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International voltage converters?

Post by nathanscribe » Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:08 pm

I just took delivery of a Yamaha CS15 - hooray! But I can't plug it in yet...

I live in the UK, where the mains is 220/240V AC; the synth says 100V on the back.

My question is twofold:

Is the Japanese 2-pin flat-bladed plug the same as the US one?

If so, can I use a 220/240 to 110/120 V converter, or will 110/120 damage a 100V synth transformer?

There are plenty of cheap converters around that use the USA standard, but I've never seen a japanese one mentioned. I've had a look through this forum, and couldn't find specific answers to this, so I hope someone can help.

Cheers,

Nathan.

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Post by Anaki_Muon » Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:48 pm

Kropla.com's World Electric Guide has voltage and frequency information for every country, along with pictures/letter types for the connections used (just click on the letter).

Japan:

100 V
50/60 Hz*
*Eastern Japan 50 Hz (Tokyo, Kawasaki, Sapporo, Yokohoma, and Sendai); Western Japan 60 Hz (Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya, Hiroshima)

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Post by nathanscribe » Fri Dec 22, 2006 10:02 pm

Right, I bought a convertor that pushes out 110V AC on the correct 2-pin plug.

110V AC is not going to damage a synth that suggests 100V, is it?

I scoured the web, and found a site selling 110V convertors that suggests they can be used for both US and Japan.

I hope that's accurate!!

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Post by nathanscribe » Fri Dec 22, 2006 11:13 pm

Converter works, synth up and running. :)

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