Why do I need a 50Hz Frequency Converter?

If you live in the United States, you may not know that 50Hz is the the most common frequency in the world.  60Hz is the frequency used in North and Central America.  Therefore if you purchase a 50 Hz product used in the United States, you need a 50Hz Frequency Converter.  As such, there is a greater need for frequency converters, throughout the world.  Whether you use 50Hz, 60Hz or 400Hz, Power Systems & Controls can support the conversion with both rotary or solid state solutions.  There are 2 typical differences in the power from 50Hz to 60Hz, the voltage and the cycles per second (Hz).  The great thing about PS&C frequency converters are that our systems simultaneously convert both the voltage and frequency (Hertz/Hz).

What is 50Hz Frequency Converter?

A 50Hz electrical system means that it completes 50 cycles per second while 60Hz means that it completes 60 cycles per second. The Voltages that are most associated with 50Hz frequency is 415, 400, & 380 voltages. Due to the evolution of power/electricity across the world, 60Hz is typically found in the United States with 50Hz being the standard in Europe, South America, Etc. However, there are exceptions to every rule. For instance, in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia they utilize 380V, 60Hz.

Application for 50Hz Converters:

Difference between Rotary and Static

A Rotary converter utilizes a motor and generator to make the conversion.  A Static converter uses solid state parts to complete the conversion.  The main difference in the 2 types of conversion is electrical isolation.  The rotary version will isolate the critical equipment from the utility disturbance.  Whereas the Static version will achieve the same objective with more efficiency, smaller footprint and lighter weight.  Both units will complete the task and both units have an application, however, only one version will give the desired result.