Re: 110V 60Hz / 220V 50Hz power supply

From: Gerrit Heitsch <>
Date: Sat, 04 Feb 2012 17:58:58 +0100
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On 02/04/2012 05:38 PM, Rainer Buchty wrote:
> On Thu, 2 Feb 2012, Groepaz wrote:
>> nah. the fact that many PSUs actually contain transformators that can
>> be used for both 110/220v mains (and thus 50/60hz) simply by rewiring
>> should tell you that there is no such problem :)
> That doesn't contradict Gerrit. The point here is that the transformer
> was designed to work in both modes, therefore not being designed to just
> (or, today, barely...) fulfill its task.

You just need to use a 50Hz Transformer and design it so that it will be 
able to deliver enough power when run at 60Hz. Problem solved.

> (But, yes, I'm running quite some 120V/60Hz equipment from 240V/50Hz
> mains with a 240V/120V transformer in between, and so far never
> experienced any problems.)

So do I, but I always keep in the back of my mind that there could be a 
problem, especially if the transformer in question is loaded close to 
its specified maximum output.


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