American iMac G5 in the UK - Power supply?

edesignuk

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Can I just plug a UK kettle (mains power) lead in to the iMac (G5 revC), do I need a transformer? The Intel iMacs say they can take 110-240v, anyone know if it was the same for the G5s?

Thanks!
 

Shadow

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I'd assume so. My PSP from America works fine here in good'ol UK. If there is a power brick (I'm not familiar with iMacs unfortunatley) check the side.
 

Applespider

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It wasn't for, at least, the first revision. I seem to recall a few people blowing up their iMacs... :(

Not sure if the changes to the rev C included the power supply but plugging it in is potentially a pricey way to find out. You can get step-down convertors relatively cheaply.
 

skunk

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Applespider said:
It wasn't for, at least, the first revision. I seem to recall a few people blowing up their iMacs... :(
I'll get my coat...:eek:

Shows how wrong you can be. I hope you didn't listen to a word I said, e.
 

Blue Velvet

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Applespider said:
Apple's knowledge base seems to reckon that you'll be fine and I guess you can trust them... since otherwise you can just take it back into Regent St and throw an appropriately iMac sized tantrum

Rev B and later were autoswitch

Except where it says:

iMac G5 - all models Auto-Switching EXCEPT models sold in the US, Canada, and Japan (these models support 100-127 V AC)

If it was my machine, I would err on the side of caution and run it through a step-down transformer.
 

Applespider

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Blue Velvet said:
Except where it says:

iMac G5 - all models Auto-Switching EXCEPT models sold in the US, Canada, and Japan (these models support 100-127 V AC)
yeah but looking at the page, it does separate out the iMac (iSight) model and digging a little further, the power specs for the original G5 say that it's either 110 or 110-240 depending on country of purchase.

If you dig down to the iSight version, that caveat has gone and it just says 110-240v