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LA610 & 6176 @ 115v or 230v Channel Strips
Old 3rd September 2011
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LA610 & 6176 @ 115v or 230v

Ok the fact that I'm even asking this question reminded me that one of the things on my " to do " list was to get some books on basic electrical / 101 electricians manuals . I'm an idiot when it comes to that field but I feel like a bigger idiot considering that I record bands for a living ( I put it that way instead of saying engineer ) and don't know a lot of electrical basics . I'm on it as of tomorrow . In the meantime I'd appreciate it if someone could answer a few quick questions
1. Should I operate my 6176 and La610 at 115v or 230v ?
2. Briefly , why ?
3. If you own any UA gear do you know what it's set to by default ? I'm not in front of my gear .

These questions came up when I bought another LA610 used . When it came in the mail I noticed there was a fuse taped to it and I wondered why . Since I never switched whatever UA had it set to I didn't even know it could be switched ( which would call for a different fuse )
Any info would be awesome !
Have a great evening
Old 3rd September 2011
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dsl
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You should run it @ whatever Voltage the Country you live in runs.

US = 115V

Germany (etc) = 230V

Here's a list:

http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm
Old 3rd September 2011
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Another noob elec question . Why is the setting 115 v ? Bc some countries are 110 and some are 120?

Also , the unit I bought was used in the US but upon inspection it seems it was used at 230v . Would that have done any damage to gear ?
Thanks
Old 3rd September 2011
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Originally Posted by oulablank View Post
Another noob elec question . Why is the setting 115 v ? Bc some countries are 110 and some are 120?

Also , the unit I bought was used in the US but upon inspection it seems it was used at 230v . Would that have done any damage to gear ?
Thanks
No, not if they were actually sending 220-240 into it. If they sent 110 into it with it set to 230V, there's a possibility of damage but in all likelihood it just wouldn't have worked.

If you're in the US and your wall puts out 110-125V, then switch it to 115V and plug it on in. You'll know really quickly if it works or not
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