Voltage converters to take from US to England for Gigs
Old 6th January 2012
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Voltage converters to take from US to England for Gigs

Hello!

My vocal group is going to be heading off to England here soon for some shows, and we have 4 line 6 floor effects pedal units we use in our show.

I need to convert the voltages, obviously.

can i just use any travel converter, or will those introduce noise into the system? if not, what would you recommend?

Thanks!

Charlie
Old 6th January 2012
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You can get something like this transformer. It has selectable 110/220 inputs and puts out 110 and 220.
Old 6th January 2012
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Look up the voltage, total current draw + switched mode power supply or SMPS and see what you can find! For 9V I recommend the One Spot.
Old 6th January 2012
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Look up the voltage, total current draw + switched mode power supply or SMPS and see what you can find! For 9V I recommend the One Spot.
thanks guys, we are using m9s. our onsite engineer suggested that anything that is rated for a laptop should work.

that first link definitely looks heavy duty though! i'm going to check that out!

this is our first foray into international shows, and we're indie, so it's been a bit of a logistical challenge.
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thanks guys, we are using m9s. our onsite engineer suggested that anything that is rated for a laptop should work.

that first link definitely looks heavy duty though! i'm going to check that out!

this is our first foray into international shows, and we're indie, so it's been a bit of a logistical challenge.
is there a seven star product that will allow for a UK plug? that plug is (what looks like european).
Old 6th January 2012
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Hello!

My vocal group is going to be heading off to England here soon for some shows, and we have 4 line 6 floor effects pedal units we use in our show.

I need to convert the voltages, obviously.

can i just use any travel converter, or will those introduce noise into the system? if not, what would you recommend?

Thanks!

Charlie
If its just the effects - they don't draw much current... you can use a standard travel converter without a struggle. If your travel converter can handle a hair dryer it'll be able to handle your effects units without breaking a sweat.

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If its just the effects - they don't draw much current... you can use a standard travel converter without a struggle. If your travel converter can handle a hair dryer it'll be able to handle your effects units without breaking a sweat.

Peace
Yes, it is just the effects.

Ok thanks! I'm going to order these...

Amazon.com: VCT VTM-150UK - Deluxe 220V/240V Step Down Travel Voltage Converter To Use USA Products in UK - Good For Laptops & Chargers etc.: Home Improvement
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