I purchased a L450 North American version but picked her up in Europe
and sailed the Mediterranean
and the Caribbean
for 9 months. I purchased some appliances
. This included automatic cappuccino machine and washer. On the other hand we had a North American water
kettle, toaster and computers
and cell phones are multi voltage multi frequency, so there is no problem.
All our equipment
worked fine on either 50 or 60 Hz. The only problem was the pump
that pumps the water
out of the washer. It wanted 50 Hz. Strangely enough everything else in the washer worked fine on 60Hz include the big drum motor
This is what I did.
Installed second 220V inlet. Connected it to 220v breakers and a Victron Autotransformer which did the 220V - 110V conversion.
I installed a Victron 12-3000 Multi Plus charger/inverter. North American version. I reprogrammed it to default to 50 Hz though when it is not connected to shore power
. On shore power it will synchronize with the shore frequency.
I had a switch that allowed me to change the transformer connection between input and output of the Inverter
. This way I could use either 110 or 120 from shore going into the inverter
, or I could produce 110 and 220 with the inverter.
I installed several 220V outlets ( washer and kitchen counters).
Now I could use shore power or inverter power to drive my 110V and 220V appliances
simultaneously. When connected to 60Hz shore power what iI had to do for the washer was to disconnect from shore power and switch the inverter off and on. Now the inverter delivered 50 Hz for the washer. I am in the process of disconnecting the Lagoon
chargers from the internal circuits and connect them such that I can pick up power from the 220-50Hz or 110-60Hz inlet. They are multi voltage and multi frequency. Thus I can charge my batteries
and produce all 110 and 220 with my inverter, separating me from whatever shore frequency is used.