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    Moving to the USA

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    Moving to the USA
    I have an iMac that works on 220volts.I have been asked to go and work in the US. Can i convert my Mac to 110volts with ease and how do i do it?

    Anybody know or anybody know who i can ask?

    Thanks

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    Moving to the USA

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    Well I'm no expert on the subject, but maybe you can get an adaptor that plugs between your imac's power cord and the US power point. A 220V to 110V adaptor. Most electronics stors should know what your talking about. But you'd have to get one that fits your imac cord on one end and the US powerplug on the other end.

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    Moving to the USA

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    I have no idea if I'm correct, but as far as I know you just gotta buy an American iMac cable and plug it in to your iMac and it works. I dunno, I'm basing this entirely on the fact that the iMac end of the plugs are the same shape.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smurfy View Post
    I have no idea if I'm correct, but as far as I know you just gotta buy an American iMac cable and plug it in to your iMac and it works. I dunno, I'm basing this entirely on the fact that the iMac end of the plugs are the same shape.
    You are correct

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=30705

    Line voltage: 100-240 volts alternating current (V AC) wide range
    ...just get the american power cord and that's it.

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    Moving to the USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by dekan View Post
    You are correct

    http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?artnum=30705



    ...just get the american power cord and that's it.
    woo! I'm Awesome!

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    yay!

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    Moving to the USA

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    First of all, welcome to my country. I hope you enjoy your stay.

    Second, here's a more detailed article. You should be just fine with just about any recent Mac.

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    Moving to the USA

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    Thank you all for the information.

    This really is an awesome forum.


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    Moving to the USA
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    Just be careful if it's an iMac G5 - some of those didn't have the switching power supplies!

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    Moving to the USA

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    2.4 ghz blackbook ,g4 cube, powerbook g4, 8gb iphone
    too bad the traveler adapter kit wont help you

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