I just moved to Europe where the electrical current is 240 as opposed to the US current of 110. Inadventanly, I plug in without switching to 240 and fried the electrical supply in my SL 1210MK2. Does anybody know if the repair parts are available and where to get them. Also is it easy to "Do It yourself"?? I would greatly appreciate any input. Thank you!
Hi aris tomas...1st check the fuse inside the turntable..then if its ok go to the main board ..check the zener diode (D3) and the transistor Q3 and Q2...the fidbk me wat hapen , if possible if you can chance it replace it..u
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How to convert an American lead will depend on where you are. You can buy a universal adapter at most travel stores, but first of all consider the local supply voltage. US power is delivered at 110 volts. Australia, Europe and much of the world have a 220 to 240 volt supply. Connecting a 110 volt machine to a 220 volt supply will create smoke and potentially flames - I've seen a number of disasters. Some machines are made to operate across both supplies. Check the label on the back of the machine, near where the power cable plugs in. If it reads 110 - 220 volt you should be OK. Your local Brother dealer should be able to supply a local market power cable for you. They cost around $30 in Australia.
If the computer power supply is a 240 volt unit and you plugged into 110 volt mains the the computer should be OK. Some power supplies have a voltage selection switch on the back of the power supply switch to 110 volts and it should work. If the power supply is 110 volts and you plug it into a 240 volts mains then you will damage the power supply and possibly the computer as well.
Not sure why it burnt going from 240 down to 110volts. The unit should not have worked. However, if it is a 110 volt machine and you plugged it into 240 volts... different story... At best you have blown the power supply board or board fuse.. At worst, the machine will be fried inside.
who in hades left the mains on?! do they have any brain cells between their ears!!? if it's 220-240 (if you're in Europe, prob. 220-240) a wonder you don't have a smoking corpse in your kitchen! us yanks use 220-240v for dryers and stoves, but have 2 120-110v breakers, usually, to shut off 220-240v appliances. sometimes 2 110-120v breakers locked together, so they are both shut off at the same time! seems as if something was connected incorrectly- and fried your fan and light! may need to replace fan & light, and, possibly wiring! unplug the dam thing first!! good luck!!
possible voltage issue be sure you have steady 240 at 2 outside screws on ac connection next ck timer quick ck unplug dryer remove console cover short large red and black wires together plug back in and turn on ..possible motor switch ..contacts in motor switch close as motor runs supplying one side of element with other 110 volts
I have traveled to Europe. Australia and China. As this is a laptop I believe your power supply is that often black box in the middle of the electric wire you plug into your laptop. I we operate on 110 volt 60 cycle electricity. The bulk of the rest of the world operates as 240 volts and mostly 50 cycles. The power supplies for laptop I used overseas indicated they operated from 110 - 240 volts and 50 to 60 cycles approximately (small print on the adapter). If your adapter does not handle 240 volt and 50 - 60 cycle requirement you may need to secure another before leaving. The real challenge is to have the right plug adapter for the country you are in. Our two and three prong plugs do not work anywhere else I've been without adapters excluding soem bathrooms for electric shavers only and some universal plugs I have seen installed in China on my last trip (but even in China they were rare). My friend bought two different versions of adapters I believe at Radio Shack - one was a small bag of adapters that covered all of Europe and more recently a single adapter with sliders that could adjust to all the separate adapters he purchased before. I had the experience of buying an adapter in China where I do not speak Mandarin -- pointing at a British adapter and drawing the US plug got me what I wanted however you may wish to solve this problem before you arrive in Europe. Assuming you purchase adapters before leaving the clerk at the store may be able to confirm the suitability of your power supply for general european operation, I tended to double check with the local hotel staff or friends keeping in mind that all counties and some areas can be different.