Have a medion pc. Can't find the manual yet.

December 13, 2011 at 09:07:48
Specs: Windows XP
Need to change my .medion computer that I bought in Ireland to. I need to change it from to 220 to 110 for the US. How do I do it? Bought it around 2004 at Aldi. Can't find anything in the back.

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#1
December 13, 2011 at 09:31:18
If there's no 110/220V switch on the back of the power supply (PSU), open the case & get the make/model off the label on the side of the unit. Then google it to see if you can find the specs. Some PSUs automatically detect the input volatge & adjust accordingly. If your unit is stictly for 220V use, you'll have to replace the PSU.

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#2
December 13, 2011 at 10:28:27
It is almost certainly going to be self adjusting but check just incse.

Most power supplies are made in the Far East and as they are manufacturing for a world market it is unlikely that they would restrict themselves to the relatively small European market by making 220 v only PSUs.

The thing is that if it is 220 v only plugging it in to 110 volts wont do any harm, it just wont work. Unlike the other way round, plug a PSU into 220v when it is set for 110v will just let all the smoke escape.

Stuart


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#3
December 13, 2011 at 10:31:22
Hello Riider,

Thank you for your reply. I have the manual but it is still in storage. There is no110/220V switch on the back. I looked on the Power Supply and it has the following:

FSP400-60MDN
Input 230-240V 5a 50-60 Hz
Max Power Output 400W

Would that mean it would automatically detect the input volatge & adjust accordingly since it does go to 60Hz?


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#4
December 13, 2011 at 10:55:00
Thank you very much for all your help.

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#5
December 13, 2011 at 11:44:09
Looks like you are going to need to buy a new power supply. If it were capable of being used on 110V it would say 110v - 240v the 50-60Hz is of no importance. Some countries do have 240v @ 60Hz

Stuart


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