Question about Amplifiers & Preamps

1 Answer

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!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points


    An expert that got 10 achievements.


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert who has answered 1,000 questions.

  • Master
  • 1,067 Answers
Re: my American amp stopped working when I plugged it in...

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

Posted on Jan 18, 2008

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add


3 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Plugged in a turntable. Apparently had volume too high. something blew. Just stopped working.

You should never unplug or connect leads with an amp switched on. Chances are you have damaged something on the main power amp, particular if you have blown a fuse.

Oct 24, 2013 | Technics Amplifiers & Preamps

2 Answers

Adcom gfa 7000 amp makes a cyclic humming noise in unit not in speaker

Are your grounds to BARE metal sounds like a ground loop issue.

Feb 25, 2013 | Adcom GFA-7500 5-Channel Amplifier

1 Answer

I have a A-H500i system. My son recently plugged his ipod into the amplifier (despite being told it would not work. No sooner than he did the amplifier stopped working. We have taken it into an...

You could start searching the auction sites.

The dimensions are 285x131x320mm (11.5" x 5.25" x 13.125"). I imagine finding an amp these days that would fit within its vacated space might be tricky because most standard equipment these days is more like 16-17" wide.

As this is an old-school analog-only amplifier It is unclear what special compatibilities exist for the unidentified CD player.

Jul 21, 2011 | Teac A-H500 Amplifier

1 Answer

Can I plug an Ipod directly in to this amp?

You can plug an i-pod into any amp! All you need is a 3.5mm plug to two RCA plugs. The 3.5 plug goes into the headphone socket of the i-pod and the RCA's into an aux imput on the amp.

Mar 17, 2010 | Sony STR-DE595 5-Channel Amplifier

1 Answer

My Squier 15W practice amp has stopped working. I've ruled out the chance that the guitar doesn't work, I plugged it into my friends amp and it sounded fine. However when I turn my amp on, all I get is...

There is a good chance that the output stage (usually an Integrated cct) has been damaged - sometimes one supply fuse failing can cause this effect - checking inside the amp and looking at the main cct board will show some on board fuse (s) and or the main output IC - you could be luck and it is a common type that you can by at your local electronics supply retailer and just replace it - at these low powers the cctry is pretty simple - and simple to fix.

Feb 17, 2010 | Amplifiers & Preamps

1 Answer

When plug in guitar to amp, there is either no

Try a different guitar and cord. If still problem, give the amp a bump without guitar plugged in. If amp makes noise, there is an intermittent internal connection,

Jun 07, 2009 | Roland MMP-2 2-Channel Amplifier

1 Answer

My amp won't play sound without headphones plugged in

1st off ,check the wire to the speaker. If that's ok then your headphone jack is broken inside. Peavey and others use cheesy headphone jacks.

Jan 11, 2009 | Peavey Amplifiers & Preamps

1 Answer

Did RCA plug short cause channel loss on Super-T amplifier?


If the plug in question is an input, No the channel isnt damaged but you'll need a new connector. If it's an output , it may have shorted the amplifier output.

Dec 31, 2008 | Sonic Impact Technologies Super T...

1 Answer

Lost one channel on the Sonic Impact Super-T amp

The output device on that channel will have blown. Look at the output device for that section by following the leads back from the plug, Anything with a heat sink on it is the best bet for the fault.

Dec 31, 2008 | Sonic Impact Technologies Super T...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Amplifiers & Preamps Logo

Related Topics:

79 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Amplifiers & Preamps Experts


Level 3 Expert

4518 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

The Knight
The Knight

Level 3 Expert

66685 Answers

Are you an Amplifier and Preamp Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides