Voltage 120 AC, 50-60 Hz ???


Voltage 120 AC, 50-60 Hz ???

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Hi,



I live in Japan and bought a 4000 with all its accessories from Amazon last week while on a business trip in the US. The Dremel product specification page says this unit works on 120V AC, 50-60 Hz.



The wall outlet power in Japan is 100V AC 50Hz. I do have step up transformers so I can provide 120V AC 50Hz. to my new Dremel 4000 and according to the specification published on the Dremel page I should be ok.



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However, the Dremel 4000 I received from Amazon has the following printed on its box : 120V AC 60Hz.



I think I'm in trouble. Can anyone please comment? Is it safe to use my Dremel 4000 on 50Hz. AC power? Why is there a discrepancy between what is listed on the Dremel product specs page and the actual product itself?



Thank you very much for your support.
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You have nothing to worry about, your Dremel will work fine. It may run a bit slower, but not enough to worry about. As for the 50hz frequency, that only comes into play in critical timing circuits. At my workplace we use European motors that are rated for 50hz and they run just fine on 60hz power. They may be a little less efficient, but it's not a big deal.







KS (8/28/2010)
Hi,



I live in Japan and bought a 4000 with all its accessories from Amazon last week while on a business trip in the US. The Dremel product specification page says this unit works on 120V AC, 50-60 Hz.



The wall outlet power in Japan is 100V AC 50Hz. I do have step up transformers so I can provide 120V AC 50Hz. to my new Dremel 4000 and according to the specification published on the Dremel page I should be ok.



Ref.



However, the Dremel 4000 I received from Amazon has the following printed on its box : 120V AC 60Hz.



I think I'm in trouble. Can anyone please comment? Is it safe to use my Dremel 4000 on 50Hz. AC power? Why is there a discrepancy between what is listed on the Dremel product specs page and the actual product itself?



Thank you very much for your support.

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Thank you very much for your input. Most appreciated. With all the overheating & unexpected death posts on the forum I figured I should be cautious and not add any more risk. Now that I know this should be ok here I come... Break-in can commence. Smile


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