Is the American iMac bi-volt?

Discussion in 'iMac' started by Polska, Aug 2, 2008.

  1. Polska macrumors member

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    Hello all,

    I have a friend who offered to bing the iMac from USA to Germany but since in Germany we have 220V, I'm worried that the American iMac will not work. I don't want to run a computer in a constant transformator so I was wondering if it is bivolt or not.

    Anyone can help me?
    Thanks!
    Erick Pessoa
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    All Macs are rated for both 120 and 240. All you need is the plug adapter for continental Europe.
     
  3. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    And now I'm questioning myself on that...

    I'll try another relevant example... Someone with knowledge of voltages, please:

    The power brick supplied with Apple notebooks says "120/240". Does this mean that only a plug adapter is required for the device to function, or does it mean that it still needs a voltage changer?
     
  4. telf22 macrumors regular

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    You'll be fine. I sent an Imac home to a friend in Australia (runs on 240volts in OZ) from New York and it works perfectly. You'll just need the adapter thing so it fits. You will also have to change the DVD region coding on the computer (if you want to play german dvd's).

    hope that helps.
     
  5. chrisprobert macrumors newbie

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    Every mac I have ever examined the power adapter for is bi-voltage. All you need is a plug adapter.

    One thing to be aware of when playing with different voltages is that most power strips have a surge protector built in - you will blow the fuse on a 120V power strip by plugging it into a 240V outlet via a plug converter. (sounds obvious, but a jet lagged brain is prone to making stupid technical decisions...)
     

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