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Hey guys!

I currently live in Canada but i'm moving to Switzerland in 2-3 months. I bought all my music equipment (120w amp and cab, various pedals w/ pedalboard, huge studio monitors, 26x26 firewire soundcard). I also bought a pretty powerful desktop pc, tv, console, sound system and lots of other electronics.

Now i know that over there, not only the plug is different but also the voltage (110 volts here and 220 there). I don't what would be the best thing to do; Sell everything and buy it there? Or buy a power transformer for every device? Or could I get away with buying just a few transformers and using power bars to plug more than one device?

If anybody ever went through a similar experience i'd really appreciate your feedback on it!
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#2
Computers used to have a switch on the power supply for switching between 110/220, I think that's built in these days. not sure about your other equipment but your PC should be fine.
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#4
You can buy a big transformer. The sort that comes in a yellow box and is used on building sites to power 110V drills etc. They have them here in UK for 230V:110V so the Swiss must have similar. Expect to pay about $100 US. Most of your 110V stuff should work fine off that. Note that it is 50Hz too so some of your kit may be affected by this - but I suspect not.
#5
When I moved to Italy from America I used a transformer for every couple of devices. Most of them have fuses so even if you overwork them your equipment shouldn't be damaged.
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#6
Obviously buy a transformer.
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You can buy a big transformer. The sort that comes in a yellow box and is used on building sites to power 110V drills etc. They have them here in UK for 230V:110V so the Swiss must have similar. Expect to pay about $100 US. Most of your 110V stuff should work fine off that. Note that it is 50Hz too so some of your kit may be affected by this - but I suspect not.



I'm not an expert, but I would think that your electronic equipment shouldn't have a problem working on the 50 Hz since transformers transform AC current to DC, so it shouldn't make a difference between 60 Hz and 50 Hz.
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