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120v Bose Wave Radio/CD player plugged into 240V outlet

My wife plugged her 120V Bose Wave Radio/CD directly into a 240V outlet in Ireland instead of into the step down transformer. Is there an inline fuse to protect the transformer inside the Bose? If not, any idea of the likely extent of the damage?

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  • gatlinj00 Feb 03, 2009

    I have the same problem, but in China. If it is a fuse, is there a manual or other documentation that I can access in order to determine how and with what to replace it? Thanks.

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There is a fuse you can check. Also a rectifier bridge, a 3 terminal regulator IC (18V in, and 10V out) as well as a small transistor Q1 which often shorts. Easy and cheap fixes, or I would offer to buy your non-working model Bose if you decide to sell it.

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There is a fuse inside but after changing the fuse if it still dont work the rectifier could be bad.

Posted on Feb 02, 2009

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