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European Plug To US plug Adapter

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Thebib62, Dec 19, 2007.

  1. Thebib62

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    I got this converter that will convert a HDMI signal to a DVI signal but the box requires a source of power and i think the plug that came with the converter is a European plug and i live in the United States. Is there any way i can use an American plug with the converter? OR if i do will that short circuit the converter and render it useless?

    The converter is called XCM-HDMI,DVI crossover selector here is a pic of the converter http://www.xcm.cc/HDMI-DVI-Select-2.jpg

    On the plug its self it says this;
    XCM AC Adapter
    5v
    Input: 100v ~ 240v 50/60HZ
    OUTPUT: 5v--1A

    -Thanks for any and all help
     
  2. sammorris

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    Looks like it's compatible with either power source (which is good). Unfortunately from that picture I can't tell what type of plug it uses for power. It's probably an IEC kettle lead or figure-8 lead, both of which you can easily get hold of in the US.
     
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    That's a UK plug, not a european one, hehe.
    Best I can suggest is get a multi-connector adapter that lets you select the voltage and connector type.
     
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    can you provide a link to where i can buy that item online?
     
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    Darn, its out of stock, if you dont mind could you find another link that sells that product or something Equivalent to that. Thanks alot!
     
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    Ok i bought that item. Thanks soo much for all your help man, cause im getting a ps3 this Christmas and i really wanted to play it on my LCD monitor, and now i can. Thank you.
     
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    Do your monitor and your adapter box support HDCP? You may have some problems if they don't, I forget whether the PS3 demands HDCP when you use HDMI or not.
     

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