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 Post subject: Step-down converters
PostPosted: 16 Feb 2019, 07:11 
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North America is 120 volts and Japan is 100 volts, but this transformer I have is rated for 110 volts, it works for the US model blu-ray player I have but can I also use it for Japanese devices or do I need to hunt down a converted specified specifically for 100 volts?
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 Post subject: Re: Step-down converters
PostPosted: 18 Mar 2019, 08:51 
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Usually if you don't use the cheapest stuff you have some tolerance. Your voltages are never 100% correct.
The transformers usually only bisect the voltage from your outlet (240 = 120 / 230 = 115 / 220 = 110V)

But you should check if your device works with a current frequency of 50 Hz instead of 60 Hz.

I use my transformer for Japanese (Audio DAC) and American (LD Player) electronics at the same time (two outlets).
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 Post subject: Re: Step-down converters  Topic is solved
PostPosted: 18 Mar 2019, 14:55 
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You don’t need to be more accurate that that. You’re fine.
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 Post subject: Re: Step-down converters
PostPosted: 03 May 2019, 18:15 
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Speaking of step-down converters, what brands are considered quality? In terms of build quality, etc.
Have been running a "Seven star", a cheaper chinese brand I would assume, step-down converter for years now. I have noticed the plastics are now bulging and developing cracks so I don't think it will be safe enough for future use. Why risk an expensive unit when I can replace the most critical component in the chain that breathes life into the player?
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