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Re:120 v -220 v
« on: October 25, 2008, 06:36AM »
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Any transformer with 220 v input and  9v output should do it and will not damage your computer also be aware of the polarity + and -
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Re:120 v -220 v
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2008, 04:21AM »
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Quote from: TurboKing on October 23, 2008, 03:14AM   

so if I do it would it damage the computer or not ?

Short answer: no! 

Long answer: If it would damage your computer, this would mean, that the transformer is defective (or has been manipulated)

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Anyway if it's not safe I won't try it and I would use another transformer however I don't want the original adapter to be useless

I don't know for sure, but i would say, that it should be better to use an adaptor, that is made for the specific input voltage. Perhaps the use of a transformer means a waste of energy?

I am no electrician (just a little experienced from some years of collecting chess computers ), but maybe somebody else can give some hints?


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Robert
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Re:120 v -220 v
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2008, 03:14AM »
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Quote from: TurboKing on October 22, 2008, 05:12PM   

hello

I 've got an Excalibur computer with its 120 v adaptor but I have no 220 v one since it comes from the states
I would like to know if it's safe to use it with 220 v provided that I got a special adaptor to plug in it
would it damage the computer if I use it ?

You mean a voltage transformer? That's not neccessary.

You can use any adaptor, that supplies the correct output voltage, so a standard 220V adaptor with 9(?)V output should do it.

With my Excalibur GM i use the standard H&G 5001 adaptor.


best regards,
Robert


Hello Robert

yes I mean a voltage transformer
I'd like to use the original Excalibur adapter so it would be plugged in a voltage transformer in order to be plugged in 220 v
so if I do it would it damage the computer or not ?
Anyway if it's not safe I won't try it and I would use another transformer however I don't want the original adapter to be useless
thank you for your help
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Re:120 v -220 v
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2008, 12:26AM »
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Quote from: TurboKing on October 22, 2008, 05:12PM   

hello

I 've got an Excalibur computer with its 120 v adaptor but I have no 220 v one since it comes from the states
I would like to know if it's safe to use it with 220 v provided that I got a special adaptor to plug in it
would it damage the computer if I use it ?

You mean a voltage transformer? That's not neccessary.

You can use any adaptor, that supplies the correct output voltage, so a standard 220V adaptor with 9(?)V output should do it.

With my Excalibur GM i use the standard H&G 5001 adaptor.


best regards,
Robert
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120 v -220 v
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2008, 05:12PM »
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hello

I 've got an Excalibur computer with its 120 v adaptor but I have no 220 v one since it comes from the states
I would like to know if it's safe to use it with 220 v provided that I got a special adaptor to plug in it
would it damage the computer if I use it ?
Thanks for your help
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