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Old 11-16-2008, 02:40 PM   #1
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I have a micromega cd player and would like to convert from 220/240 50htz to 110v 60htz, is it a case of just changing the power supply and if so where can I buy one in the uk. Thanks

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steven, I have to wonder if you are serious because when I viewed your question there were three ads on the top of the page for these converters.

Maybe google has some intellegence to its ads and somehow re-directs the ad content to reflect the content of the page.

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Google uses ads that find key words in the posts. This sounds like a real question
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Yes you can, get a special step-down transformer. The frequency shouldn't matter much.

Check the products here out, they have some converters

http://www.voltage-converter-transfo...converter.html

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Yes you can, get a special step-down transformer. The frequency shouldn't matter much.

Check the products here out, they have some converters

http://www.voltage-converter-transfo...converter.html
um, yes, freq can matter, a lot. a 50 hz motor will run 20% faster when using 60 hz so everybody is going to end up with a little "chipmunk" singing going on.
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um, yes, freq can matter, a lot. a 50 hz motor will run 20% faster when using 60 hz so everybody is going to end up with a little "chipmunk" singing going on.
Nah. The power supply in the device will rectify the incoming power to DC anyhow.
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I actually do not get the ad's because I have blocked the pagead2.googlesyndication.com as a restricted site in IE8. As for the OP, the adverts can lead to SPAM sites, not true helpful sites.
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Nah. The power supply in the device will rectify the incoming power to DC anyhow.
that is why I qualified it. If the motor is DC, then I will still argue the speed issue because the RMS of 60 hz is going to cause it to be a higher DC voltage that rectified 50 hz. Voltage affects speed of many DC motors.

without a lot of info, it is impossible to make any real determination but suffice it to say, the freq is of concern and should not be written off so easily.

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