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Mains frequency is lower

I brought the clock into India and used a voltage converter. However, the mains frequency is 50 Hz and the clock runs slow. What can I do? Is it possible to change the clock locally without touching the IC?

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  • rvijay Oct 23, 2007

    Great help. fred.



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Open the case and look at the clock ic.  find the datasheet on the internet. this usually involves placing a jumper to ground for 50Hz operation and opening a jumper for 60 Hz operation. 

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