#1
Hi guys
I am from india and the standard voltage here is 230v, but sometimes the voltage goes as low as 150-180 v. So is it safe to keep using my amp in these conditions?
#2
Generally yes, I can't think of a reason why low voltage would cause harm to a solid state amp. It may not work properly, but it shouldn't harm it.
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#3
Quote by Arby911
Generally yes, I can't think of a reason why low voltage would cause harm to a solid state amp. It may not work properly, but it shouldn't harm it.


In "iffy" voltage scenarios like this, where a low voltage run can be followed by a spike, I run an old, big, heavy UPS that was originally designed for a server farm. It has the equivalent of a lead-acid car battery powering things. Typical use for me would be one of those back-of-a-flatbed gigs where the power source for the whole band is a diesel generator. For those jobs, I haul along the UPS, plug that into the generator and plug the amp into the UPS. It *has* happened where the generator's tripped offline altogether, and I've ended up being the only one playing, and then when the generator's come back online, the spike has knocked out a couple of pieces of gear. This particular UPS supplies clean power via a converter while charging itself from whatever house voltage might offer.
#5
Yeah, it pretty much just says what we already said above.


Quote by dspellman
In "iffy" voltage scenarios like this, where a low voltage run can be followed by a spike, I run an old, big, heavy UPS that was originally designed for a server farm. It has the equivalent of a lead-acid car battery powering things. Typical use for me would be one of those back-of-a-flatbed gigs where the power source for the whole band is a diesel generator. For those jobs, I haul along the UPS, plug that into the generator and plug the amp into the UPS. It *has* happened where the generator's tripped offline altogether, and I've ended up being the only one playing, and then when the generator's come back online, the spike has knocked out a couple of pieces of gear. This particular UPS supplies clean power via a converter while charging itself from whatever house voltage might offer.


I agree, but he didn't ask about spikes. Still good information though.
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#7
i run battery backup/power conditioner/surge protector units on everything in my studio. i wouldn't do it any other way.
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