## What happens if 60Hz motor is driven at 50Hz?

Electric motors, both single and three phase, are designed for running on a specified power frequency. If you decrease the power supply frequency, the motor will slow down. On the contrary, if you increase the frequency, the motor will speed up.

## Why do we use 50Hz frequency?

We should be aware that why use 50Hz or 60Hz, rather than lower or higher frequency. In electrical system, frequency is a very important basic element, not arbitrarily determined. The frequency of alternating current is 50(60) Hz, the current direction changes 50(60) cycles, 100(120) times per second.

## Where is 50Hz used?

Most countries use 50Hz (50 Hertz or 50 cycles per second) as their AC frequency. Only a handful use 60Hz. The standard in the United States is 120V and 60Hz AC electricity….Listing per country.

Country Voltage Frequency
Afghanistan 220V 50Hz
Albania 230V 50Hz
Algeria 230V 50Hz
American Samoa 120V 60Hz

## Are 220V and 230V the same?

In North America, the terms 220V, 230V, and 240V all refer to the same system voltage level. However, 208V refers to a different system voltage level.

## Is it okay to plug 230V to 220v?

Yes you can. Its only 10 volts in difference. Many appliances are designed with voltage swings in mind. So, electronics rated at lets say 230 volts will work with 200 Volts – 250 volts.

## Is 240 volts the same as 220?

240 volt cable is very important in residential homes for powering heating and cooling devices as well as appliances that consumes more energy. In the previous time, they have been known as 220 volt electric circuits, but they are now refer to as 240 volt electric circuits.

## What is the difference between 230 and 240 volt?

220/230/240 are the same thing, really US single phase line-to-line mains voltage is interchangeably referred to as 220V, 230V, and 240V. (There are several three-phase systems in the US, with various voltages involved, but they are beyond the scope of this answer.)