Question on changing STEPS voltage
Nov 9, 2008 at 5:59 PM Post #2 of 4

Pars

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Should stay the same if all you are doing is switching the primaries from parallel (110V) to series (220V). And of course plugging it into the appropriate voltage outlet!
 
Nov 9, 2008 at 6:03 PM Post #3 of 4

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Thanks Pars. I'm going to be sending my STEPS to England and just wanted
to be sure the new owner wouldn't encounter any problems. I didn't think it
would be a problem, but if anything weird is going to happen, it's going to
happen to me.
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Nov 10, 2008 at 1:22 AM Post #4 of 4

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I would actually expect a small shift, because English wall voltage isn't twice American wall voltage, and this change halves the wall voltage relative to the US configuration. 220 / 120 = 1.8

If your supply is configured to have just barely enough voltage so the regulator doesn't drop out, this will probably make it drop out. I'd re-run the numbers in the power supply parameter estimator to see what it tells you.
 

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