Apple RGB color Monitor for Apple IIgs modded from 110 to 220V

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Apple RGB color Monitor for Apple IIgs modded from 110 to 220V

Greetings. I want to get an Apple RGB color monitor for my IIgs. They are very hard to find in the EU area, with EU 220-240V specs. So I was wondering, is it possible to get one meant for USA market, 110-120V spec, and mod it to 220-240V? What would that entail? I know I can use a step-down transformet but I would like to do a permanent internal mod. Is it possible? Are there any guides etc around? Thanks for your answers.

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It might be easier to get a

It might be easier to get a IIGS to SCART adapter cable, or just build one yoursef.  Then you could use any monitor with a SCART connector, or a SCART to HDMI and use it with a flat panel.

 

 

 

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profdc9 wrote:It might be
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It might be easier to get a IIGS to SCART adapter cable, or just build one yoursef.  Then you could use any monitor with a SCART connector, or a SCART to HDMI and use it with a flat panel.

I already have such a cable and use my IIgs with a Commodore 1084 monitors etc, but I would prefer the Apple RGB color monitor, it fits with the design of the IIgs

 

 

 

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Based on this page from the IIGS monitor operating manual, the IIGS monitor will work at 108-132 VAC with 50 Hz as well as 60 Hz.  If you have a US version of the monitor that is designed for 120 VAC, you can probably use a 220 to 120 V transformer to power it as the 50 Hz frequency appears to be ok.  It uses 90 W peak and 65 W average according to the manual, so a 100 W converter should be more than enough.

 

I do not think you will find a simple tap on a transformer you can adjust.  Items like the flyback transformer are designed for the particular line voltage and I don't think are adjustable that way.

 

 

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