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# 207895 18-Jan-2017 15:23
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This looks like a nice little unit but costs around NZ$500 here retail and USD$166 on Amazon.

 

Will it work here? Are US radio frequencies the same as used here?

 

 

 

 


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  # 1705280 18-Jan-2017 15:26
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Frequencies are the same but they use a different step between stations, it doesn't look like they do a US only version but YMMV


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  # 1705283 18-Jan-2017 15:32
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According to the manual (available at sangean.com) you can change the tuning step on the WR-22. 


 
 
 
 




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  # 1705293 18-Jan-2017 15:45
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It doesn't say anything about the power supply whether its 110V only or 110/240V.


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  # 1705301 18-Jan-2017 15:49
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Looks like the US version is 120V but you have the option of using a 12V PS.


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  # 1705303 18-Jan-2017 15:50
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AM is different spacing there, also FM has a different emphasis but on my reciever that can have it changed on it the only difference seems to be a slight change in treble level, doesn't effect the stereo at all.

 

 





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  # 1705440 18-Jan-2017 20:25
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The power supply should be universal-voltage, although you'd still need a North American to AU/NZ plug adapter.

Or you could get a suitable power supply from Jaycar for well under NZD 50.

The cost differential from the USA to NZ is puzzling. I've bought a different Sangean radio in NZ and the cost was not out of line with the cost of importing a unit from Amazon, especially with the added benefit of the Consumer Guatantees Act.



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  # 1705494 18-Jan-2017 21:21
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Yes it seems like a big price difference between US Amazon and everywhere else 

 

 

 

https://www.amazon.com/Sangean-WR-22WL-Bluetooth-Table-Top-Receiver/dp/B009OCBBJY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1484727559&sr=8-1&keywords=sangean+wr22




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  # 1705797 19-Jan-2017 14:28
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So is it possible to step up from 110V to 240Volts? I can see how you would get a "step down" transformer but I've never come across one that steps up to 240V.

 

With getting a 12V power supply, aren't there a myriad of plugs available for this? The last time I tried to find the correct 12V plug adaptor I found it was an odd size that no-one stocked anymore. I guess this is the risk of ordering such an item overseas.

 

 


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  # 1705831 19-Jan-2017 15:13
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bluedisk:

 

So is it possible to step up from 110V to 240Volts? I can see how you would get a "step down" transformer but I've never come across one that steps up to 240V.

 

Not really sure what you mean. Why would you want to step up to 240V?

 

 

 

With getting a 12V power supply, aren't there a myriad of plugs available for this? The last time I tried to find the correct 12V plug adaptor I found it was an odd size that no-one stocked anymore. I guess this is the risk of ordering such an item overseas.

 

 I have a Sangean RCR-9 that is DC powered, bought from Amazon. The plug is standard 2.1mm x 5.5mm. I understand from reading the questions on Amazon that the WR-22 is the same. As the radio is not actually shipped with a DC PS it is unlikely to be non-standard if you're expected to provide your own.

 


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  # 1706107 19-Jan-2017 21:21
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The radios require a low voltage DC power supply.

If you wanted to use the North American power supply that came with it - and if it were not a universal voltage (i.e. 100-250 V) supply - you'd have to step your household 230 V to 115 V. Then the radio's power supply would convert the 115 V AC to 6 or 9 V DC (or whatever the radio needs). That's only feasible if you've got a 230-115 V step down transformer lying idle. Most unlikely.

The Jaycar power supplies come with a variety of plugs to suit different appliances and radios, and I've had no trouble using them for my Sangean radios. This is not intended as a plug for Jaycar - you can find similar power supplies elsewhere. Just factor in $40 for a power supply in addition to the cost of the radio.



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  # 1706315 20-Jan-2017 10:44
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bluedisk:

 

So is it possible to step up from 110V to 240Volts? I can see how you would get a "step down" transformer but I've never come across one that steps up to 240V.

 

Not really sure what you mean. Why would you want to step up to 240V?

 

 

 

With getting a 12V power supply, aren't there a myriad of plugs available for this? The last time I tried to find the correct 12V plug adaptor I found it was an odd size that no-one stocked anymore. I guess this is the risk of ordering such an item overseas.

 

 I have a Sangean RCR-9 that is DC powered, bought from Amazon. The plug is standard 2.1mm x 5.5mm. I understand from reading the questions on Amazon that the WR-22 is the same. As the radio is not actually shipped with a DC PS it is unlikely to be non-standard if you're expected to provide your own.

 

 

 

Thanks for your answer, yes that all makes perfect sense to me now.




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  # 1706316 20-Jan-2017 10:45
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kiwigander: The radios require a low voltage DC power supply.

If you wanted to use the North American power supply that came with it - and if it were not a universal voltage (i.e. 100-250 V) supply - you'd have to step your household 230 V to 115 V. Then the radio's power supply would convert the 115 V AC to 6 or 9 V DC (or whatever the radio needs). That's only feasible if you've got a 230-115 V step down transformer lying idle. Most unlikely.

The Jaycar power supplies come with a variety of plugs to suit different appliances and radios, and I've had no trouble using them for my Sangean radios. This is not intended as a plug for Jaycar - you can find similar power supplies elsewhere. Just factor in $40 for a power supply in addition to the cost of the radio.

 

 

 

Thanks, thats really helpful.


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