50Hz VS 60Hz

Discussion in 'Electrical Systems' started by StianM, Nov 4, 2008.

  1. jonr
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    jonr Senior Member

    Resistive devices shouldn't care but inductive devices can draw more current (ie, perhaps overheat) when run at at a lower frequency.

    A variable frequency drive is a good idea - it will control both the frequency and voltage to keep the motor cool.

  2. powerabout
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    powerabout Senior Member


    Used on many megayacht air con compressors to alter capacity and to prevent any dip in the lights at start up. ( soft start)
    ( not cheap though )
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