100V Step Transformer

MyBeefCakes
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September 1st, 2016, 10:10 am #1

Hello,

Looking to add a NTSC-J N64 Console to my (very limited) collection.

I know these operate on 100/110V (as do the US i believe) but here we use 240V, I need to know if anyone could recommend a Step Up Transformer that would work best and give the lowest risk in damaging the system due to incorrect voltage?

Thanks!
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bluedogrulez
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September 1st, 2016, 10:56 am #2

Look into this a bit more before spending the $$. I'm not sure it's necessary....

I'm in the US so I'm not up on this, but I do not recall any of our European members saying they needed such a converter with their US or J consoles
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MyBeefCakes
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September 1st, 2016, 11:13 am #3

It will run in our power sockets however our sockets pump out 240V, into a device design to take 110V, overvoltage won't damage the N64 straight off the bat but will significantly lower its life span over using the capactiors with 130V constantly.

Just looking to get a looong run out of one.

Not even sure what the overall shelf life of a unit is?
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