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Offline crunchthalomew

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Using a Wurlitzer in Europe
« on: August 15, 2017, 08:58:20 AM »
I currently live in Brooklyn, NY.  My Wurlitzer and I will be moving to Switzerland soon.  Does anyone with a strong grasp of voltage know if I will be needing a transformer to avoid frying it?  Will an adapter suffice?  Thank you!

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Re: Using a Wurlitzer in Europe
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2017, 09:07:49 AM »
Hi .-)

Switzerland has 230 V, so you will need a step-down converter, or have to replace the transformer.

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Re: Using a Wurlitzer in Europe
« Reply #2 on: August 15, 2017, 10:20:23 AM »
When you're over there you can buy it from EP-Service.nl

https://www.ep-service.nl/wurlitzer-200-transformer-230v
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Re: Using a Wurlitzer in Europe
« Reply #3 on: August 15, 2017, 12:59:43 PM »
The move isn't permanent so the transformer is probably the way to go.  Do you know how many watts the 200A pulls?  Wondering if something like this is sufficient: http://a.co/imAiwOR
Thank you both!

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Re: Using a Wurlitzer in Europe
« Reply #4 on: August 15, 2017, 03:08:16 PM »
The move isn't permanent so the transformer is probably the way to go.  Do you know how many watts the 200A pulls?  Wondering if something like this is sufficient: http://a.co/imAiwOR
Thank you both!

This thing is rated 200 Watts which is more than enough... A 200A ist rated 55W max.

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Re: Using a Wurlitzer in Europe
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2017, 03:53:36 PM »
V x A = W
« Last Edit: August 16, 2017, 04:18:45 PM by pianotuner steveo »
1960 Wurlitzer model 700 EP
1968 Gibson G101 Combo organ
1975 Rhodes Piano Bass
1979 Wurlitzer 206A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 200A EP
1980 Wurlitzer 270 Butterfly Grand
2000 Yamaha acoustic piano
2004 Hammond XK3
2009 73A Rhodes Mark 7
2009 Korg SV-1 73
....and a few guitars...

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Re: Using a Wurlitzer in Europe
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2017, 07:32:58 PM »
Super helpful.  Thank you.