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Old 1 week ago
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step down transformer

Hi guys,

I bought a vox ac10c1 amp here in the USA ( https://www.sweetwater.com/store/det...nch-tube-combo ) and I am coming back to france and would like to use it there.
The amp required 120V, 60hz, 100 watt (from the back of the amp). However in france Electrical outlets deliver power at 220-240 volts.

I was planning on using a step down transformer, one of them
https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/searc...t=sevenstar%20

Would that work ? which wattage would you recommend ?

Thanks a lot,
Jean
Old 1 week ago
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Originally Posted by lagwagon06 View Post
...The amp required 120V, 60hz, 100 watt...
100-watt
Old 1 week ago
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Thanks for the reply. I have just read that a wattage 2 or 3 times higher is recommended, is that correct ?
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Originally Posted by lagwagon06 View Post
Thanks for the reply. I have just read that a wattage 2 or 3 times higher is recommended, is that correct ?
Technically, not to my knowledge, but won't hurt.
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My Marshall 20/20 had the same type of issue. Ya, they work fine. Mine needs a step up 120 to 220. Amazon sold 2 units from Simran, a small one and a larger 500watt one with a 4"x 6" metal housing. The metal housing does not get as hot as the smaller one. They have a maximum continuous wattage rating listed in the manual.

The 150watt small one is a plastic adapter you put at the end of the plug. Works , but gets hot.

The larger 500watt one is a 4x6" metal box that works too, but does not get near as hot.
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