220 volts power in Europe

Discussion in 'Mac Pro' started by Dwight, Mar 11, 2007.

  1. Dwight macrumors newbie

    Mar 11, 2007
    I've just moved to Austria from the US, & I have my PowerMac G5 with me. It's a vintage machine, I think the 1.6 GHz model (single processor, but I still love it! :)
    But since I've been here I haven't been able to run it because of the power difference.

    However I just looked at the Apple page on Tech Specs, and it should run on the European 220 volt standard as well.

    Does anyone know if that's true, and all I need is a plug adapter? or do I really need a voltage converter (220-110 volt).

    Also, how many watts does the old G5 tend to use?

    Thanks for your help!

  2. wrc fan macrumors 65816

    wrc fan

    Jan 19, 2003
    In a world where LPs are made like pancakes
    The G5 power supply is auto-switching, so all you need is a plug converter and everything should be fine.
  3. Skopelos-Slim macrumors newbie

    Oct 19, 2006
    Europe Power

    Dwight - I am running a MacBook in Greece and am having some small problems with the power. Make sure that your plug adapter (US to Contunental) is really snug. I have found that if the plug adapter (into the wall) is at all loose an inadvertent nudge can cause a spark. This happened to me and I suspect it was the cause of RAM failure and subsequent crashes.

    It might be worth your while to run your PowerBook through a UPS while at home to cover yourself with power abnormalties like we have in Greece. Austria power might be more stable though.

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