Hey, has anyone converted the Chihuahua to 230V? I don't think it works with a step-down transformer according to the website.
If you hold your mouse over the "No Exports" it says:I'm sure it will work with a step down transformer. What did you read that says it won't?
I had looked at Fender Pro Jr., Laney Cub 10, Blackstar HT 5RH, Mesa Boogie TA-15, and so on. I read about the Chihuahua on TGP and took a chance on it. It is really exactly what I wanted in an amp. It is a portable tube amp which is light enough to carry on my bike, sounds good, and is loud enough to play at a small venue.Really happy to hear you are enjoying your Chihuahua.
Definitely one of the most recommended light weight, lower volume solutions.
Top quality, hand wired, built to last decades.
After asked a few time Mr. Allen was kind enough to make an EU version of the amp. I don't think I will tilt it back but if I do a fan is a good ideaCongrats on the Chihuahua, I faced a similar situation a few years ago due to the 240V/60Hz in Oz, but in my case I wanted to order the Head version in kit form as I enjoy building my amps. Unfortunately after an email exchange Dave couldn't help back then with the power transformer (only 50Hz) and was reluctant to supply the kit to me in case I needed support. I was pretty disappointed as I had my heart set on building the Chihuahua and had built several amp kits from Trinity Amps and The Tube Depot all of which came with Transformers that would support 50/60Hz and without requiring any support services for my builds. I hope this might be a sign that Dave might look at supplying to O/S customers, especially if it was agreed the kit builder would seek tech support locally if required.
Anyway, glad to hear your Chihuahua is a success, as far as the heat goes, I tilt my 5E3 back when playing and they typically get pretty warm, but I found that one of those small personal 4" desk fans behind the amp on low setting can direct a small amount of airflow into the rear of the cab and it actually makes a huge temperature difference, might be worth a try in your case as well.