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Offline JJPOD

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230V or 240V configuration
« on: December 04, 2018, 03:22:44 am »
Hello all-

In the middle of building and wanted to ask advice.  I checked the voltage output from the wall to determine the transformer voltage wiring configuration.  The voltage is 230V at home, and 242V at work. Is there a best configuration to enable amp use in both places? Would users suggest the 225<V<235 or the 235<V<245 configuration?

thanks in advance!

Offline Paul Birkeland

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Re: 230V or 240V configuration
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2018, 04:32:11 am »
Where do you plan to do most of your listening?
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Re: 230V or 240V configuration
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2018, 05:27:18 am »
At home where the voltage is 230.  However, I am building the amp at work where the voltage is 240.  If I wire the configuration for 225<V<235, should I be concerned about damaging any of the components while while building/conducting voltage checks when plugged into 240V?

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Re: 230V or 240V configuration
« Reply #3 on: December 04, 2018, 05:30:30 am »
You won't damage anything by doing that, but some of your DC voltages are going to seem a little high. 
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Re: 230V or 240V configuration
« Reply #4 on: December 04, 2018, 06:39:45 am »
Thanks for the input.  I'm glad to know that the transformer wont be damaged.