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Hi, I've posted this question on the digital PSU recommendations thread but I'm going to ask again here in case this gets better visibility ...

I've just relocated to the USA from the UK. Do I have to buy the C7033 PSUs for my SSD or can I get away with plugging my C7024s in to the wall with the cheap adaptors so that the pins fit?

I know nothing about electronics but from what I've read the difference is going to be the input voltage (120V in the USA as opposed to 230V in the UK). From what I could tell this might not matter too much but I would definitely appreciate someone who knows about this kind of thing confirming this or setting me straight!

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Mark
 

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I wouldn't waste money on power converters or Scaley power supplies. I'd just get a couple of those cheap toshiba laptop chargers. Same volts, amps, and plug as the scaley ones, for a fraction of the cost, and much less than you'd spend on converters.
 

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I already have 2 x C7024s and the adaptors I'm talking about are the $2.99 kind that will literally allow me to plug it in to the wall! I'm hoping this will be ok. My UK laptop works fine like this but I'd still rather be sure!
 

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Straight? No they wont work. There are two things you need it has to be 110V to 250V which many are, these are only 230-250V so wont work on 115V US supply. The other thing is frequency which is less of an issue for powersupplies but the C7024 is both 50Hz and US 60Hz compatible.

Sell them on ebay and buy Toshiba ones then treat yourself to a beer with the money you have gained
 

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Thanks! Not the answer I was hoping for but good to know.

Off to look up shipping costs to the UK. Anyone need a C7024 going cheap? ....
 

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Yep, but you could probably find it cheaper. Note that you don't need genuine Toshiba brand PSUs. There are tons of off brands that sell even cheaper, but it's the same guts, really.
 

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Thanks again. It's a huge help being able to quiz you guys on this kind of stuff, very much appreciated.

I ordered something similar to the link above but found something new for the same money. Just got to wait for my stuff to get shipped over now. I thought about selling my C7024s before we left but there was so much to do I never got around to it. Oh well.
 
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