Will my USA bought iMac work in London

goodwill

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Jan 8, 2004
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Hi I am planning a move to London in the next few months and was curious as to whether or not if the iMac G5 24inch will work/be compatible in London. I did a quick search on the forums and couldn't find an answer to this so I started this thread.

I have not found or received a clear/precise answer on whether or not my USA compliant iMac will be able to handle the power requirements in London or even be able to function/turn on etc. If anyone has any insight and advice on this I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!

goodwill
 

strider42

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Feb 1, 2002
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From Apple's website here:http://www.apple.com/imac/specs/

"Line voltage: 100-240V AC"

So all you will need is a new power cord so the plugs will fit.

This has actually been the case on iMacs for a very long time. back as far as the G3 iMacs.
 

ProwlingTiger

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Jan 15, 2008
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Hi I am planning a move to London in the next few months and was curious as to whether or not if the iMac G5 24inch will work/be compatible in London. I did a quick search on the forums and couldn't find an answer to this so I started this thread.

I have not found or received a clear/precise answer on whether or not my USA compliant iMac will be able to handle the power requirements in London or even be able to function/turn on etc. If anyone has any insight and advice on this I would really appreciate it.

Thanks!

goodwill
Don't worry, it will function and turn on, just have make sure and have the correct power adapter as strider said.
 

goodwill

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is this something i can just purchase off of apples website or should i wait until i am in london to get this?
 

Chundles

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Just get a plug adapter at the airport or somewhere - no need to get a whole new cable.
 

weckart

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A new cable at somewhere like Poundland will be cheaper than an adaptor at the airport, though.
 

Scepticalscribe

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Just get a plug adapter at the airport or somewhere - no need to get a whole new cable.
Agree, I have bought spares in airports (you will probably pay an extra price, yes, but at least, you will have them to hand the minute you land at your destination), or an Apple shop will have world wide adaptors; any decent electrical shop should stock them. Cheers.
 

g4cubed

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Jun 2, 2004
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I don't know why but that damn traveling gnome (from Travelocity) where he plugs something into the wall and gets shot across the room came to mind when I read this. :p