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#1419801 - 04/19/10 03:14 AM moving with my Clavinova - electrical considerations
Motivated Offline
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Registered: 04/18/10
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I have Yamaha Clavinova F01 and am moving from the US to Italy. The power in Italy is 220V, 50Hz - compared to the US is 120V 60Hz. I need to know if or how I can use my Clavinova in Italy. I know the F01 is not common, but I believe it is essentially the same as the CLP line.

My biggest concern is the 50Hz frequency - this can not be converted. I can easily get a quality converter for the voltage.

Thanks for any help or links.

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#1419859 - 04/19/10 07:28 AM Re: moving with my Clavinova - electrical considerations [Re: Motivated]
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50Hz is no issue, it's just the voltage. If you have a good converter it should be no problem.
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#1420639 - 04/20/10 02:21 PM Re: moving with my Clavinova - electrical considerations [Re: mucci]
Motivated Offline
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Well, this is good news. Thank you. Can you explain to me why the 50Hz is OK?

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#1420644 - 04/20/10 02:41 PM Re: moving with my Clavinova - electrical considerations [Re: Motivated]
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Originally Posted By: Motivated
Well, this is good news. Thank you. Can you explain to me why the 50Hz is OK?

The built-in AC to DC converter will convert from AC to DC power so the sinusoidal wave at 50Hz (or 60Hz) gets turned into a flat line voltage level anyway, so the frequency component gets removed after all.

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#1420656 - 04/20/10 03:01 PM Re: moving with my Clavinova - electrical considerations [Re: Motivated]
ChrisA Offline
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Originally Posted By: Motivated
Well, this is good news. Thank you. Can you explain to me why the 50Hz is OK?


It has to do with the size of the parts (transformer and filter capacitors) inside the power supply. 50Hz requires them to be slightly larger. But only very slightly larger, so "everyone" sizes then to handle 50Hz because that is easier than building two lines of equipment.

Have you read the user manual or the data plate in the piano? What do they say?

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