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Old 07-01-2022, 11:26   #1
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AC220-240V ~ 50Hz Space Heater on 60hz

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I'm trying to get some heat on the euro wired boat I am working on in the US. On shorepower it draws AC220-240V ~ 60Hz -- every outlet is a UK G type plug. I'd like to buy an oil filled radiator from AmazonUK which has the correct plug and is AC220-240V ~ 50Hz. I've read a lot of articles and searched all over for more information and it seems like it would work ok on 60hz if I don't run it maxed out at 1500W. Any thoughts would be appreciated.







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Old 07-01-2022, 11:33   #2
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Re: AC220-240V ~ 50Hz Space Heater on 60hz

For heating coils the 50 or 60 Hz has no influence on produced heat. The Hz difference comes into play with rotating equipment, electric motors.

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Re: AC220-240V ~ 50Hz Space Heater on 60hz

Great- looking in to the heater and some other options. The boat looks as if it was wired by monkeys both on AC & DC sides. I truly wish that people pulled dead wire out rather than just laying new wire on top of it!





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Re: AC220-240V ~ 50Hz Space Heater on 60hz

The heat molecules will spew forth 20% faster (60/50).
If you are north of the Equator they will spin clockwise, if south - anticlockwise.
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Re: AC220-240V ~ 50Hz Space Heater on 60hz

If You buy one, buy a good one from EWT, AEG, ... .
Look for one with 6Amp. and 16 Amp. Some ports have 10 Amp as fuse. Depends on the where you are.
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Re: AC220-240V ~ 50Hz Space Heater on 60hz

There will be no real change in BTU output.
However, if it has a fan, with an AC motor, it will run a little faster, due to the frequency increase from 50 to 60HZ.
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