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Old 09-04-2014, 12:42 PM   #11
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You can hire an electrician to come to your house and wire you up a few 110v sockets. Yeah, I know it's possible because I had it when I lived in Germany. They are still 50hz, though.

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Old 09-04-2014, 12:51 PM   #12
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I'd say your only hope is that the factory sells 220V and 110V motors which are the same except for the way internal winding connections are made. This would simplify manufacture but there may be other reasons not to do it this way. If that is indeed the case then you would need to find where the single winding is split and rewire the two parts which would be in parallel for 120 into a series configuration for 240. A think the suggestion of going to a motor winding shop is probably a good one. Somewhere on some soi you will find one. Then there is the question of 50 Hz.

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Old 09-04-2014, 12:59 PM   #13
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You can hire an electrician to come to your house and wire you up a few 110v sockets. Yeah, I know it's possible because I had it when I lived in Germany. They are still 50hz, though.
It's possible to have 120 60 Hz from 240 50 Hz if you are willing to spring for an MG set (or more modern electronic rectifier-inverter system). It is not possible to go from 240 to 120 without some kind of steel i.e. MG set or transformer (far more practical but no frequency conversion). When the 110 sockets were installed in your German residence a central transformer must have been installed somewhere. This may, of course, be an option for OP.
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considering the 220 to 110 volt xformers are about $15, I would just use them, you are only drawing about 0.5 amp on the primary and 1 amp on the secondary. this is not a terribly beefy xformer.

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It's possible to have 120 60 Hz from 240 50 Hz if you are willing to spring for an MG set (or more modern electronic rectifier-inverter system). It is not possible to go from 240 to 120 without some kind of steel i.e. MG set or transformer (far more practical but no frequency conversion). When the 110 sockets were installed in your German residence a central transformer must have been installed somewhere. This may, of course, be an option for OP.
Good to know. You appear to have an authoritative grasp on the subject. Thanks for the education.
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