Japanese 100V units on USA 110-120V

From: Ethan Dicks <erd_6502_at_yahoo.com>
Date: Mon May 12 13:55:01 2003

--- "Dwight K. Elvey" <dwightk.elvey_at_amd.com> wrote:
> Hi
> One should note that most switching supplies are happier
> with an additional 20% voltage. Linears get hotter with
> excess voltage.
> Dwight

As long as none of the components have been hand-picked for cheapness.

Seriously, though, 20% should be OK for stuff attached to mains. 100%
is right out! (i.e., plugging U.S. equipment into European power that
isn't marked as rated for it).

I have plugged my Sharp Japanese word processor into U.S. wall current
with no ill effects, but it _might_ be rated at 100-120V on the side.
It uses one of those standard consumer modular plugs that slightly
resemble a figure-8 - the kind you see on cassette tape recorders
and boom boxes.

Speaking of Japanese units, has anyone out there played with a Japanese
Sega Saturn? I have "Zork I" and "Return to Zork" that I'd like to
load up, but the emulators I've found all choke on them. I need a
real Saturn (either genuine for-the-Japanese-market, or a U.S. model
with the SMT jumpers moved).

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