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220v/60hz vs. 220v/50hz

Discussion in 'General Electronics Discussion' started by dico, Oct 17, 2010.

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  1. dico

    dico

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    Hello,

    I have a battery charger that is rated at 220/50 and the power here in Canada is 220/60. Will this charger still work?

    Regards,

    -dr
     
  2. (*steve*)

    (*steve*) ¡sǝpodᴉʇuɐ ǝɥʇ ɹɐǝɥd Moderator

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    Almost certainly.

    If it is really sophisticated and uses the mains frequency for timing, delays will be 20% less than they should be.
     
  3. trobbins

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    It may depend on what type of power conversion and control is used. Some phase control chargers may not span that frequency range if they use a phase lock loop set for 50Hz.

    Ciao, Tim
     
  4. Resqueline

    Resqueline

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    In addition to the above; with regards to the transformer itself there's no problems going that way (increasing the applied frequency).
    Decreasing the applied frequency however may bring the core into saturation and so one might have to effecively reduce the applied voltage by the same percentage.
     
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