220v 60Hz running off 220v 50Hz

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blinkboi

Joined Jul 23, 2017
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Hello,

Just wanted to understand if an appliance (containing uv lights, infrared lights and fan) which is rated at 220V60Hz work fine at 220v50Hz? Are there any underlying dangers in the long run such as overheating etc...?

Thanks in advance
 

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
18,210
Motors designed for 60 Hz can overheat on 50 Hz. Simple things like heaters and light bulbs don't care.
 

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blinkboi

Joined Jul 23, 2017
2
Motors designed for 60 Hz can overheat on 50 Hz. Simple things like heaters and light bulbs don't care.
Thanks #12, but does the overheating apply to DC motors as well? My understanding was that the frequency for DC current is zero...not sure..
 

#12

Joined Nov 30, 2010
18,210
If your motor is built for DC you won't be powering it with AC so the frequency you are not giving it doesn't matter.
 
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