Mary provided this useful information 9 years, 4 months ago:

Transformers?

We are currently stationed in S. Korea, where the electricity is 220V60H (whatever that means). I found online that electricity in Germany is 200V50H- so the only difference is in the hertz. What does that mean exactly?

The plugs look very similar, as if our 220V stuff from here will actually plug in there. But will it work? Will it get fried?

Someone said that transformers there are very expensive, but here every landlord provides you with one transformer for each room of your house. Should we purchase any transformers here and bring them with us? (if they will work there of course) Thanks for any advice!



9 years, 4 months ago

To be honest, we just got everything at dual voltage or 220. The only thing I use my transformer on is our vacuum and my blender.

Not much help.

9 years, 4 months ago

Thanks! I'd "thank" you.....but I don't know how. Haha! All I see is something that says "Not Useful".....but that doesn't seem right.

9 years, 4 months ago

Mary - There is a blue "Useful Info" button just to the left of the red "not useful" button. Don't you see it on your monitor.

Also, there is a difference between 60Hz and 50Hz. Plugging your 60Hz electronics into a 50Hz outlet will cause damage, unless the item you are plugging in can handle the different cycles.

Some items can handle between 100-230v and 50-60Hz. You just have to look at the info on each item.

9 years, 4 months ago

No, it's not there! The only thing I can see is red and says "Not Useful". To the left of that is a small button with a picture of a pencil, and when I put my cursor over it it highlights as "Quick Reply". To the left of that is a Quote, and Quote+ button. On the right of "Not Useful" there is a button with a checkmark and the word "Like" but it is not highlighted, and cannot be clicked on. I can take a screen shot if you want me to, so you can see what it looks like , but I'm not sure how to post it. (or I could message it to you)

9 years, 4 months ago

I don't know why you do not see the graphic. If anyone else is having a problem seeing it, please let me know.

Do you have an ad blocker on your browser? If so, is it possible that you accidentally blocked the button from showing?

I believe you don't see it, I just don't know why you don't see it.

The good news is that you can always say thanks without using the button.

9 years, 4 months ago

Wow, it is there now! All I did was go to another thread and read something, and when I came back it is here! That is really strange. Do you have to have posted a certain amount of times before you can "thank" someone?

9 years, 4 months ago

Quote by Mary:
Wow, it is there now! All I did was go to another thread and read something, and when I came back it is here! That is really strange. Do you have to have posted a certain amount of times before you can "thank" someone?


Good question, but, no. We would not allow people to say a post is useless and not allow the same people to thank someone.

The only answer I can come up with for you is that it is poltergeist. Have you thought about having your computer exorcised?

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