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Old 11-22-2007, 02:13 PM   #1
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question about 220V cd player vs 120V


Hi, I was hoping someone could help me with something. I bought a cd player from someone in Hong Kong who says it is for U.S. voltage but the player states 220V on the back. I hooked it up with my own power cord and it does work. If it were a 220V player would it even work here in the U.S? The iec plug on the back fit my power cord but when I looked at some pics of differnt iec's they apparently look the same for either 120 or 220v appliences. Someone had told me if it were 220V cd player it would not have fired up if only given 120V, is that sound right?
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Many electronics DO have a broad tolerance for voltage. Some just as you describe, you can go from 120-240v seamlessly. Some do have a switch on the back from 120-240v.

Your exact unit? I have NO idea.
Can you post a link to it?

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Another consideration is how many cycles the unit requires. In the US we are on 60 cycles whereas in some other countries they are on 50 cycles.
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