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  1. #1
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    USA -> AUS power transformer

    Hello,
    I have recently purchased a SONY NW-HD1 20GB mp3 player from AMERICA.
    However, I live in AUSTRALIA.
    Im quite new to such things, what sort/type of TRANSFORMER do I need?

    Australia runs on ~240V system, I think.

    Your assistance is greatly valued.

    Thanx

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    Re: USA -> AUS power transformer

    mm..the charger,look what it says on it.beside a connector for the plug,if needed,it shouldnt be a problem
    thnks

    ps 3.5?

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
    responsibility, which i dont hold if u break anything

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    Re: USA -> AUS power transformer

    cool, thanx for the quick reply, I havent yet taken receipt of it, when I do, Ill spam these forums again with more details about whats written on the charger unit.

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    Re: USA -> AUS power transformer

    no worries m8.were here to help ppl i nneed

    ps uve got a chrysler intrepid ?

    add a couple 120mm fans overhead to drop temps by 10+ celsiusD.S.C-12(2)-disclaimer : whatever u do with your hardware/software is your
    responsibility, which i dont hold if u break anything

    GRAB here OcBible v1.55 and Guidemania v1.21
    scary pooch?pooch#1taking ball from dogpooch pulln on ropeme on board after 2 years
    of no board
    http://gonny.se/ <-cool lady http://www.mediafire.com/?8dmg21ms1vx
    IN MEMORY OF HOW BM WAS TREATED HERE...

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    Re: USA -> AUS power transformer

    If you bought it in the US, you're going to need a whole new transformer, unless the one you have can switch to 230-240V, which I doubt. You already know this Sorry if this sounds condescending, but don't use the US charger in Australia!! This will destroy your new toy.

    There's two ways you can go about this:

    Contact Sony Australia (or a reseller of the NW-HD1) and ask either of them how much it would cost to buy an original transformer in Australia. I recommend doing this.

    The alternative is to take a photo of the specs listed on the transformer and post them in here. You can use www.bbpix.com or www.photobucket.com to host the pics for free or you can just post the specs - in particular the 'Output' specs.

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    Re: USA -> AUS power transformer

    No problem, mate, Tandys or •••• smith everywhere in Australia have all sorts of local trannies, and we are 240v 50hz, usually cost around 10-30 Aussie Dollars, although a lot of new systems have multi voltage trannies so check first
    Chris

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    Re: USA -> AUS power transformer

    The output Amp rating is probably more significant than voltages. Not something you can really afford leeway in.

    Dck Smiths and Tandy generally only sell vanilla type trannies but are definitely worth a shot. Good suggestion, cj. Jaycar are another one - mind you, all three are owned by Woolies anyway.

    You'll work it out
    Last edited by Mjölnir; 03-22-2005 at 09:35 AM.

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    Re: USA -> AUS power transformer

    errmm. . .nope, a mitsubishi lancer (red colour).

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