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# How to convert 60Hz to 50Hz

## What is 50Hz, 60Hz?

Alternating current (AC) is changing the direction of the current periodically; Cycle is the time of a cyclical change of the current; Frequency is the times of the current changes per second, unit Hertz (Hz). AC current direction changes 50 or 60 cycles per second, in accordance with 100 or 120 changes per second, then the frequency is 50 Hertz or 60 Hertz.

50 Hz and 60 Hz power sources are most often used in international power systems. Some countries (regions) commonly use 50Hz power gird while other countries use 60Hz power grid, but some appliances are not designed for both frequency operation. Then it comes with Frequency Converter.

## How to change 60Hz to 50Hz?

Frequency converter can convert fixed frequency (50Hertz or 60Hertz) AC power to variable frequency, variable voltage power through AC → DC → AC conversion, output pure sine wave, and adjustable frequency and voltage. It is different with variable frequency drive which is special for motor speed control only, and also different with ordinary voltage stabilizer. Ideal AC power supply is stable frequency, stable voltage, resistance is approx zero and the voltage waveform is pure sine wave (without distortion). Frequency converter output is very close to the ideal power supply, hence, more and more countries use frequency converter power supply as a standard power source in order to provide the best electrical power supply environment for appliances to estimate their technical performance.

By using a frequency converter, you can convert both 60Hz to 50Hz and 50Hz to 60Hz for home appliances, it is also a voltage converter for changing 110V to 220V.

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9/24/2016 3:16 PM
This explains how frequency works but doesn't tell how to change cycles, but your headline says how to change 50 to 60 and visa versa
11/17/2016 1:32 PM
I have a Yamaha amp. model no. RX-V1300RDS 230 volts / 50 Hz 410 watts. What frequency converter would I need to operate this unit in my home.
11/27/2016 6:03 AM
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11/29/2016 9:20 AM
good day, can you please help me? i have an air conditioner that is 220-240 volt,50 hz, my source of power is 110 volt and 220 volt,60 hz. i also have a transformer that i want to use across the line to give me 220 volt, the laber on the transformer is 50/60 hz. my concern is that will the transformer put out the 50 hz that the air conditioner need?
12/28/2016 2:32 AM
If it is an electric motor and it is rated for 110v/220v 60Hz/50Hz power supply, then it most likely is also designed for use on a fixed sinusoidal power supply only and therefore would not be suitable for use on a variable frequency drive (VFD), at least not without additional filtering. There are standalone devices available that are designed to provide this type of conversion (i.e. GoHz frequency converter). These have some things in common with VFD's, but the two are not the same. If the driven load is an electric motor it may make more sense, from a cost and complexity standpoint, to simply replace the motor with one designed for your voltage/frequency. If the load is solid state, then your appliance probably already has some kind of AC to DC power supply/converter, and instead this would need to be replaced with one designed for your voltage/frequency. Some appliances may require both of these changes.
12/30/2016 8:08 PM

Nice, but too bad you don't have a variable one that puts out about 10 watts so I can slow down my antique clock that is running too fast.

Carl Danner
11521 Peninsula Park Drive
Bakersfield CA 93311
1/30/2017 12:52 PM
whats the best brand and model of a frequency converter for a 1500kva generator?
2/17/2017 4:30 PM
I know by using frequency converter we can convert it just like (50 TO 60 hz) but what is the point thus your frequency is directly proportional to voltage or what?
3/1/2017 7:12 AM
hi my dear can you help me please h have a/c window type 18000 btu 220v-240v ,hz60 i want to convert it to 50hz what i will do
my E-MAIL:TANZEEL95@LIVE.CO.UK
3/9/2017 12:25 PM
I bought a washing machine working by electric current 220 volt ,60 Hz. While my home current is 220 volt ,50 Hz.kindly can you help me what can I do
3/21/2017 2:48 AM
hello sir,

I have a water pump motor that needs 230 V, 50 Hz, 20 watts and LED that also need 230 V, 50 Hz, 120 watts... The standard Frequency here in the Philippines is 60 Hz. The Problem is Frequency Transformer ( is not available locally. Can i use VFD for these equipment?

