Korg Polysix : American to European voltage

Discussions about anything analog, digital, MIDI, synth technology, techniques, theories and more.

Korg Polysix : American to European voltage

Postby Scories » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:16 pm

Hello,

I'm living in Canada and I'll be flying to France next week. There's someone in France who has shown interest in my Korg Polysix and I'd be interested to bring it in with me to Europe in order to sell him the synth.

Now I'm wondering if my Polysix will play fine in Europe with the voltage & frequency standards.
Is there a difference between synths used in America and synths used in Europe in terms of voltage?
My Polysix seems to be suited for 60Hz current.

Thank you.


Canadian standards : 120V/60Hz
French standards : 230V/50Hz
Scories
Active Member
Active Member
 
Posts: 623
Joined: Sun Sep 16, 2007 8:57 pm
Location: Québec - CANADA
Gear: Micromoog, JX-3P, Minikorg 700, Z1

Advertisement:

Re: Korg Polysix : American to European voltage

Postby Bitexion » Sun Jul 07, 2013 1:45 pm

Yeah, but there are readily available voltage converters in any store that sells electronics. Usually on airports aswell.
And they're cheap. Some synths have a powersupply that can switch between 120 and 230v with a little red switch on the back.

Also the plug is probably different, in Europe we mostly have two-pronged plugs (the earth is hidden inside), but on the other side of the pond you have 3-pronged plugs. This plug converter will be included in most voltage converters meant for people who travel often between continents, so again, the airport or a train station store.
User avatar
Bitexion
Synth Explorer
Synth Explorer
 
Posts: 3508
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:43 pm
Location: Drammen, Norway
Gear: Alesis Andromeda A6
Roland D-50
Yamaha Motif XF6
Roland Gaia
Alesis Ion
Analogue Systems modular
+various assorted bits&bobs

Re: Korg Polysix : American to European voltage

Postby fh991586 » Sun Jul 07, 2013 2:45 pm

Flying a 30yo 5 octaves kb is asking for trouble if you're not sure it's sold already. All that for a Polysix? Beware not to have to bring it back...
-Roland JX3P+PG200, D50+PG1000, Juno 6+106, MKS50/70, JP8080, U220, MVS1, MDC1, MSE1, RS09, TR-707
-Korg Poly61M, M1R, MicroKorg, Micro, Kaossilator/Pro, Monotron X3
-Yamaha DX7, TX816, TX81Z
-Crumar Performer, DSI Mopho, SCI Prophet 2002
User avatar
fh991586
Senior Member
Senior Member
 
Posts: 765
Joined: Sun Sep 26, 2010 10:20 pm
Location: Montréal, Qc
Real name: Francis
Gear: Too much to handle...

Re: Korg Polysix : American to European voltage

Postby Bitexion » Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:04 pm

Yeah, keep in mind that the box will have to go in the cargo space of the plane, and the loaders don't have time to be careful with packages, they just throw stuff in there and sort it by weight inside. Same thing on the receiving end, unloading can be harsh for heavy packages.

I'd rather try selling it in Canada.
User avatar
Bitexion
Synth Explorer
Synth Explorer
 
Posts: 3508
Joined: Fri Apr 15, 2005 7:43 pm
Location: Drammen, Norway
Gear: Alesis Andromeda A6
Roland D-50
Yamaha Motif XF6
Roland Gaia
Alesis Ion
Analogue Systems modular
+various assorted bits&bobs


Return to General Synthesizers

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Bing [Bot], cl516, Z and 9 guests