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Re: 220v/50hz power rig
From: Lincoln Dale <ltd () interlink com au>
Date: Wed, 05 Sep 2001 20:42:23 -0700


At 12:12 PM 5/09/2001 -0700, Randy Bush wrote:
you're gonna love this one.

i have a piece of equipment i will be shipping to china that i want to test
before i ship it over.  it has a <gasp!> electric motor!  so i need some
kind of transformer/inverter setup that plugs into red blooded american
115v/60hz and can handle

    Power requirement:  1.5 kW
    Voltage requirement:  220 V
    Frequency:  50/60 Hz
    Current requirement:  10 A

there's at least 4 ways to do it:

[1] its easy enough in Australia to get '240V/50Hz -> 110V/60Hz' transformers. i would imagine you could probably find the same thing in USA without too much
     difficulty.

[2] on this side of the planet, its pretty easy to get hold of small portable diesel
     generators that can output 1500W @ 240V.

[3] there's certainly inverters that'll convert -48DC to 240V/50Hz. a couple of
     car batteries or your favourite telco DC rail would do nicely.

 [4] besides USA and Japan, just about everywhere else in the world uses
240V AC. sounds like an excuse for a European or Australian holiday to me ...



cheers,

lincoln.


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