Input:
230 V, 60 Hz
Output:
230 V, 50 hZ

3/21/2017 2:51 AM
VFD output is three phase, it's not suitable for single phase pump.
4/1/2017 2:59 PM
My washing machine is 50hz.willl it affect the drain motor if i use 60hz?
4/17/2017 8:17 PM
I have refrigerator made by samsung its 60 hz i wint to change it to 50hz.   Can i do this convert and how?
4/19/2017 1:54 AM
You can simply get a GoHz converter to convert 60Hz to 50Hz, or the vice.
4/27/2017 7:59 AM
We are testing our product at 11 kV, 50 Hz, but for specific requirement we have to test the product at 60Hz frequency. So what is the equivalent voltage at 60 Hz for 11kv, 50 Hz?
4/27/2017 8:08 AM
There are a couple of options, depending on your requirements. First if it is only the voltage you need at 60Hz, a high voltage test set that can output a variable frequency at the voltage you require. Probably very costly. Otherwise a generator at 60Hz outputting Low Voltage with a step up transformer to the required voltage. If voltage is all that is required, you can have the transformer connected to the generator on start up to prevent inrush issues and then just have normal protection.

In some 50/60 Hz transformers I have seen, as the frequency increased by 20% so does the need for the voltage. 11kV at 50Hz may equal 13.2kV at 60Hz. And secondary side of 400V at 50Hz would become 480V at 60Hz.
6/15/2017 2:43 PM
i have a Auto Washing machine with 60Hz rating. can it be used on 50Hz rating?
7/27/2017 4:34 PM
can you install a 120v/60hz refrigerator and microwave in a 110-120v/50hz country with a converter? and if so what would you buy to go with it?
7/31/2017 6:49 AM
Haw can run rig 600v /60 Hz with city power station 33kv /50 HZ
7/31/2017 6:57 AM
Good day
We have our rig VFD rigs 600v/60HZ and we want connect with city power station 33kv/50HZ
HAW WE CAN CONNECT?
m_elsahaf@yahoo.com
11/7/2017 8:59 AM
is possible a 750 volt have a 3000KVA  i dont know how many hertz will be on a motor ? is possible ???....
11/10/2017 8:25 PM
Always remember that this is not a very efficient process of conversion when considering buying a convertor. These convertors are pricey and when you add the extra power costs you may reexamine the option of buying a new appliance instead. For small appliances you can use a automotive battery and a inverter that puts out the proper frequency. Rare would be the instances when I would find it worth he trouble and expense. BTW of course you need to recharge the battery as need and it is still not efficient.
11/24/2017 12:06 PM
Can a 60hz power a 50hz industrial motor
12/8/2017 7:06 PM
is there any way to transform a washer 110v 60 cycles into a 220v 50 cycles?
12/26/2017 8:13 PM
Hi Gohz.

As a pensionado I live on Saint Martin Dutch Antilles and as a full blown Dutchman I took quite a lot of Dutch electrical equipement with me to the " West".
Now the problem starts comming from a 220V 50Hrz continent to a 110V 60 Hrz Island.
To be able to use my Dutch equipment I need to convert 110V to 220V. That's the easy part. But for certain appliances I need 50Hrz instead of 60 Hrz, this including my Miele washer and dryer. In total my houdse needs 3 KWh if all equipment is working
1. Which converter do I need to power my 50Hrz Dutch appliances ?  (max 3000 watt)
2. I have a single phase 110V 60 Herz grid connection, which comprises of a L1 110V
and an oher L 2 also 110V, plus a blue L neutral and a L Groundwire. So in total the
grid comes with 4 wires. At this moment I make 220V 60HRZ which ruins my
appliances.
Q : How and where do I have to place your converter in my circuit ?

