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Offline badbanterer

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moving to South America from US
« on: January 27, 2019, 09:56 PM »
Hello, I'm new here. I would like to bring tools with me to South America who runs on 220V @ 50 hz. I am in the US which runs on 110V @60 Hz. Can anyone tell me if there would be any problems using a step down transformer to go from 220 to 110? The resulting output would be 110 @ 50 hz.

Thanks,
Jorge

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Offline jobsworth

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Re: moving to South America from US
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2019, 11:51 PM »
I used one in the UK for about 4 years. The tools will run at a buit slower RPMs but will do the job

Offline TinyShop

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Re: moving to South America from US
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2019, 12:19 AM »
Hello, I'm new here. I would like to bring tools with me to South America who runs on 220V @ 50 hz. I am in the US which runs on 110V @60 Hz. Can anyone tell me if there would be any problems using a step down transformer to go from 220 to 110? The resulting output would be 110 @ 50 hz.

Thanks,
Jorge

Since when has the entire South American sub-continent run on 50hz? I thought all of the Americas run on 60Hz? Did I miss something?
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Offline Bohdan

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Re: moving to South America from US
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2019, 12:30 AM »
Since when has the entire South American sub-continent run on 50hz? I thought all of the Americas run on 60Hz? Did I miss something?

Not all. For example Brazil is 60Hz, Paraguay is 50Hz. Both are supplied by the Itaipu Dam generators.

Offline TinyShop

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Re: moving to South America from US
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2019, 03:57 AM »
Since when has the entire South American sub-continent run on 50hz? I thought all of the Americas run on 60Hz? Did I miss something?

Not all. For example Brazil is 60Hz, Paraguay is 50Hz. Both are supplied by the Itaipu Dam generators.

Huh, learn something new every day:


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Offline jobsworth

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Re: moving to South America from US
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2019, 02:55 PM »
I was talking voltage not Hz. So my amican 110v 60hz tools ran on a 3.3 tranny using 50Hz with no real problems, the RPMs were a bit slower but other than that NSTA