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Thread: Bringing Canadian ordered lemu4 to the United Kingdom

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    Bringing Canadian ordered lemu4 to the United Kingdom

    I'm planning on moving to the United Kingdom in a few years, and am wondering what I would need to do or get to use my Canadian ordered lemu4 there. I know that the power outlets are different, so I would need to get a different power plug cable segment, but is there anything else (e.g an adaptor, or different floor wart cable segment) that I would need? Also, would it be possible to order any of the required items from System76? Thank you.

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    Re: Bringing Canadian ordered lemu4 to the United Kingdom

    I took my US-bought Dell to the UK when I visited recently. Check the power adapter - mine works (automatically) from 110-240 volts and 50-60 Hz, so all I needed was a converter for the outlet.

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    Re: Bringing Canadian ordered lemu4 to the United Kingdom

    You'll just need a BS 1363 to IEC C5 power lead like this one.
    http://www.maplin.co.uk/cloverleaf-mains-lead-29240

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    Re: Bringing Canadian ordered lemu4 to the United Kingdom

    Thanks for the help. I checked my floor wart's sticker and it did indeed say that it was compatible with the lower voltage and frequency. All I need now is to get one of those power leads, which I can easily order for cheap it looks like.

    One other related question for someone from System76: why is the UK power lead not for sale as an accessory on the website? Considering that they have UK customers and ship there, I would assume they'd be keeping power leads for them in stock (and vice-versa, for people coming to North America).

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    Re: Bringing Canadian ordered lemu4 to the United Kingdom

    I'm not sure why we don't offer them as an accessory, but I'd bet it has to do with shipping charges.
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    Re: Bringing Canadian ordered lemu4 to the United Kingdom

    I'd guess it would cost more in shipping and customs than the cost of the part - you can pick them up for £2 or so
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