US appliance conversion for UK use

I have a retro 60s US applicance (blender) I need to get converted to
use a UK compliant motor. It currently has the following spec :
Volts = 115v
Cycle = 20-60 AC
Amps = 5.2
Watts = 575
Clearly it's going to need a hefty transformer so I really need the
motor swapped so it can be used (for a display retro kitchen)
Anyone have any ideas or know a specialist contractor who could
fit/convert a UK motor to this ?
Thanks
Reply to
Stix
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You need the frame and mounting information before you go much farther. I would call the manufacture they might still be in business. If not Try WW Grainer or some other local place for motors.
Reply to
SQLit
If it is only for display, why bother? Get a transformer to get the European voltage down to a level where you are not going to burn out the winding insulation, and just run the thing at 50 Hz. It will run a little slower, but so what?
if it was going into the kitchen at Claridges, maybe this wouldn't work, but for what you plan it should be OK, I'd think.
Or what? Any other thoughts on this? After all, it is rated for 20-60 CPS...
HR.
Reply to
Rowbotth
In the UK, construction site transformers are easy to come by, and they produce 55-0-55V (110V centre-tapped ground) which would be fine. Smallest would be 1kVA (with 2kVA being more common, and 3kVA quite common too).
Reply to
Andrew Gabriel
It's almost certainly a "universal" motor. To a good approximation, the speed isn't dependent upon frequency. (It acts much like a DC series wound motor.)
Reply to
John Gilmer
| |> I have a retro 60s US applicance (blender) I need to get converted to |> use a UK compliant motor. It currently has the following spec : |> |> Volts = 115v |> Cycle = 20-60 AC |> Amps = 5.2 |> Watts = 575 |> |> Clearly it's going to need a hefty transformer so I really need the |> motor swapped so it can be used (for a display retro kitchen) | | In the UK, construction site transformers are easy to come by, | and they produce 55-0-55V (110V centre-tapped ground) which would | be fine. Smallest would be 1kVA (with 2kVA being more common, and | 3kVA quite common too).
I assume those take 240V in. That might be useful to have even back here in the colonies, if cheap enough (should work on 60 Hz, I'd think).
Reply to
phil-news-nospam
It sounds like I should thank you for removing the last reason NOT to do as I've suggested?
HR.
Reply to
Rowbotth

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