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post #2 of Old 04-22-2007
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If you have a boat setup for Europeann 230VAC 50 Hz... and wanted to set it up for 110VAC, you will probably need to re-wire it completely on the AC side because the wiring will generally be too small to handle the same power loads at the lower voltage, since the amperage will double. 1500 Watts at 220V is 7 Amps, at 110V it is 14 Amps.

A isolation transformer is probably your best bet.

The frequency isn't too much of an issue, as many electrical motors and such can run over a range of frequencies... 50-60 Hz in general. You should check the equipment labels, most will state what frequency range the equipment will work over.

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