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February 13th, 2017, 03:37 AM  #1 
Banned Camp Joined: Aug 2011 Posts: 534 Thanks: 2  Electrical devices support for Dual input voltages.
Is it feasible to design and manufacture electrical devices which will support Dual operating input voltages I.e 230V Ac,50 Hz & 110V AC,60Hz? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar 
February 13th, 2017, 06:02 AM  #2 
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Examples  TV,Fridge,Iron,Mixer,Oven etc. Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar 
February 13th, 2017, 06:11 AM  #3 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2014 From: Glasgow Posts: 2,132 Thanks: 717 Math Focus: Physics, mathematical modelling, numerical and computational solutions 
Yes, they already exist. However, rather than have devices that contain converters, you just have travel adapters that change it into the correct currentvoltage pair accordingly: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=tr...hrome&ie=UTF8 they're super cheap 
February 13th, 2017, 08:32 AM  #4 
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If they can work with a highpower device, such as a modern oven, they're likely to cost more than the oven.

February 14th, 2017, 12:40 AM  #5 
Senior Member Joined: Apr 2014 From: UK Posts: 892 Thanks: 328 
If the device can use a switch mode PSU then it is more likely to be feasible, PC PSUs are typically capable of this. If the device uses the mains voltage directly then you would need some conversion (not a travel adaptor!). Ovens, heaters, irons and anything with a mains transformer or motor falls into this category. a (modern) TV is the only item in your examples that I would be say was feasible. 

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