Re: Can I connect a European HP5990 to the US power...
design equipment with varying voltages in mind, and may list an ability
to handle input ranging from 110-240 volts, indicating that it will
work in Europe and the United States. In addition, the equipment is
usually rated at 50/60 hertz, and will function on either cycle.
However, some devices, especially hair dryers, are designed to function
at either 110/60 or 220/50. If this is the case, a voltage converter is necessary.
If this is the case, look at the wattage requirement of the device, which should also be listed. When buying a voltage
converter, be certain to get one with a wattage which has a higher
rating than the device you are plugging in, to prevent electrical
malfunction. Some electronics also require more energy at start up than
in a running or standby mode, and if this is the case the wattage
rating of the voltage converter should account for 120% or more of the listed wattage need of the device....Setanta
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Did you mean an 'adaptor' (as in two-pin to 3-pin) or a transformer ?
It is a DIFFERENT electrical system in Europe to the USA.
The USA is 110v and Europe is 240 or 220v. The machine is
probably burned out. You would need to take it to a dealer to be checked. You can ONLY use USA electrical equipment with a TRANSFORMER, so that it can function on the different European electrical system. Good luck !
You can get a power adapter for the 64 that will drop the voltage for you. You will also have to get an video converter box that will convert NTSC to PAL B/G. You should be able to get a traveler power kit that should have what you need. The adapter should convert the power down. Don't use just the adapter unless the 64 says it can handle a 240v power. the usa use a 110 to a 120 power grid and Spain use a 240v power grid. The retron 3 wont play nintendo 64 games. It olny will play nes snes and sega genesis games.
You haven't stated which exact maps you have installed nor which countries were missing.
However, European mapping does not cover the whole of Europe; for example if you have a version with UK and European maps it's normally Western Europe with just a few Eastern European countries but you can buy additional maps if required.
Please click here for the relevant Garmin page for current European maps specific to your model.
You live in the US, right? First check the voltage rating on your power supply / charger's primary voltage range. If it states around 110V only, then you need a transformer from 230V to 110V with an euopean plug. Make sure it's a real transformer (rather heavy, rated at ~100VA will be OK), and not a lightweight high-power adaptor, used for lamps, pressing irons, heaters and similar appliances. If on your charger it states something like "90-240V", then it will cope with the standard european voltage of 230V, and the only thing you need is a travel adapter that will have an european plug on one side and an american socket on the other.
Hey Erolon, Nintendo Wii's sold within the United States will primarily be NTSC-formatted devices. Unfortunately, because Europe utilizes the PAL format instead of NTSC, you would need to have an NTSC-compliant TV in order to use a Wii purchased within the U.S. Please also keep in mind that video games are often region-coded to work only with the consoles sold in the same area of the world. In other words...if you were to purchase a Wii within the U.S., you would only be able to play video games purchased within the U.S. as well. Additionally, remember that the United States and Europe use different electrical standards: 110V/60Hz for the U.S. and 220V/50Hz for Europe.In order for any electrical device purchased within the U.S. to function properly overseas, a voltage adaptor may be required. Hope this helps you out. Sincerely, Aaron Go Ahead. Use Us.
Wii consoles are region-specific and different regions also use different television standards.
You have potentially three problems:
Wii consoles are region-specific. Games for US/Canada won't work in a European Wii
European Wii consoles output PAL video signals. US/Canada/Japan TVs except NTSC video signals.
European Wii consoles likely require 220-volt power. US/Canada/Japan is 100-120-volt power.
So now your solutions for each:
You need to get games from France (or at least Europe) You can also look into a device called the Freeloader, but I'm not sure if it works with Wii games yet (the original allowed Gamecube consoles to play games from different regions)
You'll need a multi-standard TV, or a television standards converter. Tourist-y camera shops often sell converter boxes. You need to convert from a PAL video signal to an NTSC video signal in order to connect it to your TV.
Check the power adapter of the Wii. If it lists "110-240 volts" or "100-240 volts" (at least a voltage number in the 100-something range) on it, then the power supply will work and you just need an international plug adapter. You can get these from most travel stores and electronics stores. If the power adapter does not list a voltage in the 100-something range on it, then you will need a step-up transformer - that will convert power from 120-volt to 220-volt or 240-volt. The transformer may or may not have the right type of power receptacle, so you may also need a plug adapter. Check your local electronics store for this. Tell them you have a device from Europe and want to run it on your local electrical power. They should know what you need. If you have a choice, get one that is designed for computer or laptop use, as the cheaper ones provide "dirty" power which is fine for hair dryers and such, but bad for electronics.