Re: From 230V to 120V #alignment

Dan Carlson

Another important "watch-out" if you have a Victron Multi-Plus.  Even if you have set the inverter to produce 50hz power, if the inverter "sees" the shore power frequency on the 240v input side of the device it will synchronize to that 60hz frequency. So double check if you are on shore power that your inverter circuit is still on the right frequency! 

Dan Carlson on sv BeBe, sm # 387

On Thu, Jan 6, 2022, 10:28 PM JB Duler <jbduler@...> wrote:
Bertrand, keep in mind that a simple transformer will not deal with frequency. In france you have 50Hz, and it is 60Hz in the US and other parts of the world. So electronics won't work (washing machine, microwave,etc...). A simple coffee machine will work.
You may just be better off using your inverter providing 220v/50Hz and charging batteries with the generator/solar.
Check your charger, if it is a new one it may be able to accept 110v (but you may have to run a different cable).
good luck
John Bernard "JB" Duler
San Francisco
Meltem # 19, Western Med

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