EU fridge oven cooktop dishwasher microwave?
It depends on the appliance; some motors rely on the mains frequency of 50Hz to operate at the correct speed so changing to 60Hz might cause problems. It's probably best to check the manufacturer's website for the appliance's specifications; that should say the range of mains voltages/frequencies supported. For more information see the answer to the Related Question shown below. == ==
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Can you use UK appliances in the us?
Not unless the appliance is rated to be used with the two different power supplies. The US uses 120v, 60 Hz if it plugs into a receptacle, and possibly 240v, 60Hz if it is hard wired. The UK uses 240v, 50Hz whether it plugs in or is hard wired. These two power systems are NOT compatible. You may use a US appliance in the UK, and vice versa, only if the appliance is dual rated, i.e. the appliance says 120v/60Hz AND 240v/50Hz on the nameplate. If the appliance only specifies one power supply, it can only be used on that power supply. If this is the case, you may be able to use a travel adapter to operate the appliance.
Can you operating 240v 60hz single phase electric kiln on 240v 50hz single phase power supply system?
If the kiln is strictly a resistance heating element, with no motor, then yes, it should work fine. Warning: the opposite, that is running a 240V 50hz (European) appliance from US 240V 60hz mains is very dangerous and should not be attempted. IF YOU ARE NOT ALREADY SURE YOU CAN DO THIS JOB SAFELY AND COMPETENTLY REFER THIS WORK TO QUALIFIED PROFESSIONALS. If you do this work yourself, always turn off the power at the breaker box/fuse panel BEFORE you attempt to do any work AND always use a meter or voltage indicator to insure the circuit is, in fact, de-energized.
What happens to a 220v 50hz microwave oven when connected to a 220v 60hz supply?
How can you make a 240V 60hz electric generator work at 240V 50hz?
The frequency of the generated voltage depends on the speed of your engine. I assume it's a gasoline engine. It's probably spinning at about 3600 rpm. You need to get a mechanic to fiddle with the govenor and drop it down to 3000 rpm. 50HZ is 83 percent of 60Hz so you need 83 percent of whatever speed you are currently running. My question is, why bother?
How can you convert US 120V or 240V circuit into a single-phase 240V circuit to use on a European appliance?
The voltage isn't a problem, you can run 220 from your house and use that to run a European appliance, the problem is whether the appliance is dependant on line HZ. European is 50HZ and US is 60HZ. If the appliance specifies 220/50HZ, it will probably give you trouble here. If it says 220V/50 or 60HZ