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  • Power converter for running a US spec (110VAC/60Hz) record cleaner in Australia

    I am looking to send my Record Doctor V cleaner to my son in Australia along with the rest of his system and other belongings. All his other electronics are universal and auto sensing and will work fine in Australia with just a change of power cords.

    The issue is the 800 watt power consumption of the vacuum motor in the cleaner. Anyone know of a decent power converter to go from 240/50 to 110/60 that can handle the load? I thought I found a few on Amazon, but when I asked them about it they were pretty firm on their NO answer.

    Should be able to find one for under $50 I would think. It's not like I'm running any of the audio gear off it!
    Steve Lefkowicz
    Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
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  • #2
    Steve, this should do the job. A bit over $50, but shipping is free. https://www.voltageconverters.com/product/vc1000w/

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    • #3
      Since your son is living in Australia, he should buy the Australian brand Tortech which he can buy in Australia. They provide true 240volt to 110 volt step downs - not 220-240 which are a compromise.

      https://www.tortech.com.au/product/v...n-transformer/

      cheers

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      • #4
        Thanks to both of you! Waiting for a reply to an email from TorTech. The exchange rate between here and Australia makes buying one of theirs and shipping straight to my son a pretty good deal. wouldn't be an issue except that in Australia, the Record Doctor itself sells for over $700! (A $500 Okki Nokki sells for over $2000 there!)
        Steve Lefkowicz
        Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
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        http://www.audionirvana.org/forum/ti...ounding-system

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Steve Lefkowicz View Post
          I am looking to send my Record Doctor V cleaner to my son in Australia along with the rest of his system and other belongings. All his other electronics are universal and auto sensing and will work fine in Australia with just a change of power cords.

          The issue is the 800 watt power consumption of the vacuum motor in the cleaner. Anyone know of a decent power converter to go from 240/50 to 110/60 that can handle the load? I thought I found a few on Amazon, but when I asked them about it they were pretty firm on their NO answer.

          Should be able to find one for under $50 I would think. It's not like I'm running any of the audio gear off it!
          Getting a standard downverter is easy, depending on the motors or power supply used in Record Doctor the 50hz cycle can be an issue and in that case you'll need a frequency converter which will far exceed the value of your disc cleaner.

          david
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          • #6
            Originally posted by david k View Post

            Getting a standard downverter is easy, depending on the motors or power supply used in Record Doctor the 50hz cycle can be an issue and in that case you'll need a frequency converter which will far exceed the value of your disc cleaner.

            david
            One thing my son is learning is that living on an island where they don't make a lot of stuff certainly makes things more expensive! The Record doctor sells for $199 here, but the only source I've found for it in Australia sells it for over $700. The only vacuum cleaner that isn't outrageously priced there is the Pro-Ject VC-S, which is $499 in the US and $899 in Australia (out of his price range).
            One of the reasons it is worth shipping his entire system to him is that though it is only about a $3800 system here, it adds up to about $7000 to $8000 there. Shipping the system and his record collection in the mini-container will be about $1200 door-to-door, and there is still room for a lot of his personal items (sending a dozen hockey sticks too, as they are about three times more expensive in Australia!) that he didn't take on the plane when he moved there. Good thing is everything except the record cleaner is already universal for 120/240 and 50/60.
            Steve Lefkowicz
            Senior Associate Editor at Positive Feedback
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            • david k
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              Good luck with the move and his new life there!

              david

          • #7
            Maybe the motor can be swapped out for one that runs on 240/50?

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