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#672056 - 10/13/04 09:57 AM UK and US compatability.
Blitzn Offline
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Registered: 10/13/04
Posts: 28
Loc: United Kingdom
Hi guys, I'm based in England and thinking about purchasing a digital piano from the US due the favourable exchange rate. Does anyone know of any compatability problems I might have except for, of course, the need for a socket adaptor.
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#672057 - 10/13/04 11:21 AM Re: UK and US compatability.
Roxane Offline
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Registered: 05/16/02
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Voltage transformer. US is 110 V while UK is 220V. The socket adaptor does not transform voltage.

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#672058 - 10/13/04 02:13 PM Re: UK and US compatability.
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Registered: 08/01/04
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I suppose you also added VAT and custom fees to the price?
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#672059 - 10/14/04 04:32 AM Re: UK and US compatability.
Blitzn Offline
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Registered: 10/13/04
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I took into account VAT and I'm assuming custom fees will be 5-10%. I think it'll still work out a bit cheaper but if there are some major compatability problems then I just wouldn't bother.
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#672060 - 10/23/04 09:45 AM Re: UK and US compatability.
KevinR Offline
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Registered: 09/24/04
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Loc: Washington State (SW)
The only real compatibility issue you will face are the voltage requirements US 120V VS UK 240. I bought a D70 from a music store in Fort Walton Beach, Fl and imported it to the UK. The D70 had a multi-tap transformer fitted so it could accept different ac inputs but still output the correct stepped down voltage. To make this adjustment you have un solder and move connections inside the keyboard. So unless you get an authorised dealer to make the change you face voiding your warantee.

btw the FantomXa uses a external transformer so that would be an easy fix

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