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From: Sam Goldwasser
Subject: Re: Microwave oven from 110V to 220V
Date: 09 Oct 2002 18:35:01 -0400
Organization: University of Pennsylvania
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Control power transformer.
HV power transformer.
Line frequency clock.
As noted here and in other postings, it really isn't worth it unless
this is a really gold plated microwave. Sell it and use the proceeds
towards the cost of a replacement at your new location.
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"Jerry G." writes:
> This would not be practical. The step-up transformer would have to be
> rated to atleast 1500 Watts. This is going to weigh a lot and be fairly
> expensive. It may infact approach close to the cost of a new microwave
> If the microwave is not marked 50/60 Hz on the back plate this may end
> up being very hard on the main power transformer in the microwave oven.
> It is going to probably run fairly hot, and under efficient.
> You can enquire to the manufacture if they have a power transformer as a
> replacement for your model that is rated for the AC mains specifications
> that you plan to use it on. The cost of replacement may reach the cost
> of a new oven.
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