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Old 15.05.2011, 13:24
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Re: Using Samsung LCD TV from US in Switzerland

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I am moving to Zurich from the US. I have a Samsung LCD tv using 110Volts. Can I use it to Zurich? If so, what type of transformer/converter would I need? I believe the TV needs 300 Watts of power. Do I need a 300Watt transformer or higher wattage?

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You always need a few VA higher for conversion inefficiency and "headroom" I would look at a minimum of a 500 VA "auto transformer" for a 300W load, this will stop the tranny from, hopefully, becoming too warm and buzzing like a mumma. It is also good practice to put a surge protect MOV filtered distro or outlet on the 110v side.

You do however know that you will only be able to use this US TV with NTSC sources? it will not work on standard swiss cable or antenna unless it has dedicated converters (very rare on US spec)
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