German Kitchen Appliances in the USA

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3 hours ago, fraufruit said:

I thought the transformer changed the Hz as part of its job.

 

No.  A transformer can only step up or step down voltage.

 

The only way to change the frequency is to regenerate the power.

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I support what Space Cowboy says.  I remember in the early days of IBM Pcs (gee, I'm old) it was possible to run American spec models(the only ones available) in Europe with a transformer.  Unfortunately the pc clocks wouldn't keep accurate time!

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On 1/23/2021, 1:25:58, Space Cowboy said:

 

No.  A transformer can only step up or step down voltage.

 

The only way to change the frequency is to regenerate the power.

I am sure there are boxes that do this for you, but for the Bastler amongst you..

 

 

Get a 70Ah car battery (100 eur).

Keep it charged with a modern European charger (50 eur)

And spend your cash on an inverter to change the 12v DC from the battery into the 110V  x 60Hz.

Get one with a 'pure sine wave' so that all equipment will run correctly from it.

 

To use European equipment in the States, the charger needs to be bought there and the inverter over here (230V 50Hz)

 

Inverters are found in camping or RV dealers. Or boaty shops, obviously

:D

 

If you're building a house, then you could wire a few sockets with your 'personal' electric supply, keeping the kit in a cupboard out of the way.

 

I am not a qualified electrician!

Don't wire things up that are

beyond your comprehension!

 

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