US Japanese to American voltage regulation

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  1. DevHackr

    DevHackr Enthusiastic Member

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    Ok, so I have gotten a lot of Japanese systems recently. I'm having trouble understanding voltage converters. I would like to power 100-110v consoles from an american power source. If you have this setup please let me know I would like to purchase it.
     
  2. fate6

    fate6 Haha, I killed a Pumpkin!

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    US runs at 120v 60Hz so IMHO you should be fine just plugging straight into mains but if you can get a down converter it would be better.
    I run a JP PS2 rated for 110v 50/60Hz just fine so IDK.

    Do keep in mind that without a voltage converter whatever you use will produce much more heat because of the added voltage but it shouldn't explode like shoving 240v into it would.
     
  3. Xzx123

    Xzx123 Robust Member

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    I've run a number of Japanese systems off of US outlets over the years and have yet to have a problem.
     
  4. DevHackr

    DevHackr Enthusiastic Member

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    Okay wonderful! After as long as it took me to track down an FM towns Marty I didn't want to blow the damn thing up
     
  5. DeChief

    DeChief Rustled.

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    How much did you pay? I see them all the time. :p
     
  6. DevHackr

    DevHackr Enthusiastic Member

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    too much. But i found out the seller was a member of the community so I'm perfectly ok with that! =D
     
  7. A Toubib

    A Toubib Midnight Xbox Crew

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    I can't speak for all consoles but a lot of Japanese and U.S consoles I see have 100-120v power supplies in them. It makes sense business wise to just have the Japanese and US systems have the same power supply (making 2 separate power supplies for each region increases manufacturing costs). Heck the PS3 has a 100-240v power supply built in, and on the console it will say 100v, 120v, or 220v depending on the region... even though it has a 100-240v supply inside of it lol.
     
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  9. Bad_Ad84

    Bad_Ad84 The Tick

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    There isn't really any need to step down the voltage.

    They are built with a fairly large tolerance as the mains from your socket is rarely what you think anyway.
     
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