[vcf-midatlantic] OT - 120v to 240v step up recommendations

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Sun May 2 00:06:31 UTC 2021

On May 1, 2021 7:45:47 PM John Heritage via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vcfed.org> wrote:
> Per the guy who designed it (iComp.De - he makes tons of amiga/commodore
> custom electronics) - the input frequency doesn't matter:
> does 60 hz / 240V power vs 50 hz / 240V power matter for this power supply
> if I go the transformer route?
> It shouldn't - it's a simple rectifier design where grid frequency is not
> used for anything.

  Be careful here, transformer windings are inductors, and as such they exhibit inductive reactance. In many instances you cannot safely run a 60Hz transformer on a 50Hz circuit and vice-versa.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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