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Getting U.S. peripherals and server to work in Grenada (uses UK power standards apparently)

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We have to install a server and peripherals in Grenada, which uses UK power standards (220v/50 cycles) from what I understand.  

This is a one shot deal and I can't allow any snafu's in regards to the electrical compatibility take place.

I'd like help in determining the best direction to take with the following hardware:

1) A Dell SC440 server - I noticed the server does have a switch on the PSU to switch between 110 and 220.  Do I just need to flip the switch and find the right power cord?  Is there a specific name for the power cord I need?

2) An Uninterruptible power supply(UPS) - is there anything I can do with a U.S. one or MUST we get one rated for 220v.

3) Power Conditioners

4) External Modem

5) Network Switch

6) HP 1020 Laser Printer

I don't expect anyone to do all the research for me on the above, but I'm looking for feedback on those who have experience on getting the above equipment from the U.S. to work in a place with the 220v standard.  

Thanks
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Switch the server to 220
the UPS MUST be rated for 220/240V
Extenal modem will prob work off a transformer and that will almost certainly switch automatically between 110/220V (But you need to specify)
Phone sockets are US RJ-11
Power connections are mainly UK style 3-pin (Earthed) but there are some 3 pin round sockets in older installations) see here: http://www.interpower.com/ic/guide.htm

If you buy HP products for UK you will get the correct spec.

Same goes for powering the switch
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Awesome, thank you.
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That guide says Grenada (and the UK) are rated for 230, will that be a problem for the power supply since it'll be 220?
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I'm in the UK and all my IT gear is rated 220v (including the HP printers)
It'll be fine :)
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