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#1 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 05:34 AM

Hi guys,

 

I've found a used Arri HMI from the States that I'd like to buy, it has a standard US power plug, but the ballast is universal, so should be fine for the 230v power down here in Australia.

 

I can't see any kind of switch on the ballast to select between 120v and 230v power, so I'm wondering whether simply changing out the US plug for a local one, or using a simple adapter will be all I need to do to use the ballast?

 

Does anyone know if there a particular process required to 'switch' the ballasts to use 230v power, or are they simply okay with being plugged into either voltage? 

 

Cheers,

 

Mark


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#2 Edward Lawrence Conley III

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Posted 30 January 2014 - 02:58 PM

The ballasts are Auto-Voltage sensing: just change the plug

 

The cores in the main cable are coloured in accordance with following code:

 

Earth: green/yellow 

Neutral: blue

Live (Phase) : brown 

 


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#3 Mark Kenfield

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Posted 31 January 2014 - 02:00 AM

Thanks Edward, much appreciated.
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