Moving from Japan to China

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by bluetortilla, Nov 11, 2011.

  1. bluetortilla macrumors newbie

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    Japan is 110 V, China 220. I guess I'll need a transformer for my two external hd's (they only go to 120V). Would a transformer be cheaper or can I buy new power supplies.

    This is for a new Mac Mini that goes from 110-220 V. Sorry it's not strictly a 'mac' question.
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

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    You can buy new power supplies with the proper connector.
     
  3. waw74 macrumors 68030

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    look closely at the power supplies i'm guessing that somewhere on them they say "90-240 VAC 50/60 Hz" on them.
    That means they'll run on the power anywhere in the world, you just need to adapt the plug so it fits in the outlet.
    I haven't seen any power supplies recently that aren't like this.

    so something like this from amazon in the US, about $5 US or 385 yen will do the trick.
    just get a power strip that has matching plugs on it, and you'll be set to go.
     
  4. parasitius macrumors newbie

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    Jp is the only country retarded enough (AFAIK) to sell USB harddrives without a universal 110-220v adapter. Had the same trouble myself.

    In the future I recommend buying your USB hdd's abroad :)
     
  5. yongren macrumors regular

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    have you been to China? power strips with transformers built in are available in most supermarkets.
     

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