Uk Power Supply in France

  Dearersteak 19:58 26 Nov 03

Hay all. Easy one for you.

I'm building a machine for my granparents who live in france. I have an Old power supply that i'm going to use, but Frances mains power is only 230v, not 240v.

Will this be a problem? or will i need to get hold of a french power supply...
(thing is that almost all PSU i've seen do infact read 230v on the little red switch)

  A_World_Maker 20:17 26 Nov 03

230volts will not be a problem, all power supplies carry zeneer diodes, which smooth power and charge capacitors through the transformer, which release power at a stable DC output. To convert 240 volts to a 12 volt DC output is 5% ratio... so will not be effected by a 230 volt supply. Most power in the UK fluctuates between 200-270 volts, so dont worry :-)

  Djohn 20:18 26 Nov 03

The slight difference you mention will not have any affect. j.

  DieSse 20:23 26 Nov 03

However you will need to think about the modem connection, and how they are going to presumably set up with an ISP in France.

  Dearersteak 20:25 26 Nov 03

Ok... great! Just what i expected. As for the ISP, i'm going to look into that soon as well.

Thanks Everyone

I've got déja vous, Dearersteak!

  anchor 08:54 27 Nov 03

Have a read of this. It seems 230v is now an EU standard.

click here

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