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No, you can not plug a 240 volt amplifier into a 120 volt outlet. That said there are a number of step-up Transformers available that will convert 110V to 220V - that's the simplest way to do it. You should make sure the transformer is rated at many times the power of your amplifier, because of inefficiencies in the amplifier.

Look on your amplifier to see how many amps it uses at 220V. Double that number for going to 110 and add 20% more amps as a conversion margin. Take that number and multiply it by 110 to get the watts you need to supply. Size the transformer accordingly.

eg.

5 amps @ 220V

5 amps * 2 = 10 amps

10*20% = 2 amps

Total amps = 12 amps

12 amps*110 = 1320 watts

In this example a transformer rated at or above the calculated wattage is recommended.

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