This document applies to all HP and Compaq desktop PCs.
Using a computer in a country/region other than where it was originally purchased may require changingthe input voltage selector switch. The voltage selector switch can be found on the back of the PCwhere the power cord connects to the PC.
Figure 1: Voltage selector switch example
Some PCs come with power supplies that switch automatically and do not have a voltageselector switch.
There are two switch positions on the input voltage selector - a lower range (typically 100V-127V~7A -115V) and an upper range (200V-240V~4A).To switch the selection, unplug the power cord and use a small screwdriver to slide the switch to theopposite position.The voltage level supplied by the power outlet needs to fall within the voltage range that is selected bythe input voltage selector.
Changing the input voltage selector switch to the incorrect setting can damagethe computer. Make sure that you know what voltage is being supplied by thepower outlet before setting the voltage selector switch and before connectingthe power cord.
For example, if a PC was purchased and used in the United States on 120 volt alternating current(VAC) and was then moved to another country that used 220 VAC, the voltage selector switch needs toto be switched from the lower range to the upper range (230V) before it can be powered on.In addition, different countries/regions use different power outlets and plug ends. You may have topurchase and use a new power cord to match the outlet type. Adapters may also be available that canallow you to use your original cord with different outlet types, but using a correct cable type should bepreferred over using an adapter.
The following list is provided as an example of the differences between coutries/regions.Some countries/regions may use more than one type of voltage in different areas. Do notuse the data in this list to determine the source voltage for your power outlet. If you are indoubt, refer to your electrical bill or support for your power services.
Argentina 220 VACAustralia 240 VACCanada 120 VACChina 220 VACCyprus 240 VACDenmark 220 VACEgypt 220 VACEurope, East and West 220 VACIndia 220 VACJapan 100 VACLibya 220 VACMexico 120 VAC
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