power supply issue when taking laptop from USA to Scotland

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Old 09-03-11, 04:09 PM
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power supply issue when taking laptop from USA to Scotland

I have an IBM thinkpad 15 and a compaq presario. I want to take one of them to school in scotland. Will I have a power issue with either of them or do I need to buy an adapter no matter which I take? thanks
 
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Old 09-03-11, 06:10 PM
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Can't say for proprietary desktop PSUs but most off the shelf desktop PSUs have a switch on back to chose between 115v and 230v. Look above where the power cord plugs in. You would then buy a computer power cord locally that has the standard computer female plug on one end and a local receptacle male plug on the other end. For a laptop just buy a power adapter/charger for the local mains.
 
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thanks for the info about a desktop but the two computers that I have are laptops. What about the power issue with them? and the voltage be changed on them like a desktop? thakns
 
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Old 09-03-11, 07:16 PM
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The laptop chargers should be rated 100-240V~ 50-60HZ X.XXA
 
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The adapter for my compaq does not. It is 110v 60Hz only. Do I have to buy a new adapter for my laptop or can is there an additional adapter that get to go with what I already have?
 
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Old 09-05-11, 06:27 AM
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You can use a step-down transformer, but then you'll still have 50HZ.
 
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