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UK Amps in Spain??

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 1:28 pm
by wanderingyankee
Hey all,

Need some help. I'm moving from the UK to Spain. I have a Marshall Bluesbreaker Re-issue and a Fender Vibroverb re-issue.

Besides getting new power cables in Spain, should I do anything else to these amps for them to work properly in Spain?

Thanks in advance...

Re: UK Amps in Spain??

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 2:49 pm
by Bournio
I don't think so... I read somewhere that Spain uses arund 230V, whereas we're on 240(Ish)

So it should be right to just use an adapter! (and maybe a surge protector as well...)

Re: UK Amps in Spain??

PostPosted: Wed May 27, 2009 9:29 pm
by leftyguitarman
When I went to Spain I took a power converter and never had any issues with any of my electronics. And you are a lucky man; getting to move to Spain. I might be going back in a year or so. :D

Re: UK Amps in Spain??

PostPosted: Thu May 28, 2009 10:06 am
by Bournio
Lefty... Spains on 230V, UK's 240, so it shouldn't really matter. And thats the RMS, so the peak is much higher...

I know US power is a lower voltage but higher current, right?

Re: UK Amps in Spain??

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2009 11:23 pm
by leftyguitarman
The US runs on 120v I think. I don't know about current.