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I bough a brand new Singer embroidery from America (I live in Australia). When it finally arrived I eagerly pluged it in using a regular plug adapter. It turned on for an instant and then quickly fizzled out. I had blown the machine, as Australia has a higher electricity voltage than U.S. Now I am unsure what to do next. Does anyone know if the fuse will have blown, or if it is the entire circuit board? Can fuses be changed easily? What kind of transistor / adaptor do I need to get to use this machine in Australia? Any guidance greatly appreciated!

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    preeyanz Oct 25, 2012

    Hi, I have had the same problem. Could you please share your resolution to this matter. I have no idea what to do now. I bought this singer from the US and has no idea I was going to blow it up this way.

  • ayozzhero
    ayozzhero Jan 14, 2013

    Me too, it was a few minutes ago. I bought it from Amazon but I am in Malaysia with 240V.... did you blow yours?

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Unfortunately you need an 240AC to 110AC adapter for this kind of equipment (try **** Smith). A plug adapter does nothing to change voltage it just lets the plug fit the power point, this is ok for some smaller electronic devices that are built to automatically sense the voltage. There is usually a sticker in small print on the device that will tell you what voltages it will take. I can't tell you whether its been damaged, but by going by your description it doesn't sound good. You can try an AC to AC adapter but it may not work now. I'd ask the supplier for a replacement as they should have known that Aus is 240V.

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