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 Post subject: Using 4x4 & Power2+ (Europe) in USA
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:02 am 
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Hi,
I recently moved in the USA. I've bought a couple of years ago a 4x4 and Power2+ in Europe (220V), and would like to know if with just a plug adapter they can both work in the USA, with no damages for the units, and my pedals plugged onto them?
Thanks a lot
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 Post subject: Re: Using 4x4 & Power2+ (Europe) in USA
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:29 am 
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In order to operate a 220V Pedal Power here in the US, you will need a Step Up transformer that converts 120V to 220V. A fully loaded 4x4 will consume about 20 Watts.

I hope that helps!


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 Post subject: Re: Using 4x4 & Power2+ (Europe) in USA
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:56 am 
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Many thanks John for your reply.
What about the power consumption for my Power2+ (when fully loaded as well)?
Would you have any advices for a step up converter onto which I could plug both of them? (assuming they would be both plugged on the same power strip from Europe, with several outlets on it)
Best regards
Vincent


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 Post subject: Re: Using 4x4 & Power2+ (Europe) in USA
PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:45 am 
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Heh oops, not sure how I missed the 2+ :oops:

The Pedal Power 2+ will also consume less than 20 Watts, however you will need to add the Wattage of anything that may be powered from the Courtesy Outlet.

I have used a Power Bright VC200W for many years here at the lab for testing with no troubles. It will handle up to 200 Watts, but they make higher Wattage models if you need more with whatever else you will be powering from your outlet strip.

What else will you be powering at 220V?
Note that the way we typically talk about Wattage on a guitar amplifier is actually a measure of its output power to the speaker(s). Most amplifiers will state their max input power somewhere near the AC Input.


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