The No.1 Website for Pro Audio
 All  This Thread  Reviews  Gear Database  Gear for sale     Latest  Trending
Yamaha PC2002M use U.S. Version in Europe
Old 20th October 2013
  #1
Here for the gear
 

Yamaha PC2002M use U.S. Version in Europe

Hello everybody!!
I'm a new member.

I've bought a Yamaha PC2002M from ebay in the U.S.A because It's impossible to find an European version.
According to the manual U.S. version works with 120v 60hz. I've found different 220v to 120v transformer but no-one convert the current frequency from 220v 50 hertz in to 120v 60 hertz out.

Question is: this kind of amplifier needs 60 hz or could work with 50hertz?
Read on web that different electronic device aren't affected by 50/60hz but this is a power amplifier and i would be sure.

Also if anybody has a good transformer or any other device to advise me will be appreciated.

Sorry but I'm not an electronic professionist
Old 20th October 2013
  #2
Gear Addict
 
flextone's Avatar
 

I have an EU version...

Anyway, just get a good quality linear step down transformer and you'll be fine. but you need one capable of handling all that power, and the PC2002 needs a lot of juice, so I'm guessing it will be somewhere around 100€.
Old 20th October 2013
  #3
Here for the gear
 

Thank you flextone for your reply.
I've found a couple of 1500w models for 140€. I think should be enough.
So power amplifiers are not subjected of damage like motors if I use 50hz instead of 60 hz...
My doubts came by some electrician forums. They say that only electronical devices producted from 1990 are 50/60hz capable.
Any sonic difference using 50hz?
Old 20th October 2013
  #4
Lives for gear
 
SP2016's Avatar
There is no transformer that changes/transforms the mains frequency from 50 to 60 Hz.
Do not bother: Your 230v to 120v transformer will work.
It may run a bit warmer, but that will not get you in trouble.
Old 20th October 2013
  #5
Here for the gear
 

Perfect! Happy to hear this! Thank you all!
Tomorrow i am buying the converter.
1500w is enough right? I calculated 30% more just to be sure.
Old 22nd October 2013
  #6
Here for the gear
 

I contacted Yamaha because of the same issue with my PC5002M, they said it's no problem.
BTW you could have one of mine 2002Ms or 4002Ms, no need to order in USA.

When buying a transformer, make shure it's not humming!
Old 22nd October 2013
  #7
Here for the gear
 

So do you have one brand of transformers to advise me?
I saw comments about the differences between converters and transformers.
I need a transformer not a converter.
Old 22nd October 2013
  #8
Here for the gear
 

i've found this one:

http://www.amazon.it/Trasformatore-1.../dp/B008UAKCQE

A 220v/110v step down transformer is auto setting to 120v?

Sorry marne but I've ordered last week :-((
Old 22nd October 2013
  #9
Lives for gear
 

Contact Yamaha and see if they built the thing to work with both standards of supply .
I think that is what Marne is saying , but check with Yam to make sure .
Old 23rd October 2013
  #10
Here for the gear
 

The transformer looks well, I would give it a try.
Old 28th October 2013
  #11
Here for the gear
 

Yamaha didn't answered me from a week.
I'll give a chance to the transformer I saw on amazon.

Thank you guys!!
Old 29th October 2013
  #12
Lives for gear
 

I remember these nice sounding amp.

ok. the one thing I remember about these were that yamaha goofed on the transformer.

On the us/can transformer part of the primary was wound backwards. yamaha used the transformer instead of eating the cost of all those transformers.

I can't remember if the winding taps are brought out. but if so, could be rewired for 220 V use.

if the amp hums a little recap it and it will be fine for the next 20-30 years.
I'll look at mine later on this day to see if it is possible.

but here is the schematic for the power supply:
Attached Thumbnails
Yamaha PC2002M use U.S. Version in Europe-pc2002m-power-supply.jpg  
Old 8th November 2013
  #13
Gear Maniac
 

I'm exactly in the same boat as the OP. I'm in Europe and bought a while ago a US version PC2002M to be used in the UK. Could someone point me to a specific good quality product that would do the job?
Old 10th August 2014
  #14
Here for the gear
 

Quote:
Originally Posted by marne View Post
I contacted Yamaha because of the same issue with my PC5002M, they said it's no problem.
BTW you could have one of mine 2002Ms or 4002Ms, no need to order in USA.

When buying a transformer, make shure it's not humming!

Hello i have a PC2002M in mint condition
but you can hear a slight hum from the unit
not in the speakers just the unit

Should i worry ?
Topic:
Post Reply

Welcome to the Gearslutz Pro Audio Community!

Registration benefits include:
  • The ability to reply to and create new discussions
  • Access to members-only giveaways & competitions
  • Interact with VIP industry experts in our guest Q&As
  • Access to members-only sub forum discussions
  • Access to members-only Chat Room
  • Get INSTANT ACCESS to the world's best private pro audio Classifieds for only USD $20/year
  • Promote your eBay auctions and Reverb.com listings for free
  • Remove this message!
You need an account to post a reply. Create a username and password below and an account will be created and your post entered.


 
 
Slide to join now Processing…
Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Forum Jump
Forum Jump