(as of Jun 08,2021 09:30:32 UTC – Details)
For an American manufacturer of electrical equipment, including home appliances designed to operate at 120v 60Hz, this difference in voltage and frequency has severely restricted their ability to compete in the global marketplace without a costly and fundamental dedication to manufacturing goods that meet each countries specific electrical grid specification.
For owners of electrical equipment that are exclusively designed to operate at 60Hz, moving and relocating to a country that uses 50Hz as its electrical grid frequency has been an insurmountable barrier.
Unless specified by the manufacturer to operate on both 50Hz and 60Hz, appliances may not operate efficiently or even safely if used on anything other than the intended frequency. Not only do they operate incorrectly and frequently face catastrophic failure, the clocks run slower while the motors run hotter and have a shorter life span. A regular transformer that changes only the voltage does not address the issue of frequency, the root cause of those problems.
Same issue exists for European or other manufacturers whose main markets are operating at 50Hz frequency. Also, owners of electrical products that are designed exclusively to operate at 50Hz, face failures, when they are used in 60Hz countries.
The Solution: What if an external interface existed that could mediate between all these conflicting input voltages and frequencies to deliver the precise voltage and frequency that the appliance and electrical equipment were designed to operate?
We introduce the first harmonizing device that will remove the trade barrier involving precise electrical power specification dependency.
Why Frequency Matters?
PowerXchanger is a SMART Voltage and Frequency Converter and Transformer, it is sealed, and it is the solid-state electronics with continuous power. It meets various standards.
The fact: The 1885 invention of the electrical transformer facilitated the conversion of one voltage to another but did not deal with the issue of frequency. However, as electrical devices have increased in complexity, the issue of frequency began to matter more and more. Ignoring the frequency difference can result in the device not operating as intended. Many are under the impression that it is just a clock that runs slower or a mixer that does not operate as fast. This next example shows that is not always the case:
Today, there are 175 countries that have a 50Hz frequency and 45 other countries that use 60Hz.
Within the two frequency groups, there are numerous voltages.
As electrical appliances are continuously designed towards maximizing efficiency and reducing manufacturing, costs, the technology to achieve these also change. More efficient induction motors replacing standard motors, smaller internal transformers by running exclusively at 60Hz, timing mechanisms to ensure proper cooking time or wash cycles, are all dependent on frequency. Of course, items such as Microwaves simply will not operate at the wrong frequency regardless of the voltage.
Transformers are designed to ensure there are enough primary turns to prevent its steel core from saturating. Once the frequency was reduced by 10Hz, (a 16.6% difference), there are no longer sufficient turns to prevent saturation. Once this happens, the transformer begins drawing much more current than normal and overheats. Not just by 16.6%, but up to 100%.
Transformers today are still using the same basic design from 1885, long before frequency became such an integral part of the electrical grid. While still functional and acceptable for converting voltage, the lack of frequency conversion will always be an issue.
PowerXchanger is the World’s most intelligent voltage and frequency converter for 220v/50hz to 120v/60hz.
While small and portable, it regenerates power that exceedes the quality and voltage regulation of a dual socket home outlet.
Most transformers require a safety margin of
3 times the connected load. PowerXchangers
always operate at the fully rated power.
No guesswork needed.
Sophisticated Voltage Regulation Thermal Protection Short Circuit Protection Over-Current Protection Power Factor Correction
SILENT & RELIABLE
All PowerXchanger products feature sealed,
solid-state electronics, no internal fans
or vents, protecting it from humidity and
dust without the humming sounds like
Perfect for a Wide Variety of Applications
CONTINUOUS POWER – Unlike transformers that require a safety margin of 3 times the connected load, the X-15 will operate at the full rated power of 1800 watts. No guesswork needed.
UNRIVALED PROTECTION: Sophisticated voltage regulation, surge protection, short circuit protection, over-current protection, power factor correction, thermal protection
SILENT OPERATION AND RELIABILITY: The X-15 has sealed solid-state electronics, no internal fans or vents, protecting it from humidity and dust without the humming sounds like traditional transformers. EMI Filters on both input and output prevent electrical interference with other products.
MEETS INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS: All PowerXchanger products are certified to meet international safety standards; UL, CE, FCC, IEC 60335 and IEC 60950