Legal alien in Canada (UK MacPro in Canada Voltage?)

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  1. wancarlos macrumors newbie

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    I am a UK mac pro user who is emigrating to Canada. Will there be any issues with voltage?
     
  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn

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  3. scienide09 macrumors 65816

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    Yep. You'll just need a new adapter for the plug end of our power cord.

    And welcome to Canada! To what part of the country are you heading?
     
  4. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

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    Just to be sure, look closely at your machine near where the mains plug goes in. It has to say on it what the voltage range is -- it should say 100V - 240V 50-60 Hz.

    That is the final word on voltage compatibility.
     
  5. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Or just buy any IEC power cord in Canada. :)
    Has both ends, may be easier to find than a plug adapter, and quite possibly the cheapest hardware mod you may ever find for your 'baby'. ;) :p
     
  6. Infrared macrumors 68000

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    Do make sure the electrons are the correct color.
     
  7. wancarlos thread starter macrumors newbie

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  8. m1ss1ontomars macrumors 6502

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    What voltages/frequencies do Canada and the UK use? I am a curious American.
     
  9. wancarlos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Probably the best bet, those adapters become heavy because the weight of the plug is too far away from the wall - the thing starts to make its way out of the socket!
     
  10. wancarlos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    We (UK) are on 240v 50 cycle - I have had numerous 'cracks' off that voltage, you can't let go for love nor money. - A weird sensation that is not painful but uncomfortable!

    I think Canada are 120v or 110v 60 cycle!
     
  11. hms84 macrumors regular

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    Mine works on 240 ONLY!!!
    I'm in Saudi <==> European Standard
     
  12. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    AFAIK, Canada uses the same standard, and plug as the US. 120V @ 60Hz :)

    hms84:
    For the most part, every computer PSU I've come across is capable of US/Canada & European voltages. (One part, works every where). ;)

    Have you checked the back of the computer? I usually find a sticker with PSU specs, and/or a switch to toggle between the two standards (115/230). (Very important to set it correctly if it's there, or poof)! :eek:
     
  13. hms84 macrumors regular

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    I have the first gen Mac Pro...
    After I bought mine, I heard recently that NEW iMacs are 110/220

    But I don't know about new MacPros though...

    Ohh wait, I just checked apple/imac and apple/macpro

    For Mac PRo
    Electrical and environmental requirements


    ENERGY STAR configurations available6
    Line voltage: 100-120V AC or 200-240V AC (wide-range power supply input voltage)
    Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz single phase
    Current: Maximum of 12A (low-voltage range) or 6A (high-voltage range)
    Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    Storage temperature: -40° to 116° F (-40° to 47° C)
    Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet

    While in iMacs:
    Electrical and operating requirements
    Line voltage: 100-240V AC
    Frequency: 50Hz to 60Hz, single phase
    Maximum continuous power: 200W (20-inch models); 280W (24-inch model)
    Operating temperature: 50° to 95° F (10° to 35° C)
    Storage temperature: -40° to 185° F (-40° to 85° C)
    Relative humidity: 5% to 95% noncondensing
    Maximum altitude: 10,000 feet

    SO I think it's only the iMac!

    ciao
     
  14. nanofrog macrumors G4

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    Early 2008 Mac Pro (from User's Guide)

    Power Supply
    AC line input
    • Voltage ranges: 100–240 V alternating current (AC)
    • Frequency: 50–60 Hz

    Mac Pro User's Guide (Copyright 2007)
    Power Supply
    AC line input
    • Voltage ranges: 100–240 V alternating current (AC)
    • Frequency: 50–60 Hz

    I didn't see a User's Guide with a 2006 Copyright on Apple's website.
    But it does appear the Mac Pro does use a Universal Voltage PSU. :)
     

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