03-20-2017 06:23 AM
As the title says I just moved to South Korea. I am wondering where I can get a 220 v power supply for my device and if this is all I need to do.
03-20-2017 06:44 AM
According to the specs, the power supply range is 100-240V
There should be a little (normally red) switch on the power supply near where it plugs in, that you flip from 120V to 240V.
You may need a small screwdriver to flip the switch.
Then you would need to buy the applicable power cord that fits in a wall socket for Korea, that I assume you can purchase locally at a PC repair shop.
03-20-2017 06:48 AM
Thanks for the info. There is no visable switch on the back. It may be covered by a plate. I just don't know what to unscrew to open the back. If you know i would be super greatful thanks!
03-20-2017 06:53 AM
You're very welcome.
It may be possible that the switch is automatic.
On some power supplies there are no switches to flip.
I'm looking at some of my HP desktops I have, and lo and behold, none of them have the 110-220 flip switch either.
And they are also 100-220V.
So, I would have to say under those circumstances, all you would need is the right power cord.
You may want to call HP technical support and double check though.
03-20-2017 07:04 AM
Thank you for your help. I tried contacting support first, but the guy said take it to a local HP store, which is very difficult to do for me. I asked him if they had cords for purchase online and he said no. I think i do just need a cord because at the daughter end of my power cord it says 125V and 10A and 1250W. Do you know where I would be able to buy a cord? Do you think any PC shop would sell them. Again I really appreciate your help!
03-20-2017 07:43 AM
Yes, I think the power supply switch is automatic, because I have a spare, newer 100v-240v power supply, and checked it out from stem to stern, and there are no switches.
I have another older PC, and that power supply does have a 110v - 220v switch.
Power cord...yes, I am pretty sure you need a new one rated for 220V that has the correct prong configuration.
They are standard, so I would think you should have no problem getting one from a local PC shop or hardware store.
The end that plugs into the PC is the same on all of them.
Take your current cord with you when you go shopping.