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dev 04-01-2007 01:05 PM

110v 50hz
i have a sander 110v 60hz and it burnt the motor i think, is it because it should be 110v 50hz can i still use 60hz in uk / or does it have too be 50hz

jwhite 04-01-2007 02:07 PM

usually a 60 hz motor will just run a bit slower on 50 hz. it can make the motor wear out sooner ..

but If i am correct you do not use 110 v in the uk you use a different voltage set up. What are the nominal voltages where you are?

dev 04-01-2007 03:25 PM

thks jwhite, we use 110v on construction site, 240v is household plug
if i get sanders with 110v 50hz will the sander thn work? thy all seem to burn out

mikemy6 04-01-2007 09:02 PM

There is an adapter that handles this problem I dont think it changes the frequency (it may) I will call an electrician I know he works 3 till 11 EDT so he may be there now. let me get back to you

mikemy6 04-01-2007 09:56 PM

sorry i was not right
the frequency of the cycles does not change
heres how the conversation went
Me( do the adapters we used to use change the Hz.)?
Me(why did we use them)?
Him(nobody is going to jump on concord to replace a hairdryer)
Me(what if was a 5000L laptop)?
Him(why do you think we dont use them anymore, where've you been for the last 10 years)
I say I dont know!!!!

yea I know 5000E not 5000L

the motor windings will burn up pretty fast in constant use as in a sander

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