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US portastudio 2488: Can it play when connected with a transformer

This item made for US needs a 120V,60Hz currant.If I play it in France,using the 230V,50Hz with a transformer 230v/120V,is it sure that I obtain a good result,(the fréquency is not the same,in the output of the transformer).Thanks,if you can help me ,regards.

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  • aceg47 Sep 15, 2008

    I don't anderstand:must I change the transformer which is in the box of the item or may I use an extern transformer which is connected on the 230V,50Hz of my house and to the item bought in US,and which is scheduled for 120V 60Hz : the informations writed on the transformer that I own are 230V/120V ,50Hz.Thanks if you can help me,regards.

  • aceg47 Sep 15, 2008

    It's so much difficult to explain exactly what is the difficulty.I want to buy a 2488 which must be used exactly and only with 120V,60Hz currant.I am not sure if I can use it in France (where the currant is 230V,50Hz) with an ADDITIONAL,and EXTERNAL transformer,which can transform the french currant (230V,50Hz) in a suitable currant (120V,60Hz).Thanks.If I have explain my problem.

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The 2488mkII manual specifies that the unit can operate with either 120VAC, 60Hz (USA/Canada), 230VAC, 50Hz (U.K./Europe), 240VAC, 50Hz (Australia) so you should be fine with a transformer which can accomodate 230VAC, 50Hz).

I have actually conversed with people who have been using the 2488 in France without any power problems.

Cheers,

bd.

Posted on Sep 15, 2008

  • Dave Hart Sep 15, 2008

    Hi,



    Sorry for the confusion ealier. I think I understand what you are asking now.



    I'm not in front of my unit and transformer so I can't verify the answer, but typically a device which supports either voltage and has no voltage switch means that the transformer is self-adjusting and you would therefore just use the transformer that came in the box. Usually the transformer will say 240/120 or 230/120 which means it will adjust to either. That's the part I can't verify, but if your transformer says that (or says nothing) then it should be the self adjusting type.



    Cheers.



    bd.

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