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Using a Euro 220 Volt amp & step down converter

Discussion in 'Amps and Cabs [BG]' started by Skel, Mar 2, 2006.


  1. Skel

    Skel

    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    There is an SVT-3 Pro on eBay right now that is described as a "240" volt Euro model. I checked out step down converters, and they appear to be about $15.00. I'm not sure, but I may be able to get a bargain on this since it's "different". Does anyone see any issue with using a step down converter with this?

    Thanks - Skel
     
  2. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    I think maybe you've got a decimal point off by a couple of places in either the wattage rating or price of the step-down transformer.

    But maybe Ampeg has a voltage switch in the amp?
     
  3. Skel

    Skel

    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
  4. seamonkey

    seamonkey

    Aug 6, 2004
    Move on down to the 1000W, 1500W rows.
    You'll probably want to get a little higher for the turn on surge.
    Check with Ampeg for the input watts from the wall that it needs.
     
  5. Skel

    Skel

    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    Ok - this is already sounding not so fun. Thanks for the info.

    Skel
     
  6. Jerrold Tiers

    Jerrold Tiers

    Nov 14, 2003
    St Louis
    If the unit is set up for / wired for european voltage, it can be re-wired internally for any common line voltage, 100V, 120V, 220V, 240V.

    You won't need any other parts outside of the unit.

    Any service center can set it up for whatever you want.
     
  7. Skel

    Skel

    Jun 19, 2005
    Boulder, Colorado
    Jerrold, as usual you come through with great info. I'm glad I know this now.

    Thanks -Skel