#1
hey guys im binning on this Fender hot rod deville 212 amp online, and on the back plate as pictured below it says 180w. Does that mean watts??? i know that these amps are 100% 60 watt tube amp power, but it says 180.... im confused.

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#3
That is how much power the amp needs to run.
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#4
so when someone says there amp is like 50 watts, that has nothing really to do with what that number says?
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so when someone says there amp is like 50 watts, that has nothing really to do with what that number says?

That would be the output power. This is the input power
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#7
yea, what the hell this is so complicated. ok so let me get this straight. this amp is 60 watts, but it needs 180 to run... right??
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#9
Watts = Volts * amperes

60 watts is how much power is outputted to the speakers. No amp is 100% efficient and in this case the amp requires 180w to run (in this case I think somewhere around 30% of the energy is wasted).
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yea, what the hell this is so complicated. ok so let me get this straight. this amp is 60 watts, but it needs 180 to run... right??

Yah. A lot of it just gets dissipated as heat I think.
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#11
phew alright, thanks i think i finally understand it. thanks alot guys.
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yea, what the hell this is so complicated. ok so let me get this straight. this amp is 60 watts, but it needs 180 to run... right??

True.

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phew alright, thanks i think i finally understand it. thanks alot guys.

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