Frequency converter
Frequency conversions of hertz (Hz), kilohertz (kHz), megahertz (MHz), gigahertz (GHz) and terahertz (THz). Efficiently convert electrical signals between different frequencies with variable speed drives (VSD), power systems, aerospace applications, testing and research, and industrial equipment.
What is Frequency converter
A frequency converter is an electrical device used to convert the frequency of an alternating current (AC) power supply. It allows the change of the input frequency to match the desired output frequency, enabling the operation of devices that require a different frequency than what is provided by the power source.
Frequency converters are commonly used in various applications, including industrial machinery, power systems, renewable energy systems, and research facilities. They serve several purposes, such as:

International Compatibility: In different countries, the standard power supply frequency can vary. For example, the frequency in most countries is 50 Hz, while it is 60 Hz in North America. Frequency converters allow equipment designed for one frequency to operate seamlessly in regions with a different frequency.

Motor Control: Frequency converters are widely used in motor control applications. By changing the frequency supplied to an electric motor, the speed and torque can be adjusted accordingly. This is particularly useful in applications like HVAC systems, pumps, and conveyor belts, where precise speed control is required.

Testing and Research: In engineering and scientific research, frequency converters are utilized to simulate different operating conditions. By altering the frequency, researchers can assess the performance and behavior of devices under various frequencies without relying on multiple power sources.

Renewable Energy Integration: Frequency converters play a crucial role in integrating renewable energy sources, such as wind turbines or solar panels, into the existing power grid. These sources often generate electricity at variable frequencies, which need to be converted and synchronized with the grid frequency for efficient power distribution.

Power System Stability: In largescale power systems, frequency converters are employed to maintain system stability. They help regulate the frequency by adjusting the power flow and balancing the load between different areas of the grid.
Frequency converters can be implemented using various technologies, such as solidstate electronics, rotating machinery, or power electronic devices like inverters. The choice of frequency converter depends on factors such as power capacity, precision requirements, efficiency, and the specific application.
Overall, frequency converters enable the adaptation of electrical systems to different frequency requirements, ensuring compatibility, control, and efficient operation of various equipment and power sources.
Frequency converter Example
To convert frequency units, you need to know the conversion factor between different units. Here's an example table that demonstrates the conversion between commonly used frequency units:
Hertz (Hz)  Kilohertz (kHz)  Megahertz (MHz)  Gigahertz (GHz) 

1 Hz  0.001 kHz  0.000001 MHz  0.000000001 GHz 
1000 Hz  1 kHz  0.001 MHz  0.000001 GHz 
1 million Hz  1000 kHz  1 MHz  0.001 GHz 
1 billion Hz  1 million kHz  1000 MHz  1 GHz 
In this example, we assume that 1 kilohertz (kHz) is equivalent to 1000 hertz (Hz), 1 megahertz (MHz) is equivalent to 1000 kilohertz (kHz), and 1 gigahertz (GHz) is equivalent to 1000 megahertz (MHz).
To convert between Hertz (Hz), Kilohertz (kHz), Megahertz (MHz), and Gigahertz (GHz):

To convert from Hertz to Kilohertz, you can use the formula: kHz = (Hz * 0.001)

To convert from Hertz to Megahertz, you can use the formula: MHz = (Hz * 0.000001)

To convert from Hertz to Gigahertz, you can use the formula: GHz = (Hz * 0.000000001)

To convert from Kilohertz to Hertz, you can use the formula: Hz = (kHz * 1000)

To convert from Kilohertz to Megahertz, you can use the formula: MHz = (kHz * 0.001)

To convert from Kilohertz to Gigahertz, you can use the formula: GHz = (kHz * 0.000001)

To convert from Megahertz to Hertz, you can use the formula: Hz = (MHz * 1000000)

To convert from Megahertz to Kilohertz, you can use the formula: kHz = (MHz * 1000)

To convert from Megahertz to Gigahertz, you can use the formula: GHz = (MHz * 0.001)

To convert from Gigahertz to Hertz, you can use the formula: Hz = (GHz * 1000000000)

To convert from Gigahertz to Kilohertz, you can use the formula: kHz = (GHz * 1000000)

To convert from Gigahertz to Megahertz, you can use the formula: MHz = (GHz * 1000)
Similarly, you can perform conversions between other units in the table using the appropriate conversion formulas.