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sh1232
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220v voltage converter
07/28/06 at 02:21:04
 
I hope to be relocating to Europe later this year.  Short of replacing parts in my C, I saw some voltage converter that will let me use my US electronics in 220v environment.  My concern is that none of them converts the cycle.

I've used such voltage converter in the past when I lived in Asia, but never on a tube amp.  Does anyone know if the non-converted cycle pose any future problem, either to operation or to the sound quality?

Thanks.

SH
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Eli Duttman
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Re: 220v voltage converter
Reply #1 - 07/28/06 at 03:50:54
 
A "240" V. to "120" V. autotransformer of an appropriate VA rating takes care of the voltage requirement.  Many units, regardless of technology, have power transformers suitable for use at either 50 or 60 Hz.  A unit with a trafo rated only for 60 Hz. might overheat.

BTW, many devices come with power trafos that have dual primaries.  The primaries are connected in parallel for "120" V. and in series for "240" V.
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Rojoh
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Re: 220v voltage converter
Reply #2 - 08/24/06 at 17:29:16
 
Hello! I'm a norwegian audiphile, and I found the ZSLA-1 very interesting. The problem is the mains voltage. Do any of you know if the transformer could be wired to 240V, or do I have to use a voltage-transformer? (Or perhaps it's possible to replace the original transformer with a 240V version?)

Best regards
Johan
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Eli Duttman
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Re: 220v voltage converter
Reply #3 - 08/24/06 at 23:49:49
 
[quote author=Rojoh  link=1154053264/0#2 date=1156436956]Hello! I'm a norwegian audiphile, and I found the ZSLA-1 very interesting. The problem is the mains voltage. Do any of you know if the transformer could be wired to 240V, or do I have to use a voltage-transformer? (Or perhaps it's possible to replace the original transformer with a 240V version?)

Best regards
Johan [/quote]


Johan,

Send Steve D. an EMail or use the private message capability of this board.  Many DECWARE models are available for use in "240" V. countries.  Steve will tell you exactly what you need to know.
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Rap
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Re: 220v voltage converter
Reply #4 - 08/24/06 at 23:52:19
 
Is there something wrong with just using a transformer?
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