Is there anyway to know if a Dell computer works with 120V – 240V?

by on August 7, 2009

Q: I was wondering if there is any way of knowing if Dell computers, in general, work with 120V – 240V, allowing them to be used in both Europe and North America. Is there certain models that do and some that don’t? Is there anywhere I can get a list of those that do and those that don’t?


One Response to “Is there anyway to know if a Dell computer works with 120V – 240V?”
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    Most currently built laptops and desktop PCs can support an input voltage somewhere between 100 – 240V. This information will be written on the Power Supply Unit (PSU) if it’s a desktop, or the AC Adapter if it’s a laptop. This part that converts the power from AC to DC is the only thing that cares about input voltage. Since the rest of the computer doesn’t care as long as the power is being converted correctly, the AC Adaptor/PSU can be swapped out to something more accommodating if needed.

    There is still the issue of making sure the plug will fit into the socket (might need to buy a plug adapter if you’re doing a lot of travel).

    The best way to be 100% sure is to have a quick chat with dell: http://www.dell.com/content/topics/segtopic.aspx/sales_chat_index?c=us&l=en&cs=19