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I live in New Zealand which has 240 volt supply on the grid. The zantrex 2000 works with an input supply of 120 volts. How can I use it?

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Hi, OK, there are two ways to achieve this. One. Using an external STEP DOWN Transformer, 240 V AC, to 120 V AC. The ONLY thing that matters is KVA. As long as the KVA is the same ir will work. This means as long as the Output Voltage and Current are the same, it's irrelevant whats on the Secondary. So if
The second, is to remove the existing transformer, and substitute with an exactly the same Secondary Outputs, BUT with a 240 V AC,. Input winding. Most likely it is a simple step Down transformer anyway, that steps down, whatever the external voltage is, down to say 12 -18 V AC. Therefor ANY suitable 240 V AC transformer with the SAME secondary winding(s) will work, no problems. You can even get some transformers Overwound, for 240 V AC, a very common thing, depending on transformer construction. There are a few transformer manufacturers in the "Yellow Pages" contact one of them and inquire.
As a tip, sometimes the existing transformer has TWO 120 V windings, and sometimes only ONE side is used, for US power, and for 240 V AC, you simply connect the other winding in series, and NOW you have got your 240 V AC to whatever.

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