110v schematics/transformer help needed?

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  1. rob1979

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    hi,can anyone help me at all? i have a a guitar pedal that works on 110v and i want to change the transformer inside so it will run on 240v uk mains.i know how to do this part as i have done it to one previously although the other one was a different model.the schematics stated for the other one that it had a 28v output into the circuit board,however the schematics for this pedal does not show what voltage is coming from the transformer so if i can find this out i will know what replacement transformer to buy,any help would be appreciated? schematics link here=http://www.morleypedals.com/pwfes.pdf
     
  2. Paulo540

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    The way I would do it is measure the ac out from the transformer.

    Using my poor logic, Its probably a 28v like the other one. You got a voltage doubler/bridge coming off it going to the 60v point.

    But, I still think the best way is to measure what that output is relative to the in. And don't electrocute yourself please. :)
     
  3. SgtWookie

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    In the States, AC voltage is 120 at wall outlets, 240 for major appliances.

    You will need a transformer that outputs 1/2 the ACV that your transformer puts out.

    You will need to remove it from the pedal first before measuring it, or you may melt the pedal's electronics.
     
  4. lmartinez

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  5. t06afre

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    You can buy transformers that is designed for transforming 240 volt to 120 volt. They are named isolation transformers. I guess a guitar pedal do not need much current so it will be quite cheap to purchase
     
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