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Old 07-29-2008, 02:04 PM   #1
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some US - UK translations required

Hi All

I am hoping someone can help, firstly i have very little electrical knowledge so please bare with me.

my boss (US based) has asked me to investigate if this item will work in my UK office -

the building i have has 3 phase power and indicates 500v with 60amps.

I can see from the requirements that it requires 220v or 400v to operate (i have 500v so i asume thats fine) but i dont understand what 'Hz' is? is this the same as we refer to as Amps in the UK?

Your input apreciated, i will be contacting my electrician in the morning to confirm but thought you guys might be able to give some idea.



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Old 07-29-2008, 05:28 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by BikerBudgie View Post
i dont understand what 'Hz' is?

The "units" of speed could be miles/hour or feet/second or furlongs per fortnight. The "units" of Hz is "per second ["/sec"]."

60 Hz is some thing that happens 60 times per second. In this case what is happening 60 times per second is that the voltage goes from zero to a positive value and then back to zero and then to a negative value and then back to zero.

And at 60 Hz the cycle is completed in 1/60 = 16.7 milliseconds = 0.0167 seconds.


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Old 07-30-2008, 01:31 PM   #3
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The crucible will work on 50 or 60 Hz. Find out what the nominal voltage is for your area. I think you will be just fine. I would verify with the manufacturer and your power company before you write that PO.
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