US electrical equip(Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer's) to work in India..
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Asked by: bw2005-ga
List Price: $2.00
08 Aug 2006 16:18 PDT
Expires: 07 Sep 2006 16:18 PDT
Question ID: 754013
I am moving from USA to India permanently. I have my 1) Refrigerator 2) Washers/Dryer 3) Threadmill 4) Microwave Oven 5) Gas based cooking range at my home 6) Some chandalier's/Lamp Shades which i would like to take from here to India. I believe some of this will run on 220v/60Hz here in the US. Now, if i were to take these to India (where the voltage is 220v/50Hz), would these machines need a converter (either voltage or frequency) ? If they dont need a convertor, would it work ? are there any caveats ? Thanks, -bw
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Re: US electrical equip(Refrigerator, Washer/Dryer's) to work in India..
From: markvmd-ga on 08 Aug 2006 17:59 PDT
Check the electric plates on all the items. A surprising amount of stuff will run on other voltage and frequency. The chandeliers may need to be rewired for the heavier voltage. Need to have an electrician look at 'em. Do it in India, it's cheaper. You'll need 220v light bulbs, the 110v will burn out. Other stuff should just need a voltage transformer, takes 220v in and puts out 110v. Doesn't change the frequency; no need to, but clocks might run slow (maybe, but probably not). Any large city in the uS will have an export shop that sells them. Max price is a dime or so per watt on the upper end (5Kw), 25 cents on the low end (100w). Either get individual ones for each appliance or one biggie and wire the house with marked plugs. You really oughtta sell all the stuff and buy local in India. It's pretty cheap and can be serviced. Gas range might not work with the gas in India, may not have connectors and may not be safe. It's probably designed for LPG or propane and I think most of the gas in India is butane.
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