Changing AC 50 cycles to 60 cycles

I used a timer clock in Germany that runs on ac 50 cycles.
Now at home my ac is 60 cycles.
Is there some cheap gadget but reliable in the market to change the 50
cycles to 60 for this simple timer clock. This timer clock however can
handle appliances like water heater with wattage up to 2000 watts.
Can a home handyman himself rig up such a device by following some
kind of DIY diagrams?
Thanks for any information
Susma Rio Sep
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Susma Rio Sep
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No - buy a new one
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Chris Oates
Leave your European appliances in Europe when you come back stateside... I found this out the hard way; these things are simply not designed to run on American current. I tried to make a converter transformer (220v to 110v) run a 220v fan by backfeeding the transformer. Both quickly burned up to useless junk. tbh
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Tim Heise
in article snipped-for-privacy@posting.google.com, Susma Rio Sep at snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.com.sg wrote on 12/14/03 2:26 PM:
With the price of clocks these days, I cannot imaging why you would want to solve your problem by changing requency. I have bought intermatic timers at swap meets for $1. New ones are available for $3. That is not to say that hardware stores won't try to overcharge you.
Bill
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Repeating Rifle
in article 2A9Db.3449$ snipped-for-privacy@newsread1.news.atl.earthlink.net, Tim Heise at snipped-for-privacy@sprintmail.com wrote on 12/14/03 7:07 PM:
I find it difficult to believe that would happen if the job were done correctly.
I will admit, however, that I have occasionally screwed up simple jobs like that with disasterous results.
Bill
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Repeating Rifle
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Maybe it was the size of either of the windings; I guess some transformers, likely cheap ones, are not designed to be backfed.
tbh
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Tim Heise

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