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JonShar

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I shipped my computer over from the states when I moved.

 

Will I need to change the power supply out for a UK one? Or will using a power adapter at the plug work?

 

If I need a new power supply, what kind do I need and where can I find them?

 

If a power adapter will work will I need a simple adapter or a transformer?

 

Thanks very much for any help!

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If you can get a replacement power adaptor for your model then id do it, but ive also used my laptop in the US using just a plug adaptor and it worked fine, also done the same in Australia with no problems.

 

It's a Dell Studio XPS 435. Pretty sure it's a 525W power supply.

 

Dell do sell replacement power adaptors id get one just to be on the safe side.

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It's a Dell Studio XPS 435. Pretty sure it's a 525W power supply.

 

Most desktops come with a dual voltage power supply and you should normally see a swicth on the back to change the voltage from 110v to 220v for the UK. If you can't see the switch then check the manual to see if the power supply is "self-switching". If not then change the power supply, preferably before turning it on!

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If you can get a replacement power adaptor for your model then id do it, but ive also used my laptop in the US using just a plug adaptor and it worked fine, also done the same in Australia with no problems.

 

 

 

Dell do sell replacement power adaptors id get one just to be on the safe side.

 

Most laptops are designed to switch automatically, as Bromage has said check the PS on the back of tower there should be a switch, if not you could buy a external power transformer

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