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Power Converstion?

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jkoXP

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#1
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?
 

Taurus

hardware monkey
#2
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. :)
 
J

jkoXP

Guest
#3
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.
 

Bleakboy

OSNN Junior Addict
#5
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,
 
J

jkoXP

Guest
#6
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
Originally posted by taurus
220 = 230 = 240... same thing. depends on who you ask.
No it's not! But normally the difference is small enough for the equipment to handle anyway. Most of the time.
 

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