EU power supplies/wall warts?
Old 25th December 2010
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EU power supplies/wall warts?

I need power supplies for an MPC500 and a korg KP3 - I have the US power supplies, but I need power supplies for EU. Any suggestions? ...please?
Old 25th December 2010
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really? nobody?
Old 25th December 2010
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Old 26th December 2010
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Step-down transformer?
Old 26th December 2010
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EU is on 230V, just get a 2:1 step-down transformer and it will produce 115V for your US equipment. They are small and inexpensive. Search eBay or just google around
Old 26th December 2010
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Beware of the cheap, triac based ones. Ok for heaters, hair driers etc., but NOT for electronics. You have to use a transformer for that.
Available in a whole range of wattages. Add all the power ratings from your gear, and buy one that can handle that power, and maybe a bit more. Available in any electronics parts store in Europe.
Bring your own 4-way powerboard from the US, because the step-down transformer might have only one outlet on the case.
Also, some supplies are rated 110-240 volt. Check the label carefully!! You only need an adapter plug or a new lead for those supplies.
Old 26th December 2010
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Make sure its has a fuse or OL reset as well, in case you do overload it. You ca also install an inline fuse.
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If you're using wall warts just buy new ones with the correct output voltage.
Old 27th December 2010
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EU power supplies/wall warts?

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Originally Posted by miercoles
I need power supplies for an MPC500 and a korg KP3 - I have the US power supplies, but I need power supplies for EU. Any suggestions? ...please?
Just go to the main dealer in the EU country you are in and get the official PSU.

Personally that's the only route I would take.

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Old 27th December 2010
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Quote:
Originally Posted by O.F.F. View Post
If you're using wall warts just buy new ones with the correct output voltage.
yes. Or otherwise there is a good chance that it will work at your voltage anyway and all you need is a plug converter. It'll say on the wall wart itself what voltages it works at.

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