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    Default UK Power Supply

    I know you can use US PSU's on a PAL Mega Drive/Master System

    The Transformer is just in the brick, No Stepdown Converter needed

    How about the Wii? Can you use a UK PSU on a US Wii without a Stepdown Converter?

    I know I would never travel out of Country, But I just want to know about it

    Being the UK is 220v 50hz

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    I just ask a simple question

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    Of course you can.
    You need a stepdown to match the voltage input of the transformer.
    But the output still the same.

    You can't use a UK psu in US without a step down converter.
    But you can power an UK Wii with an A transformer, if you are in US or any other 110V country.

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    I'm not sure I understand what's being asked.

    If you're asking if you can take a console from another country, dispose of the original power brick and just use your own country's power brick, then yes sometimes it works as long as it has a separate power brick and the power supply isn't inside the console.

    If you're asking if you can use the power brick itself in the wrong country, then no. I can't think of a console where that would ever work.

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    Systems that use an external AC adapter largely just need a proper local adapter. Systems that have an internal power board, like most modern systems, and most CD-based systems (Saturn, 3DO, PlayStation) will need either an external stepdown transformer, or just a different region's power board installed. I use a Sega MK1602 AC adapter with my Neo Geo AES, as the system asks for 10V DC, but the original adapter from Japan would spit out 12 V DC due to it being 10:1, rather than 12:1. I didn't want to over-volt the system and put excess wear on the regulators, so the Genesis AC adapter was the best option.
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