Thank you very much.
Dr. Cornelius Bouwman, mba
nl@mediconbeheer.com
1/23/2018 5:41 AM
i need pdf manual of this converter kindly provide  @  Ahmedalizafar900@gmail.com
2/3/2018 8:00 AM
I bought a Samsung Washing machine rated 10kg. model; -ww10H9600.EW/EU. silver. and wwH9410EX/NG both power 2400W. 220-240VAC.50HZ. my power source is 480vac .60Hz step down to 220vac 60hz. the operation is not satisfactory. Which converter can do it ?
2/6/2018 6:07 AM
hi can you help me please, I have split a/c 18000 btu 220v-240v ,hz60 i want to convert it to 50hz what i will do
my email: kalyani12aug@yahoo.com
2/14/2018 2:55 AM
Commenter below: did tell how to change frequency. "through AC → DC → AC conversion". You have to convert to DC first. Then convert to AC. When you convert DC to AC you choose the frequency.
4/11/2018 8:43 PM
I have 7 air conditioner of 60hz 220v,
Current supply in my country is 50hz 220v.
I want to connect and use all air conditioner in my house. How can I connect them??
5/2/2018 3:04 PM
This does nothing to answer the question of HOW to change from 60hz to 50hz.
5/29/2018 8:13 PM
Hello good day i have a 120 v  60Hz washing machine i want it to work on  50 Hz .do you have single phase vfd  I can used to make my  machine work on 50Hz
8/4/2018 2:13 PM
I guess that due to the cost of a frequency converter, I'll have to find a different way to get the 115/120V electricity that I need. I bought a modified sine wave inverter from Harbor Freight  to change the 12V in my truck to 120V to run a small refrigerator and/or an 80A inverter welder off of, but the HB inverter is 50 Hz and although it is fine to run a skill saw, drill motor and, possibly the welder, one should not run an appliance such as a refrigerator on 50 Hz so I purchased a pure sine wave inverter from Amazon that had 60 Hz. A waste of money as it burned out with the first use of using a skill saw. The HB inverter had burned out because it didn't get sufficient cooling air to run with the back cargo area full so I built a frame of 1 x1 tubing to give the unit 1 1/2 inches of clearance on the bottom and 2 1/2 inches on top so, I presume, that it burned out on its first use because of poor construction. (Note: this is also the reason why no-one should EVER buy a generator from Harbor Freight as it produces electricity w/ 50 Hz frequency and although it will run a refrigerator, eventually the motor will overheat and burn out.) jim howe jr/ME and AL
8/26/2018 6:26 AM
Dear
Mr.
I need a frequency converter from 60Hz to 50Hz
input voltage monofasica 220V 60Hz,
Output voltage monofasica 220V 50Hz.
20 amp power

a cyclo-converter

I need this to feed an electronic panel,
I am looking forward to your response

best regards

Bautista
8/27/2018 1:49 AM
What if I don't need to change the voltage?  The US runs on 120v 60hz Jamaica runs on 110v 50hz, therefore I don't need to lower from 220v, I ONLY need to convert 50 hz input to 60 hz.
9/5/2018 11:07 AM
I have two Portable A/C 12000 BTU & 14000 BTU  220v/60 HZ & my house 220v/ 50 Hz

How I can convert 60 Hz to 50 Hz ?

Hazem
10/19/2018 6:12 PM
We have a 277/480V, 3ph, 4w. 60hz system and we need to connect a total of 297KVA load at 380V, 3ph 50hz.

We need to specify the equipment we will need to connect this equipment. They are about 7 pieces of machines.
We were estimating of providing a 300KVA transformer to change voltage and frequency fed from 480V, 3ph, 60hz feeder and coming out of the transformer with 380V, 3ph, 50hz.

Does this make any sense?
11/18/2018 12:59 PM
I have a shearing applience that works on 125V and 60Hz. I live in Belgium and there our net is 23OV and 50Hz. Is there a way i can reconfigure this applience or get a transformer to make it work?

