Using a USA Denon Avr in the UK

huggy54

Active Member
Someone I know brought at a Denon x3500h in the USA now they're in the UK and want to use it.

They did plug it in with a UK kettle lead and it didn't work (hopefully there's no damage, but not sure)?

What is needed to get the USA Denon x3500h working in the UK? What lead etc?
 

dts197

Distinguished Member
Check the voltage requirements of it. US models use 110v and over here 240v, so I wouldn't have thought you'd be able to use it.
 

DodgeTheViper

Moderator
A simple google search will bring up lots of options
 

Rodders53

Distinguished Member
USA mains is 120V (sometimes called 110V) 60 Hz. UK mains is 240V, 50Hz.

Having applied 240V to the 120V input your friend might have just blown internal fuses if lucky. Equally likely is that some of the power supply components may be damaged and have failed / may fail in the near future due to the over-voltage applied.

The AVR is rated at 600 Watts consumption so you would need a voltage convereter rated at a minimum of 1000 Watts to work adequately... Something like this CM1000/A/US | Carroll & Meynell 1kVA Autotransformer, 230V ac Primary, 114.2V ac Secondary, Bobbin Core | RS Components

So if it works and doesn't need repairing, you can replace any damaged fuses, then it may work?

BUT USA audio kit has other differences to European units (and unless you can alter the settings in the setup menus may be an issue?). The main one is that the FM pre-emphasis is different. AM tuner channel spacing is also different but most tuners now step in 1kHz increments to avoid the issue.
 

huggy54

Active Member
Having applied 240V to the 120V input your friend might have just blown internal fuses if lucky.
This is what we're hoping

Equally likely is that some of the power supply components may be damaged and have failed / may fail in the near future due to the over-voltage applied.
Hopefully this is not the case, but if it is where is someone or company etc who can do the repair (is it even a big job)?

The AVR is rated at 600 Watts consumption so you would need a voltage convereter rated at a minimum of 1000 Watts to work adequately... Something like this CM1000/A/US | Carroll & Meynell 1kVA Autotransformer, 230V ac Primary, 114.2V ac Secondary, Bobbin Core | RS Components

We'll check amzon there usually cheaper (hopefully)
 
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huggy54

Active Member
The AVR is rated at 600 Watts consumption so you would need a voltage convereter rated at a minimum of 1000 Watts to work adequately... Something like this CM1000/A/US | Carroll & Meynell 1kVA Autotransformer, 230V ac Primary, 114.2V ac Secondary, Bobbin Core | RS Components

We'll check amzon there usually cheaper (hopefully)

https://www.denon.com/en-gb/support/service-network will repair.

They may even be able to swap the mains power supply for a UK/EU one (at a cost) rather than using an autotransformer.

Could be worth asking... but you'd still have the FM radio issue ;) and a reduced second hand value.
Not fussed about reduced 2nd hand value, the person will most likely not sell it anyway and if they do it won't be for years
 

Cliff

Distinguished Member
Not fussed about reduced 2nd hand value, the person will most likely not sell it anyway and if they do it won't be for years
A construction site transformer will work. They are usually 230v in 110v out. So our 240v mains will give you a little over 110v . Pretty cheap second hand.
 

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