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Television of 60Hz, power supply of 240V 50Hz.

Discussion in 'Electrical Engineering' started by Nimo, Sep 22, 2003.

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  1. Nimo

    Nimo Guest

    Is it possible to use an American TV (60Hz) on 240V 50Hz power supply?

    Another dump question.
    I'm using a computer monitor which its refreshing rate is 85Hz, the power
    supply is 240V 50Hz and yet I still can use that monitor. One is 50Hz and
    the other is 85Hz, there are both different, how is it possible for them to
    co-exist??? If there are able to tolerate each other then the first question
    answer should be "YES". Am I right?? Very doubtful.
  2. Nimo

    Nimo Guest

    Thank you for your invaluable reply.

    Got other question regarding this issue as well.

    I bought an American manufactured PlayStation 2 console. The manual book
    says, this console runs at 120V AC, 60Hz but this console was sold at UK,
    hence there will be power conflict. Therefore, this console was packed with
    a power adaptor. At the back of that power adaptor printed: AC input 220V
    50Hz, AC output 100V 58W. Read the PS2 manual book (US) attentively, power
    adaptor is not included but a simple wire meant for direct connection
    between the socket power supplier and the console.

    Question 1:
    Assuming this console is to be used in America.
    A simple wire for direct connection between socket power supplier and the
    console? Does this mean, that console has an internal power adaptor that
    steps down the voltage as it runs at 120V 60Hz?

    Question 2:
    Assuming this American product is to be used in UK with a power adaptor as
    mentioned above.
    If Question 1 is true, then there will be two power adaptors, one internal
    and one external. External power adaptor steps down voltage from 220V to
    100V according to its back plate. Since that console runs at 120V as stated
    on the manual book, how is it possible for it to run at 100V? And the
    external power adaptor runs on 50Hz, how does it communicate with that
    console (120V 60Hz)??? What is the usage of that internal power adaptor over

    Very confuse!!
  3. Nimo

    Nimo Guest

    There will be a bigger conflict than the power. Assuming you can get the
    But I was able to use the TV to play PlayStation2 and that TV was made in
    Japan - Mitsubishi. My TV is able to support NTSC, SECAM, PAL and so on.
    Thank you for your reply :).
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