In which countries can I use my monitors, what are standard mains voltage?

Before May 2002

The following information is valid: GENELEC monitors were available in 4 different mains voltage configurations. These were factory set prior to shipping to the original destination country and so, normally, did not need to be changed.


  • If you move from a country listed in one group to a country in the same group (e.g. from the UK to the USA) then the voltage setting could be changed by switching the voltage selector and changing the fuse to the value indicated on the back plate. Note that there are no user changeable fuses on the discontinued 1029A, 2029A and 2029B. Late models of 1030A, 1031A and 1032A have internal mains fuses. The 7000 LSE™ Series subwoofers also have an internal fuse, which may need to be changed depending on the subwoofer model.
  • If you move from a country listed in Group A to a country listed in Group B (e.g. from the UK to Japan) then the monitor could be used without modifications. However, there will be small loss in maximum output power due to the drop in power supply voltage (-1 dB). The only cure for this is a new transformer with the correct turns ratio. In this case contact the distributor in the country to which you move to. Finally, be sure that the correct voltage setting is selected and the fuse is of the correct type and rating before using the monitor.
  • If you move from a country listed in Group B to a country listed in Group A (e.g. from Japan to the UK) then we recommend the use of an external 'step-down' transformer in order to supply the correct original voltage to the monitor. If such transformers are not used, incorrect mains supply voltage may damage the power amplifiers.

From May 2002 onwards

The European models of 1032A, 7050B, 7060B, 7070A, 7071A and 7073A are not available with switchable mains transformers, i.e. they can only operate on 220V - 240V mains electricity supplies (this is also valid for the discontinued models: 1029A, 1030A, 1031A).
Mains voltage can be identified on the product as follows:




Note: If you wish to use a monitor in a country for which it was not originally intended, we recommend the use of an external 'step-up' or 'step-down' transformer in order to supply the correct original voltage to the monitor.

 

8000 & 6000 Series Models

The 8000 & 6000 Series have fixed mains supply voltages. Switchable versions are not available. The appropriate voltage model (see backpanel identification: 100V, 120V, 220V or 230V) is sold in each country depending on the local mains supply voltage.

Note: If you wish to use a monitor in a country for which it was not originally intended, we recommend the use of an external 'step-up' or 'step-down' transformer in order to supply the correct original voltage to the monitor.