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can i use stepdown adaptor to convert my 110V x10 product for use in a 220V power region like UK

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osayodele

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110V conversion to 220V
« on: August 16, 2006, 07:47:00 AM »

can i use stepdown adaptor to convert my 110V x10 product for use in a 220V power region like UK
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Re: 110V conversion to 220V
« Reply #1 on: August 16, 2006, 09:53:44 AM »

Step down adapters can change the voltage. BUT In addition to voltage, the frequency at which the power is generated may also differ, usually from 50 Hz to 60 Hz.  While it is possible to convert voltage, it is not possible to convert frequency, though some devices are built to handle these differences.
Check the label on your electrical device.
eg: IMPUT:  AC 100V-240V ~ 1.0A 50/60 Hz This  device was designed to be used over a wide range of voltage  and at different  frequencies. In this particular example, the device can use anywhere from 100 volts to 240 volts and can operate on either a 50 Hz or 60 Hz system; If the devise's label has for instance AC 120V ~ 3.0A 60Hz then it can only be used with 120V 60Hz electrical systems.
Hope this was helpful.
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Re: 110V conversion to 220V
« Reply #2 on: August 16, 2006, 12:09:36 PM »

If you are talking about X10 automation stuff, the simple answer is NO. The X10 signals do not go through the step down transformer well. There are 220V 50Hz X10 modules available in europe:.
http://www.marmitek.com/
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Re: 110V conversion to 220V
« Reply #3 on: August 16, 2006, 03:09:25 PM »

Since http://www.marmitek.com/ is in the Netherlands, don't forget to click on the British flag to view the site in English. Of course, if you can read Dutch, you don't have to.
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