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Old 23rd March 2011, 11:33 AM   #1
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Default Orange Bass Terror 500 question..

Hi everybody..
I have a question for my brother..
Recently he ordered a Orange Bass Terror 500 amplifier from USA.. Naturally they shipped a 110v mains model while we use 220v mains in Turkey.. But my bro has NO electric knowledge and he cannot guess that situation before purchasing..
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Now we have a 110v amplifier and there is no chance to change it. However as I examined Orange BT500 owners manual, it has a switch or jumper in its power supply for 110-220 selection. But I couldnt find it after a quick inspection inside of it. I saw just a jumper with a 110-115v notification (as you can see the bottom)..
Do you think its for 110-220 selection and it will be work in 220 after cutting this jumper?
Or anyone know something about that amplifier?
Every kind of information will be good for me..
Thanks in advance..
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Old 23rd March 2011, 11:55 AM   #2
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Have you contacted the manufacturer?
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Not yet. But in their (offical) forum I saw a topic about the same problem from Norway... And their answer is "why did'nt you buy it from our distributor in Sweden?"... Nice customer care
So it will be useless I think..
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Old 23rd March 2011, 12:46 PM   #4
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With a bit of luck, they'll've used a centre-tapped primary.

If they have, you can connect 230v across both windings, instead of 115v across one.

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They use SMPS and not transformer..
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Old 23rd March 2011, 02:29 PM   #6
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According to this pic in the owner's manual, you close the switch for 110V, and open the switch for 220V. I'd guess you were right in post 1: with a jumper instead of a switch, you remove/cut the jumper for 220V.

You'll need to use a smaller fuse for 220V, and a much smaller one the first time you power up in case that was a bad guess about the jumper.
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You must be right... However it would be an expensive experiment!
I'll try it with a lower value fuse or a 60w lamp may be!
I'll report you about the result...
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Can't you open it and see what the jumper's connected to?
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Thats a good idea but my brother is ~800km away from here. And I'll help him via telephone while he's cutting the wire.. And if you consider he's an ignorant about the electronics its very hard to tell him to inspect the connections... As I said, he will cut the wire and put a series 60w lamp to the power line then try it. You dont believe if I tell how hard to tell him just these..
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