North American Network Operators Group

Date Prev | Date Next | Date Index | Thread Index | Author Index | Historical

Re: 220v/50hz power rig

  • From: Lincoln Dale
  • Date: Wed Sep 05 23:47:31 2001

At 12:12 PM 5/09/2001 -0700, Randy Bush wrote:
you're gonna love this one.

i have a piece of equipment i will be shipping to china that i want to test
before i ship it over.  it has a <gasp!> electric motor!  so i need some
kind of transformer/inverter setup that plugs into red blooded american
115v/60hz and can handle

    Power requirement:  1.5 kW
    Voltage requirement:  220 V
    Frequency:  50/60 Hz
    Current requirement:  10 A
there's at least 4 ways to do it:

[1] its easy enough in Australia to get '240V/50Hz -> 110V/60Hz' transformers.
i would imagine you could probably find the same thing in USA without too much

[2] on this side of the planet, its pretty easy to get hold of small portable diesel
generators that can output 1500W @ 240V.

[3] there's certainly inverters that'll convert -48DC to 240V/50Hz. a couple of
car batteries or your favourite telco DC rail would do nicely.

[4] besides USA and Japan, just about everywhere else in the world uses
240V AC. sounds like an excuse for a European or Australian holiday to me ...