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Topic # 115496 27-Mar-2013 16:22
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Hi all,
Are there any routers available in NZ that can switch voltage so can be used in NZ/Australia as well as in North America? 

My router has become unreliable and I'm not happy about investing in another when plans are afoot to leave the country this year. 

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  Reply # 788083 27-Mar-2013 16:28
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The router itself will be source voltage 'agnostic' in a sense, as it will more than likely depend on a wall wart to convert to DC power.

So if you can find one with a wall wart that operates between 110 and 230V (it will be marked as such), you will be able to use it with a simple physical plug adapter.

Failing that you can more than likely just source an appropriate DC power pack to suit your router overseas, that will operate on the local AC voltage. They are reasonably inexpensive.

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  Reply # 788100 27-Mar-2013 16:57
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  Reply # 788101 27-Mar-2013 16:58
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The power supplies for most of these devices are designed to run from 110 to 240, all you will need is the adapter to plug it in to the local power socket. However this isn't the problem you will have if going to the US it will be the the capabilities of the router to support the NZ / US / AUS flavors of DSL , a router here may not work in the US , if its a Ethernet only router you will be fine but possibly not for DSL you would have to see if the actual hardware supports different variants and most likely would need different firmware for each country.




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  Reply # 788140 27-Mar-2013 17:49
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maverick: The power supplies for most of these devices are designed to run from 110 to 240, all you will need is the adapter to plug it in to the local power socket. However this isn't the problem you will have if going to the US it will be the the capabilities of the router to support the NZ / US / AUS flavors of DSL , a router here may not work in the US , if its a Ethernet only router you will be fine but possibly not for DSL you would have to see if the actual hardware supports different variants and most likely would need different firmware for each country.


Thanks. Off now to research which routers can work here AND be flashed to work in Canada. 

Thanks for the answers everyone. 

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