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BlaineBlaine
Sep 13, 2011


Sad to see the old thread go, but I'll follow the new episodes wherever they are.

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BlaineBlaine
Sep 13, 2011


DoomSickleII posted:

hhhmmm it might be a china knockoff from the original japanese lamp? China might have different voltage as well. Not 100% definite though. I know for sure Hong Kong has a higher voltage.

As for the voltage thing, ordered a Japanese Wii and it worked fine when it got here in the US I also bought my laptop over to Japan and the plug works there, so not sure.

i've been using Japanese electronics for years with no problems. As far as the lamp is concerned, a lamp really is the most basic possible form of electronics. There's no real circuitry to fry. So long as the switch is rated for more than what you're putting through it you'll be fine.

The same switch could take 1 volt or 1000 volts so long as it's within its tolerances.

I'm not a light bulb expert, but light bulbs are easy going folks. Think about a dimmer switch. You're just cutting or increasing the voltage to the bulb and it gets darker or brighter.

I think most light bulbs will be happy up to 300 volts.

That's it. Switch and bulb.

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