Crumar Bit One Power Concern

Hi, just bought a Crumar Bit One, I opened it up and cleaned it out and notice the power socket says 250 volts. I’m wondering if my Crumar requires 250 volts, I plugged it in to 110 and the lights were very dim, hardly any sounds and only after uploading the sounds via wav file into the tape in on the back of the synth did it produce some barely audible low low sounds (almost couldn’t hear). I’m wondering if I should buy a transformer to step up to 240V and see if that fixes the issue. The lights don’t stay on after I hit the tape button as if it’s drawn all the power it can and can’t power the lights. Basically can’t do anything with the synth in this condition.