Power Converstion?

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by jkoXP, Apr 29, 2003.

  1. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    If someone bought a PC in the US, and wanted to bring it to New Zealand, what would they have to do to get it to work? NZ runs 240V/5A. I really don't know much about electrical things, what does the US use?
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    we use 120v. almost all power supplies have a small switch in back to select whether it will be using "115v" or "230v". just make sure the switch is set accordingly before firing it up or else you might have a problem.

    that's it. :)
     
  3. jkoXP

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    All you have to do is switch the that switch to 230? Even though NZ has 240? I know that you'd need a cord converter too.
     
  4. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    220 = 230 = 240... same thing. depends on who you ask.
     
  5. Bleakboy

    Bleakboy OSNN Junior Addict

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    Why don't you just buy a new power supply in NZ, is the option other wise most PSU have a switch on the back with 110v and 230v,
     
  6. jkoXP

    jkoXP Guest

    Ok thanks. This was for a friend I have in NZ. He wants to buy an AlienWare PC and use it in NZ. thanks for the help guys.
     
  7. Zedric

    Zedric NTFS Guru Folding Team

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    No it's not! But normally the difference is small enough for the equipment to handle anyway. Most of the time.