US iMac 2.8ghz 24" to be used in UK HELP

Discussion in 'iMac' started by yojay, Jul 15, 2008.

  1. yojay macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2008
    I bought a U.S 24" iMac 2.8ghz and want to use it in the UK.

    I would like to know if I need a step down converter from the uk 240v to the US 120v.

    Or can I use a any uk computer plug or even a simple us to uk adaptor. (auto volt switcher)

    I searched the forum and many answers were very vague many referring to the old model not having voltage auto switcher and can fry the iMac.

    The Apple iMac spec states

    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

    But this does not mention auto-switching, and may just indicate what power they carry.

    So please help me out.

  2. scuzy macrumors member

    Mar 20, 2006
    most of the power supplies are dual voltage works on 110and 240 you're good to go. If in doubt read your manual :)
  3. yojay thread starter macrumors newbie

    May 24, 2008
    ok, thanks very much.

    The manual had nothing useful in there.
  4. imacjuippi macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2008
    To me the specs on Apple page can not be any clearer than they are.

    100-240 V AC
    50 to 60 Hz

    Could they be also making a separate models for subzero temps and tropical ones? ;)

    Based on these specs I bought my US iMac to be taken to Europe later. But I would not use simple adapter unless it is grounded.

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