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Using US printers in Europe.

What do I need to do to make a printer I buy in the US work in Europe, in terms of making sure the increased voltage does not fry it?

(I am specifically thinking about the HP OfficeJet 5510 All-In-One Printer, Fax, Scanner, Copier, but I suppose this would apply to any printer.)

Thanks.
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ridCommented:
Either you make sure that its power specs include accepting the common European 230V 50Hz power, or you find a transformer to do a step-down of the voltage to what the unit can handle. If it doesn't say it can handle 50Hz, you're out of luck.
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484572Author Commented:
Where would these specs be listed?

Where can I find a transformer?
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ridCommented:
Usually, I'd expect the specs to be on the data sheet or on the machine itself. Ask the seller (if they can't answer, go somewhere else - they're incompetent).

A transformer may be "difficult" to find, meaning that it is a simple standard piece of equipment, but probably sold only in specialized shops (electronics shops and such).
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