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Nintendo Wii - U.S Version: How to use in Geneva?

I have brought a Nintendo Wii from the U.S. I believe that it requires a converter to use here in Geneva. The question is which type of converter? The power supply unit which came with the Wii says that it is 52W. According to the label of the standard converter I have, it can be used for equipment upto 50W. Other heavy duty converters I have say they run 50-1600W, however, these are to be used for short time periods and typically used for hair dryers, etc. So what is the solution? Is there a specific converter which I can buy in Geneva? If so, any idea as to where? Appreciate any help or solutions. Thanks.
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Old 22.07.2008, 01:23
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Re: Nintendo Wii - U.S Version: How to use in Geneva?

Hi Jaz!

I'm not sure, but this maybe the easiest way for you:

http://www.videogame.ch/product_info...19eae51c28077a

(Buying a swiss Wii power supply 38Fr. including shipping)

There may also be a problem that the US uses NTSC and Europe uses the PAL tv system, but maybe you can fix that by just plugging it into the component interface of your tv or computer screen. Do you have a flat screen tv? They usually have that sort of interface.

Hope that helps!
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Re: Nintendo Wii - U.S Version: How to use in Geneva?

If your converter is not within the limits of the power draw then don't use it, especially if you have one that is within limits. You don't want it overheating and failing when you're one set away from 'Pro' in Wii Tennis!

Or buy just the local 220V power 'brick' for your Wii?

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Re: Nintendo Wii - U.S Version: How to use in Geneva?

Thanks to all those that responded to the question. For clarification purposes and so that I don't fry the Wii console, can you tell me if I buy and use the 220V power adaptor, will I still need the converter? Will the actual Wii console (bought in the U.S.) be able to handle the 220-240V used in Geneva. By 'brick', do you mean the 220-240V power adaptor?

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Thanks to all those that responded to the question. For clarification purposes and so that I don't fry the Wii console, can you tell me if I buy and use the 220V power adaptor, will I still need the converter? Will the actual Wii console (bought in the U.S.) be able to handle the 220-240V used in Geneva. By 'brick', do you mean the 220-240V power adaptor?

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I think it's very likely that all the Wii's in the world have the same power requirements. That power supply or "brick" converts the local power standard to the Wii power requirement.
I think you just need that new Wii "brick" without any additional converter.

Hope that helps!
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Old 26.07.2008, 12:19
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Re: Nintendo Wii - U.S Version: How to use in Geneva?

Thanks to everbody for the answers, really appreciate the help.
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Old 01.12.2008, 20:49
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Re: Nintendo Wii - U.S Version: How to use in Geneva?

Has anyone successfully use the WII bought in the US in Swiss? What stuff I should buy locally to make it work? I would be very appreciate your advice!

Thank you in advance!!
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Re: Nintendo Wii - U.S Version: How to use in Geneva?

I would like to know this.....I brought my US wii to germany and tried to plug it up with the european adapter. My ac adapter blew up. What adapter do i have to get to use the us wii in germany.. Please help because i will be here for 7 weeks and I need my wii
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Re: Nintendo Wii - U.S Version: How to use in Geneva?

Hallo,
I have got a new Nintendo DS Lite from US. Do i need to get some extra stuff for charging or can i try with the adaptor which is available with the pack. Swiss uses 230-250V i guess and US uses 110-120 Volts.

Appreciate your reply.

Thanks.

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Re: Nintendo Wii - U.S Version: How to use in Geneva?

For a DS you just need a converter, that converts US version to Swiss version, it can be bought at interdiscount in Geneva or much cheaper in the US if you are travelling to the US. For a WII game bought in U. S , one needs to buy a special converter, that can be bought at the online store videogame.ch, it cost around 40SF, it works perfect, and my children have been using the WII since last one year, and one can play the WII for hours, with no problem.
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Re: Nintendo Wii - U.S Version: How to use in Geneva?

Hi, new here; but can't you just use a step-down transformer...One of those big boxes with the Wii to make it work here?
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