Originally Posted by Msradell
The converter will solve the voltage issue, but frequency may also be an issue. European power is 220 V, 50 Hz, American is 120 V, 60 Hz., The frequency probably won't affect the lights, but it will affect the filter motor. May be a problem, may not be a problem but in the long run it would be better off replacing instead of modifying..
Becarefull what ya stated if this have indentscent bulbs then it will not affect at all but with flourscent verison it may produce flicker or ballast will fail to work properly at 60 HZ source with 50 HZ ballast
Originally Posted by Eric84
Actually, I just looked on the tag of the filter and it says 220-240V 50HZ.
I've never seen a convertor or used one. Would I be able to plug multiple things into it? Do I need to get a 220V power strip, plug my items into the 220V powerstrip, then plus the powerstrip into the convertor, then the convertor into the 110 wall outlet?
The issue will be filter motour as you stated that is 220-240 volts 50 HZ I know it can work on 60 HZ but it will run faster and it will run hotter than it was design on oringal 50 HZ source.
If the motour get burnted out then you will have just get a standard North Americiane verison then the issue will go away.
The heater that is iffy depending if just plain jane bimetal it is ok but with electronic control it may or may not work properly at all.
So that is the only few quirks you will find out.