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I have a Pavilion Slimline desktop : Product # H5P63AAR#ABA, S/N [Personal Information Removed]. It was purchased in the US as a refurbished item about 10 years ago but was not used there. Having now returned to the UK I want to use it here. When I bought it I was told that the PSU (type FH-ZD221MGR) had a switch that I should operate for UK use but I can't see any switch on the PSU, even when I take the side off the case. The label on the PSU lists both US and UK mains voltages and frequencies so can I just plug it directly into the UK mains?

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I have just found a small red switch on the outside casing of the PSU but I needed a magnifying glass to read it. The switch was reading "110" (US mains) but it was easily moved with the tip of a screwdriver so it read "230" (UK mains). This answers my original question.

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@Slimliner -- The Quick Start Guide shows two possible power-connections:

 

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The image on the left shows the North American standard 3-prong connector, that is not used in the U.K.

The image on the right shows a "brick". Does the labeling on the brick indicate that the input voltage is "110-220" ? You'll need to get a different cable between that brick and the U.K.-style wall-outlet.

 

 

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The seller gave me a Quick Start Guide but did not provide me with a "brick". The output from the "brick" feeds a single pin connector of the type used by laptops, so I don't see why I would need one. I have a UK PC mains cable one end of which plugs directly into the UK mains using a British Standard 3 prong connector and the other end of which plugs into the back of the PSU.

My question is whether I can replace the North American standard power cable with my UK standard power cable without any other hardware being required.

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I have just found a small red switch on the outside casing of the PSU but I needed a magnifying glass to read it. The switch was reading "110" (US mains) but it was easily moved with the tip of a screwdriver so it read "230" (UK mains). This answers my original question.

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