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Pandora's Box
2007-07-14, 09:28
A small question from the Netherlands.....

I want to buy a Squeezebox (SB) from the USA but the powercord that comes with it is 100-120V. SB is probably also 110-120V. USA has a powersupply for 100-120V.

In Europe (The Netherlands) it is 230V. The SB that are shipt from the USA to europe do they have with it a 230 V cord? Or has this been done in europe??? Is it then a cord like you got with a laptop or printer (black small box in the cable)?

Does anybody know this. Is it difficult for me to get such a cord? Maybe you know where to find one.

kdf
2007-07-14, 09:42
On 14-Jul-07, at 9:28 AM, Pandora's Box wrote:
>
> In Europe (The Netherlands) it is 230V. The SB that are shipt from the
> USA to europe do they have with it a 230 V cord? Or has this been done
> in europe??? Is it then a cord like you got with a laptop or printer
> (black small box in the cable)?
>
The power supply is a single piece, a small wall wart with the regional
plug style and a cable with the DC end.
If you are purchasing directly from Slim Devices then you can specify
which plug you need.

You can also just get power supplies direct from the Slim Devices web
site:
https://secure.slimdevices.com/order/upgrades.cgi

-kdf

snarlydwarf
2007-07-14, 09:45
If you are in Europe and order from Slim directly, you get a Europe powercord.

Buried at the bottom of the buy_now page, you'll see: "Orders include the appropriate power adaptor for the destination country. If you'd like to substitute a different power supply, or have another message for our sales team, please make a note here."

You can put a note there just to be sure, but it should be automatic.

-Stef-
2007-07-14, 10:24
Just remember that you won't be buying a Pandora's box (anymore). :(

snarlydwarf
2007-07-14, 10:48
Just remember that you won't be buying a Pandora's box (anymore). :(

Maybe... perhaps the nasty new USA net-radio fees that are on hold for the moment will encourage Pandora and others to skip SoundExchange's licensing and negotiate deals directly with labels.

(Last.fm was forced to do this since the UK didn't have compulsory license fees, which has now turned out to be a good thing for them. Since Pandora is a "music recommendation service" as well, I would hope Sony and Warner and the indies that license music to Last.fm would be willing to provide a similar license to Pandora.)

Pandora's Box
2007-07-14, 11:05
thanks for replying you all.

I wanted to by from a US resellar (or reseller?).
But he is offering one for the US-market. I wanted to buy it some cheaper then in the netherlands. ;-))

I checked the site and it is just the powercord that has to be changed. Thanks!

msherman
2007-07-14, 11:38
Pandora's Box wrote:
> thanks for replying you all.
>
> I wanted to by from a US resellar (or reseller?).
> But he is offering one for the US-market. I wanted to buy it some
> cheaper then in the netherlands. ;-))

The only difference is the wall wart. You can easily find a compatible
wall wart anywhere; just match the pin size and polarity, the output
voltage, and the minimum amperage.

- Marc