Buying a foreign mac


macrumors regular
Original poster
Jul 10, 2005
I saw a good deal on a 2.7 ghz powermac and 20" apple acd display from an online auction site, one problem the guy is located in Germany which uses a 220 volt power supply. Will the powermac be a 220 volt mac? Do power macs have a switch for the 2 modes? Will I have to buy a converter to use this? Or are all macs just 110 volt and he is using a power converter? Or is this just not a good idea in general because it won't work? Also would the keyboard be any different? The os? Any advice would be appreacted.



macrumors regular
Jun 29, 2005
there is too much risk for this object to buy it. Use your common sense, and avoid this product.


macrumors Penryn
Dec 27, 2002
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I don't believe PowerMacs are dual voltage. All notebooks are, obviously. iMacs used to be dual voltage, but the new pizza-box iMacs aren't dual voltage. eMacs......not sure, but I don't believe they are. And PowerMacs were never dual voltage, or haven't been for a long time. And unlike a Powerbook, you can't just buy another AC Adapter as readily.

And I wouldn't rely on a voltage converter full-time.