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electrical good from usa - want to confirm before i stick it in

Quick question, before I plug this in wanted to confirm

Bought this from the USA

http://www.sonos.com/products/zonepl...&LangType=1033

On that page, it says -

Power Supply AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz

That means, WITHIN the unit, it already has a convertor right? To take it from the US V rate to the EU one here in Switzerland?

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Then while there I bought an adaptor, so I can plug the US socket into this and then stick this adaptor into the wall here

On the front of that adaptor it says -

INPUT - 220-240V 50Hz
OUTPUT - 120V 50Hz

50 Watts Max

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Does this sound fine? For me to stick it in here?
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Old 01.05.2011, 15:11
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On that page, it says -

Power Supply AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz

That means, WITHIN the unit, it already has a convertor right?
It means what it says, input power from 100-240V, 50-60Hz is ok. With the correct plug you can use it here.
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Old 01.05.2011, 15:13
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Quick question, before I plug this in wanted to confirm

Bought this from the USA

http://www.sonos.com/products/zonepl...&LangType=1033

On that page, it says -

Power Supply AC 100-240V, 50-60Hz

That means, WITHIN the unit, it already has a convertor right? To take it from the US V rate to the EU one here in Switzerland?

YES !
You don't need an adaptor as this item is rated at 220 volt 50 Herz.

You need to buy a Swiss cable,
http://corepad.de/shop/de_DE/produkt...gewinkelt.html

This is the cheapest, quickest and safest solution.

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Re: electrical good from usa - want to confirm before i stick it in

Eh Ittigen?

What do you mean?

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The actual unit I bought, has the AMERICAN PLUG on it - the 2 skinny lines, not the round ones like here

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So I bought an adaptor/plug that has the swiss rounded style plug on the end

Just it's a big unit and it says on the front like the input and output

i can use them together right?
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Re: electrical good from usa - want to confirm before i stick it in

Just to be safe, make sure you're wearing rubber soled shoes, and try to jump as you stick the plug in/turn it on.
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Re: electrical good from usa - want to confirm before i stick it in

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Just to be safe, make sure you're wearing rubber soled shoes, and try to jump as you stick the plug in/turn it on.
any specific brand of shoes to help? do nike do those one's? see i'm loyal to the nike brand so i'll check online if u can link me

thanks!
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Old 01.05.2011, 15:21
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Re: electrical good from usa - want to confirm before i stick it in

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Eh Ittigen?

What do you mean?

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The actual unit I bought, has the AMERICAN PLUG on it - the 2 skinny lines, not the round ones like here

-

So I bought an adaptor/plug that has the swiss rounded style plug on the end

Just it's a big unit and it says on the front like the input and output

i can use them together right?
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If it says input/output, and is quite big and heavy, this sounds like a transformer/converter - which you don't need and shouldn't use.

You need a normal adapter plug - on one side it accepts the US plug and the the other has Swiss pins that plug into the socket.

Better still (if able) cut off the US plug and re-wire a Swiss one.

EDIT: I've just rechecked the product link from your OP, and Ittigen's advice on buying a new cable is the best and most applicable, but will need to wait until tomorrow; from any electrical retailer.
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Old 01.05.2011, 15:34
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eh ittigen?

What do you mean?

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the actual unit i bought, has the american plug on it - the 2 skinny lines, not the round ones like here

-

so i bought an adaptor/plug that has the swiss rounded style plug on the end

just it's a big unit and it says on the front like the input and output

i can use them together right?
you do not need the adaptor unit; right! JUST BUY A CHEAP CABLE!
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Re: electrical good from usa - want to confirm before i stick it in

Ok good I checked

The link Ittigen gave me, on one side it has the normal Swiss plug

Why is the other side like that though? What's that for? Do I need to take the actual product with me and have the cable re-wired or is it just plug and play style?

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Re: electrical good from usa - want to confirm before i stick it in

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Ok good I checked

The link Ittigen gave me, on one side it has the normal Swiss plug

Why is the other side like that though? What's that for? Do I need to take the actual product with me and have the cable re-wired or is it just plug and play style?

Thanks
The other end plugs into your appliance (r.h.s. on the rear view photo of your link). It should be the same/similar to the end of your existing cable with the US plug on the other end.

You should just need to take the cable with you and say you want the same with a Swiss plug on the end. It's probably just hanging up with all the other cables.

It's a mains (netz) cable, you want.
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Re: electrical good from usa - want to confirm before i stick it in

Thanks alot guys! Will give it a crack tomorrow or during the week - this forum rocks!
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Re: electrical good from usa - want to confirm before i stick it in

Just to confirm guys, I bought something like this for 10CHF from Media Markt, that's ok right?

http://www.bikudo.com/photo_stock/724471.jpg
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Just to confirm guys, I bought something like this for 10CHF from Media Markt, that's ok right?

http://www.bikudo.com/photo_stock/724471.jpg
Yes, it looks fine.
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