230v / 240v - Need I be concerned?

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230v / 240v - Need I be concerned?

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Haven't plugged my amps in since receiving them from NZ a couple of weeks ago. Thought crossed my mind today that they might be set for 230v and it's 240v here. Need I be concerned?

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Re: 230v / 240v - Need I be concerned?

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The switches on most multi-voltage devices I've had or seen (I'm thinking pedal power supplies) seem to have just two settings: 230/240 and 110/115, so I doubt there'd be much difference?
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Re: 230v / 240v - Need I be concerned?

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Miza wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:49 am The switches on most multi-voltage devices I've had or seen (I'm thinking pedal power supplies) seem to have just two settings: 230/240 and 110/115, so I doubt there'd be much difference?
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Re: 230v / 240v - Need I be concerned?

Post by Cdog »

Our line voltages in NZ are rarely exactly 230V. I measure them several times a day at work, they're usually between 230-240V.
It's only about 4% difference, I wouldnt be concerned.

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its the same with UK 240vac, it fluctuates so I really wouldn't be worried, this is why nz/uk travel adaptors are legal..... ;)
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Re: 230v / 240v - Need I be concerned?

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Molly wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:39 am Haven't plugged my amps in since receiving them from NZ a couple of weeks ago. Thought crossed my mind today that they might be set for 230v and it's 240v here. Need I be concerned?

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You will be fine Molly.

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Re: 230v / 240v - Need I be concerned?

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All good just the same as when you came over here eith your gear fromt yoooouuuuuukaaaaayyyeeee
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Re: 230v / 240v - Need I be concerned?

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Cheers chaps. Much appreciated.

Mrs and daughter are off to Manchester for a few days to see some pop star chap. Thought it might be a good opportunity to set my gear up. :-)

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Molly wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:34 pm Cheers chaps. Much appreciated.

Mrs and daughter are off to Manchester for a few days to see some pop star chap. Thought it might be a good opportunity to set my gear up. :-)
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So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Re: 230v / 240v - Need I be concerned?

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Bg wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:59 pm
Molly wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:34 pm Cheers chaps. Much appreciated.

Mrs and daughter are off to Manchester for a few days to see some pop star chap. Thought it might be a good opportunity to set my gear up. :-)
as in drugs paraphernalia?
Manx meth lab
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Olderama wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 6:22 pm
Bg wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:59 pm
Molly wrote: Tue Jun 14, 2022 5:34 pm Cheers chaps. Much appreciated.

Mrs and daughter are off to Manchester for a few days to see some pop star chap. Thought it might be a good opportunity to set my gear up. :-)
as in drugs paraphernalia?
Manx meth lab
you know they use cats tails in the recipe there :(
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Post by rickenbackerkid »

you'll be fine 10% extra will be within spec. However you may want to check the bias, as that will change slightly.

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rickenbackerkid wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:53 am you'll be fine 10% extra will be within spec. However you may want to check the bias, as that will change slightly.
Late to the party, he plugged it in last week and it burst into flames :(
So, is that low alcohol or no alcohol at all? mmmm, no alcohol, do you want to try it? Noooooooooo.

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Re: 230v / 240v - Need I be concerned?

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Bg wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:15 pm
rickenbackerkid wrote: Sat Jun 18, 2022 11:53 am you'll be fine 10% extra will be within spec. However you may want to check the bias, as that will change slightly.
Late to the party, he plugged it in last week and it burst into flames :(
Seriously??

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