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    Best step down transformer?

    OK, this is a question thats probably more suited to a console forum, but I thought I'd try here anyway...

    I'm looking for a step down transformer that outputs 100v 50/60Hz AC so I can use my import hardware. The hardware is Japanese so it has to be 100v and *NOT* 110v like all U.S. ones are. Also needs to be at least 50 W / VA capacity.

    Any links / recommendations?

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    You do realise that the Japanese products can probably handle 110V AC? - also bear in mind that's the average - it is the very nature of AC that the voltage is constantaly changing.

    Still, I've never tried it - so don't take my advice on its own.
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    Thanks for the info; I am aware that I can likely run them at 110v, however, I'd prefer to run them at something closer to their native voltage...

    I do have a 100v transformer already, but its only a measly 20w...
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    What is the device you are actually needing this transformer for?

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    2 Dreamcasts, a PS1, a Japanese VCR (Don't ask) and a shaver...

    Probably not all at the same time tho.
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    dont run anything like that on a stepdown transformer. bought a ps1 in america ages ago stick it on a stepdown transformer at 110v (tested it first to check it was 110v) and it blew straight away.

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    AFAIK, a SDT is one of the only ways I can do it; is there another way?

    The only suitable thing I've found so far is this:
    http://www.swallow.co.jp/info/new00e.htm
    And thats likely to be a bit pricey getting it exported from Japan, even though I have friends living there...
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