Hello everyone! I'm new to the forum so please forgive me if I've messed something up. My question is as follows: I need to generate a 110V 60Hz power supply (as used in the US) from 230V 50Hz. It's for some old electronics that rely on the 60Hz AC for timing, so I promise you I can't get away with 110V 50Hz :) Would it be possible to convert 230V 50Hz to 12V DC using a 12V battery charger with a high amp rating (something like 40A) and connect that directly to an everyday inverter that would give me 110V 60Hz? Originally I planned on charging up a few batteries this way then running the inverter off those for a while, but I was curious if I could skip the batteries altogether, just so long as I don't draw too much current from the battery charger. I don't have motors or anything that is going to suddenly draw a large amount of current. Essentially it would look like this... Australian GPO (Out: 230V 50Hz) --> Car battery charger (Out: 12VDC 40A) --> Inverter (Out: 110V 60Hz) Does this sound like a feasible solution? Obviously it wouldn't be able to run for extended periods of time due to overheating and whatnot (particular if I get cheap eBay-grade gear) but perhaps for a couple hours every now and again? I thought I'd ask the forum before I went out and bought anything just to confirm. I've added my ramblings at the very bottom of the post for someone to read through and undoubtedly find a fault in. Please let me know :) Thanks so much in advance! Abe. I need at most 250 watts of power for my 110V 60Hz appliance. I have 230V 50Hz connected to a battery charger that now supplies 12V 40A. This guy is around 85% efficient so I'm getting around 400 watts of power. I then connect that to my inverter which is also around 85% efficient and rated for 500 watts. So I could potentially draw 340-ish watts from my final outlet (at the very best).