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I've just arrived here from the US and I have a stereo and tv that I'd like to use rather than replace (they're both good). Does anyone have a good source for large transformers that can cope with high watts?

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Old 08.07.2009, 15:02
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Re: large transformers

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I've just arrived here from the US and I have a stereo and tv that I'd like to use rather than replace (they're both good). Does anyone have a good source for large transformers that can cope with high watts?

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Xenia
http://ch.farnell.com/jsp/search/bro...locale%3Dde_CH

product number 1355093 (the 5th one in the list): 150 chf for a 750 W 220 to 110 transformer. 165 chf for a 1500 W version
Thing weighs 10kg so postage is going to be a bitch
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Re: large transformers

Thanks. So, with the transformer, I should be able to connect my tv (and stereo) up to cable etc. etc. and have it work? I've been reading some of the back and forths and have become very confused about what is and is not possible. Seems there's lots of disagreement.

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Old 08.07.2009, 15:17
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Re: large transformers

also check the wattage very very carefully, in the uk I tried to run a 50 inch rear projection screen (from the US) using a stepdown transformer, it was right at the limit of what it said was ok, and the damn thing melted!! so better to get one thats going to be overkill!
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Thanks. So, with the transformer, I should be able to connect my tv (and stereo) up to cable etc. etc. and have it work? I've been reading some of the back and forths and have become very confused about what is and is not possible. Seems there's lots of disagreement.

Thanks from this technologically incompetent individual.

Xenia

you would need to add all the watts up (assuming your going to try to run everything through 1 transformer), you'll also need to be careful here as the power plugs in the home are very low wattage and you can short your home fuse really easily.

For safety sake you would be better off getting a transformer per item rather then trying to run multiple items from one.
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Old 08.07.2009, 15:37
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Re: large transformers

And check the frequency, the US runs on 60Hz while in this part of theworld we ru at 50Hz. That may have an impact as well.
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