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August 6, 2007, 6:37 pm
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I purchased a Seagate Freeagent Desktop in Europe (Sweden), a 250 gb,
and I would
like to safely access the data already stored on the drive in North
Canada. The voltage in Europe was 220v, the voltage in Canada is
110v. I own a voltage
converter that's safe for up to 50 w, and I have an adapter plug to
use the European adapter
plug in a North American outlet. However, the bundled adapter from
Seagate bought in Europe
says it's rated for 110/220v.
How I safely access the data on the drive in North America? Does the
already have a converter/transformer built in? And all I need to do
is use the adapter plug ?
Or should I plug in the adapter from Seagate into the adapter plug and
then into the voltage
Anyone who has done this before and uses the drive from overseas
safely, is preferred.
I contacted Seagate (18007324283) and forget it. The India call
center doesn't know anything,
and I waited 1 hour. I went into a live chat session with Seagate
afterwards, and there was no
Re: European Seagate Freeagent - how to safely use in N. America?
If the adapter can handle 110 or 220v, then you just need the pins in the
right shape, so a travel adapter should sort it! The adapter is probably
smart enough to adjust to cope with a range of input voltages. My electric
razor can take anything from a few volts to 240v, so its not uncommon.
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