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Any reccomendations for US Voltage convertors for pj's

Discussion in 'Projectors, Screens & Video Processors' started by dannyc, Jan 22, 2004.

  1. dannyc

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    Has anyone been using a UK-US voltage convertor to power 110V gear here in the UK? I think most projectors need more watts than the cheap convertors that you get in Maplins. The only things I have seen are the Isotek Qube for mega$$$ or a draper industrial convertor for machine tools.

    Any better ideas?

    Dan
     
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    What's the power of your projector lamp ?
     
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    Maplin do 100w 200w 450w and 550w (550w @£69) 550w should be more than enough.
     
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    Hello Dan,

    Are you importing one of these by any chance :) :)

    Lamp is 420W, 660W total, so I would look for maybe an 800w or more transformer.

    How about one of those yellow isolation transformers as used on building sites?
    Somewhere must do one for 220 to 110V at maybe 800W or more ?

    Good luck

    Mark.
     
  5. Boris Blank

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    I have a 1000w 240v to 110v transformer that I used for a US spec crt projector that I had but now no longer require it. No more than about 30 hours use.

    I forget the price (I think it was about £90). Happy to let it go if you want - pm if me interested (not sure if this breaks the advertising rules though - mod's delete if need be). Can take a piccie if need be, its big and white is about the best description of it!

    Paul
     
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    Mark,

    You are very close there! actually its a G10 clone, hope to get it set up and calibrated soon.

    PaulB,

    I have just bought a industrial convertor, wish I had seen your post first, can you post a piccie anyway.

    cheers

    Dan
     
  7. Boris Blank

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    Sure, here ya go. Its likely the same type as you have just a different colour perhaps.
    Paul
     

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    Yep, very similar but so much more attractive in White! not bright yellow. How much were you looking for anyway?

    Dan
     
  9. Boris Blank

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    Hi Danny,
    I'd probably be looking for £50. This would include postage which would be quite high due to the weight of the bugger (note to self - need to check if I still have the box!).

    Paul
     
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    Quick question, does this have one or two sockets? and if it is 1000w max load what is its continuous rating?

    Dan
     
  11. Boris Blank

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    Two US sockets (one each side) and rated at 1000w but as to the continuous rating erm, pass. I'll need to dig out the box and see if the paperwork is still in there.


    Let me get back to you.
    Paul
     

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