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  1. #1
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    Resistance heater Frequency

    Best place to post this due to the high volume of info geeks like myself
    I have an odd question to do with using a European appliance here in North America. Its a cookie maker that as far as I can tell is just a resistance heater. (like a waffle iron) No fancy electronics etc.

    obviously 220v 50hz 1000w. I am 99% sure that 50hz to 60hz on a pure resistance load will not make any difference. My wife has her heart set on this, so I just need to know that its not going to be an issue.

    To answer some of the obvious questions that will come up straight away:
    -YES I know that 120v wont cut it. DUH. I will be wiring a new 220 plug.
    -No I dont want to do any internal work to the iron.

    Thanks
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    I'd do it. And it will probably run on 110 as well, though the current will double. Still - it's only 1000W so you'd be pulling about 10 amps - not a big deal at all considering your kitchen outlets should have their own dedicated circuits.

    But there may be some auto-shut-off/safety/timing circuitry etc. internally that steps the 220 down to an internal control voltage. If so, this won't like 110 as the resulting control voltage will be halved..

    the 50/60 Hz thing won't be an issue except your cookies may cook 20% faster than advertised

    Nikko

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    Bryan,

    I just have to ask....is this for making beaver tails?

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    Mmmm Beaver.

    Thanks nikko I figure its going to work just fine as well.
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    No not that type.....there's a place in Ottawa that make these things call beaver tails...flat pastry, brown sugar.......Doh, never mind

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    haha. Actually I just punched the numbers and 120v will not work. At 220v with 1080w the elements total 45 ohm. with that as a constant the output of the heaters at 120v will only be 321w at 2.6A. that wont cut it.

    Are you Sim from Chinook by chance simsd?
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    No,

    Originally from Ottawa. Now L.A.

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