BOSE v20 Voltage help?

BOSE v20 Voltage help?

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Aussiegal

New Orleans, LA

#1 Nov 28, 2007
Hi can someone help me I am currently living in the USA and would like to purchase a BOSE V20 surround sound system and would like to know if this will work when I return to Australia?

I would think that Voltage would be the only problem I would have as USA is 110volts and Australia is 240volts.

Can some one who owns one let me know if it mentions on the unit or box if it supports 240volts?

Also if anyone can think of any other problems??
Aussieboy

Hoppers Crossing, Australia

#2 Jan 7, 2008
I can help with that. I purchased a USA model Bose V20 from ebay and it came with a transformer which converts 110v to 240v. You have to buy the transformer separately otherwise is all works fine. Cheers
Jeff

Naples, FL

#3 Jan 8, 2008
Agreed on the adapter/transformer. Be very careful when purchasing an adapter/transformer. Things to be aware of obviously voltage, check the current/amp output (too much or too little could damage electronics), and also cycles or Megahertz. I think the US uses 60-cycle and Europe uses 50 cycle. This may not be as important as the voltage and amperage. Hope this helps.

Jeff - http://www.hometheaterbids.com
Heinz schmitz

Vlissingen, Netherlands

#4 Nov 23, 2008
I want to buy a bose lifestyle 48 can anybody tell me how to change the regioncode from 2 (usa)
to 1 (europe)
David C

Baulkham Hills, Australia

#5 Jun 14, 2009
Hi There
How did you go with finding a 240 Volt transformer for your US purchased Bose Lifestyle system?
I am looking to purchase a US system myself and was interested to see how you went. I saw that there was a dual voltage power supply from Bose.
Did you buy a V20/V30 or a Lifestyle 25/35/38/48 system?
David
PS if you have any thoughts i would be interested in hearing about your experiences [email protected]
Aussiegal wrote:
Hi can someone help me I am currently living in the USA and would like to purchase a BOSE V20 surround sound system and would like to know if this will work when I return to Australia?
I would think that Voltage would be the only problem I would have as USA is 110volts and Australia is 240volts.
Can some one who owns one let me know if it mentions on the unit or box if it supports 240volts?
Also if anyone can think of any other problems??
Cherubim

Shanghai, China

#6 Oct 18, 2009
240-110 Volt transformer(500va)
ducatti

Pacoima, CA

#7 Nov 15, 2009
hi i wanna buy bose speakers the one with named compuetr musicmonitor.its nice.is it really good?
Weider

Norway

#8 Jul 29, 2010
Cherubim wrote:
240-110 Volt transformer(500va)
You meant a transformer 110 - 220volt and 500watt? Could you please help me since I have the doubt of using a transformer but up to 100watts. Which one is the ideal?
Weider

Norway

#9 Jul 29, 2010
The question came because I just purchased a Lifesyle V20 in USA and I'd like to use it in Europe, I already know that I just need to use a electricity converter 110Volt to 220volt but what I do not know is how many watts do I need for the console and the subwoofer, is that really important? I have one converter of 100watts but I don't want to plug it before being sure that this is really the correct one.

Waiting for good answers!
Paul

San Jose, CA

#10 Sep 21, 2010
Were you able to find an answer to it? The power supply says 30V DC, 1.1A Max current, this means 33W only, but it can't be.

I am looking to find out:
a. how much power is required so I can get an appropriate voltage/frequency converter, or
b. buy a 110V-240V power supply/transforner. I am unable to find any place selling on.
Weider wrote:
The question came because I just purchased a Lifesyle V20 in USA and I'd like to use it in Europe, I already know that I just need to use a electricity converter 110Volt to 220volt but what I do not know is how many watts do I need for the console and the subwoofer, is that really important? I have one converter of 100watts but I don't want to plug it before being sure that this is really the correct one.
Waiting for good answers!
Weider

Norway

#11 Sep 22, 2010
It went perfect just using a converter from 120 to 240 volts and 300watt for the console since the sobwoffer can be used both 110v/50hz and 220v/60hz you just need to have the plug connection and that's all. You can also replace the Bose power supply (DSC-101, 120V) for the DSC-104 dual for using the console, but I think it's even better and cheaper use the same that comes in the box and use the transformer/converter. The rest is!!!! Good music and good movies sound!!!
Weider

Norway

#12 Sep 22, 2010
You can also use a transformer of 100watt
Paul

San Jose, CA

#13 Sep 22, 2010
Thank you. Indeed a big help. I have a 100W converter at home, I will give it a try.

On the sub-woofer, it does list dual voltages. Is it automatic, or do I have to flip a switch to choose between 110V and 220V?
Weider wrote:
It went perfect just using a converter from 120 to 240 volts and 300watt for the console since the sobwoffer can be used both 110v/50hz and 220v/60hz you just need to have the plug connection and that's all. You can also replace the Bose power supply (DSC-101, 120V) for the DSC-104 dual for using the console, but I think it's even better and cheaper use the same that comes in the box and use the transformer/converter. The rest is!!!! Good music and good movies sound!!!
Weider

Norway

#14 Sep 22, 2010
It is automatic, just plug it. But anyway, in the back of the sub-woofer right above or below the cable input you should be able to see the specifications. Check it out and plug it with out any doubt!!!! As I told you, you just need a plug connection from American to Europe or viceversa! Depends where you are!
Thomas

Australia

#15 Dec 2, 2010
Recently I moved from USA to Australia and brought my Bose lifestyle V25 system with me.The bass module says 100 -120v/220-240v - AC 50/60 Hz. Is this means it is universal or should I purchase a Transformer??
Weider

Oslo, Norway

#16 Dec 3, 2010
It's universal, it can be used everywhere!
bongo

Sydney, Australia

#17 May 5, 2011
i need help i want to buy a bose system on line from america . did any one bought any and how about the voltage . v 20 or v30 please avise
bongo

Sydney, Australia

#18 May 5, 2011
want to buy a bose system on line from usa . v20 or v30 did any one buy on line and how about the voltage .
please advise the best web site for best deal on line .
Joan

Kingswood, Australia

#19 Oct 27, 2011
I have looked into buying a Bose from the US to use in Australia as they are so much cheaper.
The issues I have found so far are:
*Radio will not work due to differences in frequencies
*Most legitimate Bose dealers won't ship outside the US, which means I may end up with no warranty
*For adding on area's (Bose link) remotes bought in Australia won't work with the system.
The voltage issue doesn't seem to be a problem as the power cable has a transformer.
Just don't know if it is worth it or not?
audispex

Perth, Australia

#20 Nov 5, 2011
Joan wrote:
I have looked into buying a Bose from the US to use in Australia as they are so much cheaper.
The issues I have found so far are:
*Radio will not work due to differences in frequencies
*Most legitimate Bose dealers won't ship outside the US, which means I may end up with no warranty
*For adding on area's (Bose link) remotes bought in Australia won't work with the system.
The voltage issue doesn't seem to be a problem as the power cable has a transformer.
Just don't know if it is worth it or not?
Hi Joan,
Just wondering how you discovered the FM/AM tuner and a remote (bought in Australia) wont work with a Bose V25 purchased in the USA?
I'm considering buying a system from Amazon.com in the USA and am weghing up the pros/cons.

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