I was given an old Sony tape deck. The original deck specs 110V. The
person who gave it to me, told me the power supply burned and he had it
fixed but can't recall if he had it converted for 220V...
Is there a way I can find out if this is to work with 110 or 220? Only
thing I have is a Voltmeter.
Usually there's a slide switch near the ac cord entering the deck saying
110/220. At any rate, put a 110 plug on it and plug it into the 110 outlet.
If 110, should work normally. If wired for 220, any incandescant lamps will
be *very* dim. (like the vu-meters). You're not going to hurt
a 220 deck by plugging it into 110.
Maybe, maybe not. It depends on location. Thailand, for one, uses a two
prong plug that looks like a standard U.S. item, but is used with 220 volts.
Hong Kong uses many different plug types with 220v, one of which is the same
2-prong style. I think, if memory serves, that Myannmar, Laos and perhaps
Malaysia are the same -- Regards --
Not likely. For many years most voltage conversion is done by
changing taps on the line transformer. Either by a switch or
on older gear, solder connections. No tranformer change.
Real cheap electronics might have a 220 v tranformer, but
a tape deck would probably have a 110/220 v transformer.
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