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Wannabe Geek

# 228680 17-Jan-2018 10:11
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Hi All, 


Sorry if it's a silly question but I have recently purchased US appliance from Amazon and didn't check to see what voltage it was.  I have had a look and it states:




Voltage: 110V/60Hz


Max. Power: 1800w




I have figured out I need to but a Step Down transfromer for it 2000w, but I am unsure on the 60Hz.  Would this ruin my new blender if it was running at 50Hz?  I was looking at something like the transformer in the link below?


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  # 1941795 18-Jan-2018 08:54
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US outlets are 12A for ongoing loads, 15A for intermittent ones.


Same way they do BS ratings on their step down transformers, if you get a 2000w one there is is really about 800-1000w and will cook on 2000w for any length of time. Something sold here as 2000w will generally be good for 2000w all day and be ok with brief use at well more than that.


They also get away with BS horsepower and wattage ratings over there which is why powertools tend to be rated in amps as well, so you will see a grinder advertised as 5 amps - right beside a 5 horsepower compressor that just plugs into the wall and looks exactly like a 2hp one sold over here. Watts and horsepower are rated at the peak of the motors stroke or some BS like that.


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