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230v/50Hz in, 110v/60Hz out - is this possible?

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230v/50Hz in, 110v/60Hz out - is this possible?

This was originally posted on APC forums on 4/18/2013


Just wondering if anyone here knows of a product that will suit me.

I have an old Model 33 Teletype that I want to interface to some vintage (1960s and 1970s) computers.  It needs 110v 60Hz power.  It must run at 60Hz for the printing mechanism and the serial interface to work at the correct speed (110 baud).

But local power here is of course 230v/50Hz.  I can use a stepdown transformer to convert 230v to 110v, but this doesn't solve the frequency problem.

The Teletype only consumes 300 Watts.

Is there a UPS (or other product) that can operate from 230v/50hz, and output 110v/60hz?

If not, is there a product that can take 110v/50hz in, and output 110v/60hz?

I will probably only need to run this 8 hours a week maximum (2 x 4 hour periods).  It might typically be used 1 week in 4.

I don't really need UPS capability - I will always have mains power available.

Any suggestions are appreciated.


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Re: 230v/50Hz in, 110v/60Hz out - is this possible?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 4/19/2013


the only solutions i know of, after consulting with liamg is with something like an SURTD5000XLI international model with a stepdown transformer. That international Smart UPS RT can do frequency conversion. Then, if you connect an SURT003 step down transformer to that and set it to 240v, it will output 115v 60Hz.

The problem is you don't need a UPS and I am sure there may be an easier way so I think this solution could be overkill...figured i'd let you know at least what i came up with.

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BillP
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Re: 230v/50Hz in, 110v/60Hz out - is this possible?

This reply was originally posted by Angela on APC forums on 4/19/2013


the only solutions i know of, after consulting with liamg is with something like an SURTD5000XLI international model with a stepdown transformer. That international Smart UPS RT can do frequency conversion. Then, if you connect an SURT003 step down transformer to that and set it to 240v, it will output 115v 60Hz.

The problem is you don't need a UPS and I am sure there may be an easier way so I think this solution could be overkill...figured i'd let you know at least what i came up with.