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U.S voltage to U.K ??
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Old 2nd December 2006, 05:23 PM   #1
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Default U.S voltage to U.K ??

Hi all,hope someone can help.

I have a X350.5 110v model and I have moved to the U.K which uses 230Volts,what is the best way to have the voltage changed,can i do this myself?
My X1 is also 110v.

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Old 2nd December 2006, 10:05 PM   #2
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Most of the producers uses dual primary windings (2*115V) on the power transformers and they just connect them in series for 230V and in parallel for 115V. Simple jumpers on the PS boards usually do the job. Knowing Mr. Pass older designs from service manuals he does the same. So all you need would be just to reconfigurate the junpers for 230V.

Otherwise you would need step up transformers. In case of preamplifier the 100Watt one would do the job, but in case of big power amp you would need a monster one.
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Old 2nd December 2006, 11:10 PM   #3
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U.S voltage to U.K ??
You should try to get confirmation that the amp has two sets
of primaries that you can put in series. Generally a call or email
to peter@passlabs.com is the way to find out.

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Old 3rd December 2006, 02:08 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.

Could it still be the case that the transformers will need to be changed to work @230v?

If the primarys can be set differently as mentioned would this be a DIY job or a qualified engineer?

Believe me iam no expert
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Old 4th December 2006, 12:17 AM   #5
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Reliable audio manufacturers must have own responsibility on good advices and after-services. Why donít you contact as asked by Papa of PassLabs . . . ?
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Old 4th December 2006, 05:14 PM   #6
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Originally posted by Babowana
Reliable audio manufacturers must have own responsibility on good advices and after-services. Why donít you contact as asked by Papa of PassLabs . . . ?
I asked them a week ago and got no reply that why i came on here.

They have now replied though.
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