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My American amp stopped working when I plugged it in in France

I brought my Dean Markley practice amplifier to France and just tried to plug it in today. There was a loud popping sound, and then the amp wouldn't work anymore. I was using a universal adapter at the time, which I've used with other electronics with no problems, so I don't know why my amp died. Did I blow a fuse because of too much electricity?? I just want to practice my pedal steel!

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Ya proably did usaly those set up for 115 v olny when u go to france ther power goes up and down not as good as us in usa ok proably blew transfomers in it best bet is to get nice amp in france made for them like arolnad jc40 60 u like that small clean warm

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  • Experi Oct 28, 2013

    US power is 115v, 60 Hz. In Europe (inc France) it is 230v, 50 Hz. So you will have blown the amp by plugging it into a voltage twice what it was designed for.

  • Experi Oct 28, 2013

    The frequency differnebe probably will not matter for an amplifier (but it does for other devices such as thiose with motors - they will run slower in Europe, even when used through a voltage converter).

  • Experi Oct 28, 2013

    Modern small items (mobile phones, tablets, laptops) often come with a power supply that will cope with either US or European voltage and frequency - read the label carefully, they will often be marked as 110-240V, 50-60Hz, then you are OK with just a simple adaptor plug. Some other devices (eg some desktop computers) have a switch or similar on the back that you can set to work with either US or Eurpopean voltages.



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