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Topic # 95275 29-Dec-2011 04:55 Send private message

Hi Guys,

I am looking to buy one the these:

http://www.amazon.com/Buffalo-Technology-AirStation-HighPower-WZR-HP-AG300H/dp/tech-data/B004UAL5AU/ref=de_a_smtd

The logistics are sorted, I can get it here.

But people are scaring me about using 220v step down converters, saying my router will still get very hot. Which in my layman mind doesn't sound very good for a always on device.

Will this work in NZ comfortably? And what is the best way to run this device?


BTW, this router is mind blowing. I'm geeking out over its specifications.
 

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  Reply # 562327 29-Dec-2011 06:11 Send private message

I have found this thing:

http://www.dicksmith.co.nz/product/M1163/transformer-240v-115v-150va-step-down

If I use the above router and and a step down transformer like this, am I going to have issues? Will it run as if it was plugged into Uncle Bobs wall socket in California?

 

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  Reply # 562329 29-Dec-2011 06:43 Send private message

Like 99% of routers out there these take a 12VDC input, and 99% of plugpacks sold these days are also multi voltage.

In a best case scenario you'll simply need to buy a US->AS/NZ adapter, in the worst case a new plugpack.

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  Reply # 562330 29-Dec-2011 06:47 Send private message

The buffalo website is the best place to look for info, it says the external plug packs are 100 - 240V input.




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  Reply # 562331 29-Dec-2011 06:52 Send private message

That sounds promising. My Google Fu is failing to see the specs on the plugpack for that particular router.

I might just have to risk it and purchase. Looks like I have until the New Year to decide.

 



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  Reply # 562332 29-Dec-2011 06:55 Send private message

sbiddle, cheers. I think you nailed it for me. I found that specs page now too.

 

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  Reply # 563293 31-Dec-2011 16:59 Send private message

You might want to check the plugpack is really going to deliver 230VAC to 12VDC before you buy it/use it. Otherwise get a 12VDC here, but might be worth getting a regulated one if u get your own.




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