Thanks a lot
12/25/2018 3:21 PM
Is it posdible to connect the same converter to two appliances, one 220 V and one 230V, both 60 hz to put on 50 Hz

Gastcour@yahoo.ca
2/28/2019 2:12 AM
i am looking for a frequency converter 60 hz to50hz need help

7/1/2019 7:06 AM
I have small screw driver (2.4 v  130 rpm only ) with 120v with 60hz charger which seems to be for USA.
I tried to charge with using  adaptor but it didn't work.
How can I solve ?

7/31/2019 5:20 AM
seems like a lot of people are having problems with electric frequency. Im having trouble now too with my newly bought diswhasher from China.  I didn't know it is using 50hz (because it was not stated in website only inside the manual) but my country is using 60hz.  After doing so much research... seems like you have to spend so much just to get this thing working properly...  leaving me with the only option to throw it away instead (since it is also expensive to ship it back to china)
10/9/2019 1:15 AM
Tengo una maquina fabricada en china con motor 220v 50hz monofasico de 1.5kw. Que podría recomendarme para hacerla funcionar aquí en México?
11/3/2019 8:34 PM
All I need to know  what  to  buy to  change 50 Hz  to 60 Hz to run a fridge
12/2/2019 2:19 PM
i have a soldering iron working voltage is given 110 vac /60 hz but my home power is 220vac / 50 hz . can i use  vfd drive to convert frequency and use one 220 to 110 transformer for voltage down ? can it work pls reply me .

thanks
12/6/2019 4:42 PM
thank you sir/madam I would like to  have one  of this  frequency changer
1/26/2020 7:27 PM
I have a Sony Bravia tv I bought in Europe that runs on 220v 50hz. I am moving to the US and want to take this along. Will it work on 60hz if I transform the 110v to 220v?
1/29/2020 4:55 PM
.I have a LG water cooler operating at a frequency of 60hZ / 220V and I want to convert it to 50hZ / 220V Is there an adapter for that? Thank you .

imardenli@hotmail.com
IBRAHIM  MARDENLI
2/7/2020 5:54 PM
yes you can do it. the only thing you cause is harmonics and and altered output sinewave. yes you can run European motors in North America, and vice versa, but keep in mind using an inverter will create a dirty power output. using just an inverter will cause fast voltage and thus amperage fluctuation which will cause extra heat in motors and can potentially burn out boards (if used).

a VFD will create a steadier output voltage, but it is still a dirty output. most new motors have no issue because they're build to withstand the extra heat, but lots of older intermittent run motors will burn out fairly quickly. inverter duty and most continuous duty motors will not have this issue.
if you decide to use an inverter, seriously consider using an inline and output filter.
and if you use a VFD that is a long distance (300ft if I remember correctly) than it is recommended you use both to extend motor and board life.
Any contactors or relays you use to start equipment while changing the frequency should use an R/C filter as well to act as a surge suppressor.
6/27/2020 7:11 PM
I Need to change 60HZ to 50 HZ in 220volts 3 phase , do you handle this frecuency converters?
11/18/2020 8:51 AM
Hi, I am Paul, I bought 7 brand-new Panasonic aircons  (single split 1 Hp and 2Hp) in Malaysia 220V 50Hz that are professionally installed in Philippines 220V 60 Hz but none is working.  What you consider doing? thank you so much! paul@paulpenders.com
1/23/2021 11:21 PM
Please recommend and quote to convert 230v 60hz to 230v 50hz single phase in and single phase out. My device is about 770watts. It is for home use. NOT a pump. Thanks Bob
7/20/2022 6:42 PM
Were purchasing a bottling machine form China that operates on 50 hz 220v 16A. What would i need to purchase to convert 60hz 120v to 50hz 220v. Also this equipment would be running for 8 to 10 hours a day.