Re: [Amel] Re: Onan voltage regulator

ianjenkins1946 <>

Thank you ,Jean, and thank you Gary--it was reassuring to read your comments . We are a 220v 50 hz SM and that's what they sell here in Spain by way of electrical appliances, but I will read the handbook and see if the machine might work also with 60hz.
Cheers, Ian and Judy, Pen Azen, SM 302, Spain

To: amelyachtowners@...
From: jean.boucharlat@...
Date: Sat, 12 Feb 2011 17:43:15 +0100
Subject: RE: [Amel] Re: Onan voltage regulator

There are washing machines, and a full range of other appliances, that work
at 50/60 Hz., the ones made in and for the Japanese market where the East
side of the country is 50 Hz. and the West side 60 Hz. Unfortunately they
are not 230 V., nor 120 V. but 100 V. Life is complicated….and so is

Jean Boucharlat

Formerly SM 232

From: amelyachtowners@...
[mailto:amelyachtowners@...] On Behalf Of amelliahona
Sent: samedi 12 février 2011 15:36
To: amelyachtowners@...
Subject: [Amel] Re: Onan voltage regulator

Ian and Judy:

I have digital voltmeter and digital frequency meters on my boat (hull #335
with Onan) and I can tell you that both the frequency and the voltage from
the Onan are far closer to specifications than is any marina based shore
power. Both are rock steady even under near maximum load. On the other hand
the marina power, especially voltage, can vary all over the place. I think
his concerns are unfounded.

Is there any chance there are new models of washing machines that will work
with 50/60 hertz frequency? Almost all laptop computers will run from 50/60
hertz power with voltages from 110 to 230 volts and since all the
electronics are DC and not AC supplied it would seem like a manufacturer
could rather simply achieve that.

Gary Silver
s/v Liahona
Amel SM 2000 Hull # 335
lying Grenada

--- In amelyachtowners@...
<> , Ian & Judy Jenkins
<ianjudyjenkins@...> wrote:

RE: "The shopkeeper is concerned that the new machine has electronic
controls which he says may not work with a generator because of the
uncertain voltage supply."

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