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Hi everyone,

I have a friend visiting from New Zealand. He wants to buy a notebook over here in the US and take it back with him. But New Zealand runs on 220V and we're on 110V

Is there a switch on notebooks power supplies like there is on desktops??
If there isn't a switch, would he just need to buy a different power cord for the outlet in NZ??
Would it work??

Any help on this would be a great help.
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Depends on the power supply, most laptops dont have built in power supplies they recieve the power via a seperate supply usually called the power block, if he sees a lapper he likes take him to a shop with one and ask to see the block most will have 110-220 input these days and a deteachable cable for the wall outlet, all you do if its that model is get a compatible plug for NZ and use the same power block.

If it is 110V only powerblock he will need to buy a new compatible one when he gets home.
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