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#126837 - 06/03/18 04:48 PM Cleo Apilus bought in Spain and used in USA
teddybear Offline
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Hi everyone,

I have a issue: I bought a Flash Cleo Apilus in Spain that in Europe works with 220 v and 13.56 MHz . In USA we have 120 v and 60 Hz. I know I need a voltage transformer but what about the HZ cycle? Voltage transformers convert voltage but not Hz... Could this be an issue in my Cleo's working effectively? Anybody in the forum bought the Apilus in Europe and tried to work on it in the US?

Thank you.


Edited by teddybear (06/03/18 04:54 PM)

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#126838 - 06/03/18 05:24 PM Re: Cleo Apilus bought in Spain and used in USA [Re: teddybear]
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1. 13.56 MHz has nothing to do with the power supply voltage.
The machine will work at that frequency everywhere.
2. You do not need voltage transformer.You have to make rewiring of the machine transformer from 220V to 120V.I think the machine has that option.

Dimi

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#126839 - 06/03/18 05:26 PM Re: Cleo Apilus bought in Spain and used in USA [Re: teddybear]
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they replace the power supply portion generally. It's not done very often because its far more economical to sell it in th country of origin and buy a new one where it's going to, but there it is. .
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#126840 - 06/03/18 06:45 PM Re: Cleo Apilus bought in Spain and used in USA [Re: teddybear]
teddybear Offline
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Thank you for your responses. The machine is second hand. The previous owner bought it about 15 years ago... Hopefully I'm wrong but I doubt that the machine has the option of rewiring the voltage level...

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#126841 - 06/03/18 07:06 PM Re: Cleo Apilus bought in Spain and used in USA [Re: teddybear]
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I have SX-500 which is not new also.
I was planning to go to Europe so I asked the Dectro technician for that problem. He told me that I can rewire the existing power supply. Most manufacturers even put switch on the rear panel for 220/120V.I am not sure for Cleo but I suspect that this is possible.

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#126842 - 06/03/18 08:25 PM Re: Cleo Apilus bought in Spain and used in USA [Re: teddybear]
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Thank you dimi!! I bought the Cleo online and the person is sending it to me from Spain next week. I got a good deal ($720) :-) Hopefully it has that option!! I am watching videos on how to rewire power supply and it sounds very complicated to me. Do you think that by plugging the Apilus into a voltage transformer to switch from 120 v to 220 v could work as well?

Thank you much!


Edited by teddybear (06/03/18 08:26 PM)

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#126843 - 06/03/18 08:36 PM Re: Cleo Apilus bought in Spain and used in USA [Re: teddybear]
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My choice will be rewiring but if you want to use external transformer be sure that the power output of the transformer is higher than the maximum power consumption of the machine.The machine could not perform correctly if there is power fluctuation from the grid.

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#126844 - 06/03/18 08:52 PM Re: Cleo Apilus bought in Spain and used in USA [Re: teddybear]
teddybear Offline
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Thank you Dimi!! I saw this cheap voltage transformer online

https://www.110220volts.com/ac-200.html?...BCABEgKSH_D_BwE

It might work .... what do you think?

Thank you again!

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#126845 - 06/03/18 09:17 PM Re: Cleo Apilus bought in Spain and used in USA [Re: teddybear]
dimi Offline
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How many Watts is the power supply of the Cleo machine?

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#126863 - 06/06/18 11:56 AM Re: Cleo Apilus bought in Spain and used in USA [Re: teddybear]
Iluv2zap Offline
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200 Watt Capacity - Step Up/Down 110/117/120V to 220/230/240V or 220/230/240V to 110/117/120V

Not a snowballs chance in hell will that work for the apilus machine which likely hast a 400-800 watt power supply. Look at the machine itself to determine if there is a voltage switch on the power supply, or call dectro to determine the best course of action otherwise.
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