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How can i change to my avalon u5 to 220v

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by musicllica, Sep 23, 2008.

  1. musicllica


    Mar 8, 2008
    Hi, I'm korean bassist,

    I have avalon u5. but this avalon is 110v. just i knew.
    but, i checked to my avalon u5.

    i saw 230v switch inside my avalon u5.
    but i heard that change to pusebox, too.

    I can't found avalon u5 manual.
    on avalon design website, i found 2page manual.

    how can i chaged to my avalon u5 to 220v?
  2. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    Move the switch to 230V and put in a fuse of half the 110V current rating. 220, 230, 240V are all so close they can be considered the same.

  3. slaerts


    Aug 3, 2006
    Is it really that easy? I've been gassing for one of them for a while. So I can buy a USA 110 v one and converti it easy to 240 volt? Surely there is more to it than that?
  4. musicllica


    Mar 8, 2008
    Yes. I chaged the switch to 230v inside my avalon u5.
    (korea use 220v)

    so.. I chage the fuse too?
    I read avalon u5 is 110~230v internal volt.
    and... use to another country.

    i read chage the switch. and to chage switch. it's done.

    but.. all of this... just heard. so.. I'm very confusion.
  5. alexclaber

    alexclaber Commercial User

    Jun 19, 2001
    Brighton, UK
    Director - Barefaced Ltd
    All pro quality gear should be this easy to switch otherwise international touring would be a right pain!

  6. slaerts


    Aug 3, 2006
    I'll have to sell some gear and start looking
  7. Jeff Scott

    Jeff Scott Rickenbacker guru.......... Supporting Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    Walter Woods amps have a mini switch in back between two heatsink fins for switching voltages. He has been doing this for decades. :)
  8. Yes, as Alex said you have to replace the existing fuse for one of half its value. IE if a 1A fuse is fitted now replace it with a 1/2A (500mA) fuse.

  9. SpankyPants

    SpankyPants That's Mr. SpankyPants to you.

    Aug 24, 2006
    Brooklyn, NY
    I love this thread very much.

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