240V>120V compatibility issues?

Ben Eastman

250RPM
Joined
Jun 26, 2011
Messages
378
Hi all, just moved from UK to Canada today.

Brought my TX wheel with me thinking i could just get a new power cable/transformer/adapter.

However I failed to think about the fact that it's not like a labtop/phone where you just need the current for a charge but from several electrian's sites online it seems the different frequency of electricity(50Hz or 60Hz) means that the motor component may either work too slow, too fast, or may overheat/explode.

To add to the mix I have a 80inch TV sitting in front of my racing chair just begging me to give it a go, but I don't want to **** up the wheel without seeking advice.

Has anything imported their wheel from UK/EU to NA? Should I buy another TX in 100-125V version or just risk it and go balls out?
 

NZracer

1RPM
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
2
Hey,

What did you end up doing? I'm in the same situation and want to know if the tx will work on 50hz...

Thanks
 

NZracer

1RPM
Joined
Jun 8, 2015
Messages
2
I went ahead and got a stepdown transformer (300w) and it seems to work fine.
The think I was concerned about was that the wheel is rated as 60hz, and in New Zealand we are on 50hz.
 
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