220v appliance on a 245v uk circuit

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    Don't laugh but I've just bought a 'digital bidet' toilet seat from South Korea. It. Is. 220v 60hz 1450w. My. Sockets are 245v on testing them. Will I need extra equipment to. Wire it in or Will it be ok without?
     
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    uk electrics are plus 10% or minus 5% from 230v so 219- 253 is a normal uk level so it will work ok
    although its 60 hz as opposed to uk 50 hz so may not be compatable :cry:
     
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    OK.

    Is it alright if we point and snigger a little bit? ;)


    Our supply is 230V, 50Hz.

    The voltage difference is probably not an issue, but the frequency one might be. Does it have a motor?
     
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    1450W?????

    I'd be bl00dy scared to sit on it! :eek:

    Does it heat the water and pump it out then?
     
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    The power is required for the instantaneous rim washer. When I say "rim" I am not referring to the bog's rim. :LOL:

    I guess it's Japanese, so has been designed to withstand earthquakes, tsunamis and the flatulent/fluidic consequences of devouring Japanese food.

    Seriously, it would include a (rim washing) pump which, depending on the type of motor, may overheat on a 50Hz supply. A "universal" motor would be perfectly OK on 60Hz, 50Hz or even DC. An induction or a shaded pole motor may not. The magnetic components of a 60HZ motor are designed to saturate in just over 8mS. If the power is sustained in one direction for 10mS, as it would with a 50Hz supply, the magentic elements may become fully saturated, the back emf falling towards zero and allowing a spike of excess current. In turn this leads to overheating.
     
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    & toasting your arrse. :p :p
     
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    I thought Japan was using 110, when a friend imported a camper direct from there everything was 110 :confused:
     
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    Its actually a Samsung from South Korea. OK without blowing it up how would I know what type of pump motor it has?, alternatively how could I regulate the Hz?

    I got this crazy idea from one of the property progs who installed one in a uk home (also from S Korea) so its got to be possible

    Ps any advisors will be invited personally to test it!
     
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    Just like their pesky reactors then! :D
     
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    Alright then, i'll do the testing...

    Would i be right in thinking i could lower the voltage to counteract the higher frequency? If so how would you recommend i do it?
     
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    no

    :cool:
     
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    Be fair. it survived the earthquake with minimal and non hazardous damage, it was the tsunami that destroyed the cooling systems and the back up cooling systems.
     
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    Lowering the voltage will NOT counteract the adverse effects of running a 60Hz motor on a 50Hz supply. If the motor is frequency critical then it will have to have 60Hz and that will require an expensive frequency convertor.
     
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    Hi Andimac101,

    Did you manage to get the Samsung 220v 60Hz digital bidet to work without any mod apart from changing the F-type plug to a UK 3 pin plug?
    I have to install this and don't really want the complication of a 60Hz to 50Hz inverter. The 220v is not an issue.

    Thanks
     
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