Hi all. Picked up two Apple IIe machines and a Mac LC that are European versions. The IIe machines are both PAL video with the Aux slot in line with slot#3 and have 230/240volt PSUs. I will post pictures when I am home this evening or tomorrow morning (sorry, looked at them before I left for work this morning and realized what I had but no time to photograph)
My first couple questions are:
1) Can I swap the PSUs for a 115 VAC supply?
2) If not, I assume I'd need a step up/down transformer to properly run them yes? Never dealt with any machines/electronics from Europe/places abroad.
They all have the correct cords (10Amp or higher 3 prong 240/250VAC)
3) I am also getting a PAL to NTSC converter (RCA) but what issues may I deal with as far as monitors? I believe (at least older) PAL standards were 50Hz and I know most monitors I've looked at were 60Hz.
Would a typical converter deal with those issues?
4) What other kinds of issues may I have to deal with? Any issues with peripheral cards, etc? The drives they came with (the IIes) work fine on a machine I already had hooked up so I know they...pardon the term.... go both ways, just curious what else to expect.
Thanks for any help, this is uncharted territory for me.
PS - What is the difference between an A2S2 - 064 P, or D or F? Again, I will post photos this evening but the label on the bottom gave all three choices. Mine are both "P" but was not sure what it stood for. A service sticker on the LC had an address of 'Adelaide SA' which if my searching was correct is Adelaide South Australia if that gives any clues to the machines' origins.
They also did not have a keyboard switch and had standard keys (with some minor differences like the caps lock and shift keys being arrows and not words printed on the key caps) so I assumed they were not from a non-English speaking country.