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Power supply

I have an iMac G5 and shall be moving to the UK. I am worried about the power supply, I have had several conflicting suggestions (mainly from apple staff). Any ideas on how I can avoid blowing my computer up with 240v would be very welcome.

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Most switch mode power suppli

Most switch mode power supplies support 120 - 250V AC. What does it say on the back of your iMac?

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Check the label on the back o

Check the label on the back of your iMac near the power socket. Apple often makes their low end machines only support one voltage to save about 2 bucks on the power supply.

I remember clearly when that cutback was made. I roasted 2 eMacs by plugging them into 265V.

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On further investigation, I b

On further investigation, I believe that the American iMac G5's only support 120V, where as the european iMacs support 120 - 250V...

Could he use one of those 240V to 120V adapters? They provide an output of around 100W and cost about £20.

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You are going to need more th

You are going to need more than 100W, but they make those converters up to quite large. Probably cheaper to buy a new power supply.

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