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Last time I was in europe, they were using AC current at 50 cycles.If you check the specs. on your genset I think you will find it is a 60 cycle AC generator. If I am correct,you can slow down the genset to get the 50 cycles needed but then you would need to adjust the field excitation to get the voltage back up. Then change the outlet to a european type that you should be able locate on line or through an electrical supply house.
If it has a voltage selector for 220v, once configured it will work just fine Being electronic instead of mechanical the power frequency won't affect it. If it doesn't have a voltage selctor, don't plug it into 220.
The power supply isn't a transformer, its a switching power supply. The power supply is different for different locations, but you should not plug a 110V only power supply into a 220v source or vice-versa. You should contact iRobot if you wish to obtain the correct power supply for another location or to determine if they have an autosensing model that can sense and adapt to either 110v or 220v. You can also use a step down transformer to convert from 220v to 110v. The charger should be using 20W or less, but it will be pulling the current in narrow surges from the peaks of the voltage wave (aka a high 3rd harmomic current) and you will need to use a 40W or larger transformer to avoid unexpectedly overheating the transformer core.
The surge most likely shorted the horizontal output transistor, and with that being shorted, it causes the power supply to "sing" from the increased load it is seeing. Unfortunately, it would probably cost near $100 to repair unless you were able to do it yourself.