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hello. glad there are experts online. want to know the cons of taking a subzero unit bought in the US to lets say asia. the 220v to 110v issue. is there a good solution that does not have a negative impact on the appliance?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 5 years ago.
Hello, and thank you for using this service. I'll be helping you with your problem today.

to change 220 volts to 110 volts, that's an easy fix, just by an adapter at RadioShack for less than $100 and it will convert the voltage. The real problem is if you're trying to move it from the US which is 60 Hz frequency to some place like Europe that has 50Hz frequency. There isn't anything you can do to convert that since the converters cost about as much as the refrigerator (literally). So I'm not sure if Asia is 50 Hz or 60Hz, but you wont' be able to move the refrigerator to anywhere that is 50 Hz.

Customer: replied 5 years ago.
but that is what i need to know. i am asking about sub-zero specifically. i know they have dealers in south korea so was wondering what it would take to make mine to be able to work in korea.
Expert:  Tyler Z. replied 5 years ago.
ok well Korea is 60 Hz, so you just need to go to Radio Shack and buy a voltage converter for Korea. Korea uses one of the European outlets. There are 3 possible outlets so you'll need to know what yours looks like first befor eyou can pick up the correct adapter.

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