|2007-11-22, 10:19 PM||#1|
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Brockville, ON [Cogeco]
Moving Overseas - Question About Voltage/Frequency Conversion
Pardon if this is the wrong forum, but this is a power-related question so this seemed as good a place as any to post it.
I'm moving very soon to New Zealand, which of course is 110V/50Hz. I was planning on taking my Paradigm PDR-10 subwoofer, Pioneer VSX-511 receiver, a couple of DVD players and using a suitably rated step-down transformer.
However, I just found out that transformers don't convert the frequency, only the voltage.
So my question: Is there any practical way to use equipment which is labelled as "60Hz" not "50/60Hz"? With things like amps, receivers and DVD players I've got to assume that I'm not going to have a very happy time with 50Hz AC even if it's stepped down to 110V.
The only frequency converters I've seen online seem to be very heavy duty units intended for use in industry.
If anyone has any good suggestions I'd really appreciate hearing them. We're leaving on Tuesday, so if there's no way to use this equipment over there then I might be leaving a post in the Buy/Sell forum very soon!
|2007-11-23, 10:03 AM||#2|
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Southern Ontario
Right....I spent 6 months in Auckland NZ and 6 in OZ. Anyway...go down to younge street or china town, and get yourself a multi-regional dvd player, that has a frequency and voltage switch at the back. I have one of these, and you just need an adaptor for the plug then i.e 2 pin, with faces for 3 pins et al
Have a nice time there my mate, and if you are brave enough, try the bungee jump from the kAWARAU BRIDGE.