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My husband is wanting to bring his computer with him from england when he immigrates to canada, they have 240 volt system and canada is 120 volt. his comp is acer aspire x3812, with my spare wiring system from old acer tower will his comp work here in canada?

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You will need to have a step - down transformer in the range of 240 volts to 120 volts with an estimated ampere of about 1 Amp.
If this can be bought or sourced you can very well use the PC in canada. Do not use any electronic type step down as they use in shavers or dryers as it can damage the power supply- SMPS unit.

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