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February 14th, 2014, 11:40 AM
Hi all,

Can any of you guys who are familiar with the content of the Ti 99/4a power brick tell me if it is possible to modify a US unit to 240v for use in the UK, and if so what we would need to do please?

Thanks in advance!

February 14th, 2014, 11:54 AM
Can't you use a 240v - 120v transformer?

February 14th, 2014, 12:05 PM
The person on behalf of whom I am asking does have a transformer. I think he's just a bit frustrated that most of his Ti99/4a machines need the transformer, and every time he bids on UK spec transformers someone outbids him.

February 14th, 2014, 06:53 PM
The US spec brick won't work for what you want to do. That said, you do have several options in addition to using a UK spec power supply. You can check the eBay sites for Germany, Italy, France, and the Netherlands for a 220V power supply and just put a plug adapter (or change out the plug) to use it in the UK. Over 200,000 99/4As were sold in Germany, so you should be able to find one relatively quickly. I didn't see any up now without a console, but they show up there pretty regularly.