First post, by darry
Reading Seeking advice on Sound Canvas VA versus hardware (8820/D70) , I finally bit the bullet and bought a Japanese market SC-D70 . I will receive it eventually .
I have seen contradictory info on its actual voltage input capacity :
- The label on Japanese units says 100V
- The English language manual ( http://cdn.roland.com/assets/media/pdf/SC-D70_OM.pdf) on Roland's web site does not make it explicitly clear if the 120V, 230V or 240V units share the same PSU or not . The 100v Japanese version is not mentioned .
- SC-D70s on sale from Japan and targeting to North American customers are sometimes bundled with 120V to 100V step down transformers.
- koitsu asked Roland USA about this and was basically told that it should work with US mains power .
- The SC-D70 that I ordered was actually tested by the seller on different voltages . I quote : "This item works with AC 100-240V (universal voltage).It comes with Roland CD-ROM. It works perfectly. It's in very good condition.Item was tested on AC100V, and AC240V with step up AC transformer (converter)" .
Just to be safe, I ordered a step down transformer, a Kashimura TI-101, but shortly after ordering I saw some less than reassuring reviews about overheating and circuit tripping .
My questions :
a) Once I receive the unit, is there any way I can safely confirm whether it will safely run on 120V ?
b) Anybody have any experience on the Kashimura TI-101 or other step down transformers ?