[quote=“Pfeffersack”]I am thinkking about shipping my washing machine from Germany to Taiwan. It has 230V/50Hz compared to Taiwans (high voltage) 220V/60Hz.
Does anybody know what will happen, if I just plug it in? Any precautions? Is it feasible at all to do it?
Thanks in advance for some insight.[/quote]
Taiwan has 120V, not 220V.
If you just plug it into a 120V source, since the motor normally needs 220V, there won’t be enough potential difference to produce enough current to drive the washer motor (you’re only getting 1/4 the original current, if my math is correct). At best all the LED’s will light up, but the motor will spin slowly, very slowly…
BTW, TW washers have much shorter wash cycles than a typical EU one, so save some water and electricity and get one locally.