I have a situation which I'm not sure how to handle. I've purchased an appliance from US. This appliance is powered by electric motor (175W) and then I realized I cannot use simple step-down converter because they usually convert 220v 50hz to 110v 50hz, but in electric motors the frequency matters. Of course, such voltage/frequency converters exist, but they usually in kW range industrial grade converters with price tag ten fold of the price of the appliance. So, I'm thinking about taking 220v 50Hz AC to 12v DC converter and connecting it to 12v DC to 110v 60Hz converter, like pure sine or something. Does it make sense? Would it work? is there any better solution which wouldnt break a bank?
In case my solution is good to go, how to calculate the wattage of each of parts I will use? For example, 175W it is nominal power draw of the motor, but it has spikes, so I guess, 300W output will be ok, maybe 350W. Then what wattage AC to DC I have to use for the DC to AC converter to produce 350W output given the power efficiency is not 100%?
EDIT001: The appliance is WorkSharp Ken Onion Edition Knife & Tool Sharpener, hope it helps