8 Replies Latest reply: Jun 27, 2012 9:17 PM by e.d.o
e.d.o Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Will my imac (110v) work in a country with 220v if I use a voltage transformer?

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (40,675 points)

    Apple Power Supplies: Changing voltage settings
    - http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1981

  • e.d.o Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!

    According to this information an imac would have to use more than just an adapter (ie voltage transformer) right?

  • rkaufmann87 Level 8 Level 8 (46,100 points)

    Please re-read what was provided to you. All that is necessary is a plug adapter.

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (40,675 points)

    The document says all Intel iMacs are auto switching, so all you need is an adapter plug to fit the socket in the country where you are using it.  Although it appears Apple sells these, you can get them in just about any place that sells travel accessories.

  • e.d.o Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks.

    I did read the information. 

    My imac has auto-switching, but when I check the link to the international power adapter kit there is a list of devices and imac is not on it.  That is why I assume it would need to have a transformer in order to work under 220v.  I assume that the devices without auto-switching would not be able to work even with a transformer...

  • noondaywitch Level 6 Level 6 (8,130 points)

    It does not need a transformer. The transformer is built in to the iMac. It accepts 100-240v AC, 50-60Hz input (which covers most of the world).

     

    All you need is an adapter to fit your US power lead's plug to whatever outlet socket type is used at your destination. That is just an inert, pass-through pin adapter. No transformer.

  • Limnos Level 8 Level 8 (40,675 points)

    All you need is a plug adapter. It will work on both 110V and 220V.

  • e.d.o Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you very much!