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Converrt USA electronic to european electronics

I just moved toe the netherlands, I took my mixer with me, beliveing that i could switch out the motor to a european powered motor.  Does the whole motor need changed?  If I need to get hold of a part what part should I be asking for? Thanks Sue

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Re: converrt USA electronic to european electronics

I have the same mixer and I moved from the States to the UK.  I just bought a really good power step-down converter (has to be step-down rather than a standard adapter, and watch the wattage of the adapter).  It worked fine.

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Re: converrt USA electronic to european electronics

You will have to replace the motor from 120 volt 50 htz 1 phase to a 60 htz 1 phase motor,honestly sue i dont know if it would be worth it to you instead of purchasing a european model.

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