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Use of a 50Hz Inverter
#1
Picked up a used inverter, however once I arrived home, I realized it was 50Hz (not 60Hz, as I live state-side). Anyone have any thoughts on what to do with it?

-Photon.



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#2
I would just sell it. Unfortunately, most who want to buy will be outside of the US and international shipping is expensive...
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#3
There are some devices in the US that will run on 50Hz. A lot of digital equipment will, for example. Some fans will, but few.

One things for certain, it would have to be completely isolated from the 60Hz system. Otherwise you'll get a lot of fluctuating voltages as the waves pass each other.

If you have a dedicated circuit for the office that uses all digital equipment, that'd work. Or for the theater center, light circuits (without fans), stuff like that.
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(08-11-2018, 01:15 AM)photon4 Wrote: Picked up a used inverter, however once I arrived home, I realized it was 50Hz (not 60Hz, as I live state-side). Anyone have any thoughts on what to do with it?

-Photon.




Unless you have some 230VAC devices this seems to be not too useful for you since it is not able to generate two separate 115 Vac circuits without powering a Transformer and it's 50Hz.  So a possible problem with some devices but examining the specs for equipment shows a lot of items work ok  on 50/60Hz  And a long term study will show 60Hz power in most locations can vary +or- 2 Hz or more with no problems.
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#5
Like said above, most electronics will be fine on 50Hz (often designed to run on either 50 or 60Hz), just not appliances with induction motors or iron core transformers - they may run, but slower & get hotter.
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#6
24kgold has a point. I didn't think about the 240VAC output.

An option would be to rewire a MOT, but that might be a bit difficult as you'd need to have a little bigger wire, but you'd get about twice the amps capable on the 120V. The number of turns would be 1/2 of the primary.

From http://www.outbackpower.com/downloads/do...nstall.pdf
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#7
or get a voltage converter transformer often made for travelers is another option I have seen ones rated at 2000w Continous output at 120v single phase or 230v single phase. losses may be to high for a permanent solution.
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#8
Have you tested the inverter to see if it's working? I live in Barbados and your inverter fits our system, 240v 50Hz. It wouldn't make sense buying a 7 year old inverter and shipping it here, but if you're giving it away, and it's working, I'd consider paying the shipping and finding a home for it here in Barbados.
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#9
I was told it was working when I acquired it. I'll have to find big battery to test it out.
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It'd be nice if it really was working. Just gotta get it working for your needs if it does Wink
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