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1030A 230V to 115V conversion

anders, modified 9 Years ago.

1030A 230V to 115V conversion

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 6/28/10 Recent Posts
Hi.

I have a friend who has a 6.1 system with 6x1030A and one 7060A sub and is now moving from Sweden to Canada. From the 1030 service manual it seemed that the speacers could easily be converted from 230V to 115V but as I later found out this is not possible on this revision as there is only one primary winding on the transformer. The 7060A sub however has two primary windings i series so reconnecting them to parallell should fix that.

I know that a step up transformer could be used but it doesn't give the same flexibility as to able to run them directly at 115V. The system will probably at first be used as one 2.1 system and two stereo systems and later on be set up as a 5.1 or 6.1 system again.

I guess this could be sorted out on location in Canada but I promised to help with this and would like to have a working solution here in Sweden so that they could directly be plugged in and used right away then arriving in Canada. Whom should I contact to get new transformers to the speakers?

If going for a step up transformer. Would a 900VA one be sufficent for the 6.1 system?

Anders
ilkka-rissanen, modified 9 Years ago.

Re: 1030A 230V to 115V conversion

Yoda Posts: 2564 Join Date: 3/23/09 Recent Posts
Hi Anders,

You should contact one of our service centres in Sweden: http://www.genelec.se/service-reservdelar/

Please let them know the serial numbers of the speaker units so that they know the exact transformer.

Each 1030A consumes 100 VA, and 7060A 150 VA at full output, which makes a total of 750 VA when assuming that one would play all channels at full output. I don't see that as a very realistic event. You might also want to consult the manufacturer/dealer of the specific transformer.
anders, modified 9 Years ago.

Re: 1030A 230V to 115V conversion

Youngling Posts: 2 Join Date: 6/28/10 Recent Posts
Thank you. I ended up contacting two of the cervice senters and both was most helpful. One was on his way to ProLight and Sound trade show but recommended the other and I must say the service was excellent. The only sad thing I found out was that there was at least two revisions that had a 115/230V voltage selector (including two of my five speakers) but sadly none of these 6+1.