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Old 2nd May 2004, 01:51 PM   #1
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Default Voltage conversion: US to UK?

Apologies if this is a really simple question, but I would appreciate your help.

I'm thinking of buying a bel canto DAC from the USA to use in the UK.

What would be the easiest way of doing a volatage conversion for the uk mains supply (240v/50hz).

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Old 2nd May 2004, 11:27 PM   #2
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A lot of equipment is dual voltage. So you may only have to move a jumper or change a switch position. Or if it uses a switchmode supply you probably have to do nothing.

If it is 120V only just buy a cheap 240V/120V step-down transformer from RS.

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Old 3rd May 2004, 03:47 PM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. I'm checking with bel canto to see how their psu works.

Failing that, would just using a regular, step down transformer introduce additional noise on the mains?
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Old 3rd May 2004, 08:09 PM   #4
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No it may remove some noise, but not add any. I don't think it will change anything.

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