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Topic: Import a european SNES system to Canada

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ParticleFairy

Hi everyone

I will move to Canada soon and was wondering if I can take my european SNES and/or my Wii with me.
Since they both run on PAL and [email protected] I am not sure how much effort it would take to get them to work or if it is possible at all.

Any tips or shared experiences are highly appreciated!

ParticleFairy

RadioShadow

The SNES requires 230V AC to power the device. Since Canada uses 110V, you would have to use a Step-Down converted (230V AC to 110V AC). As for the TV, depends if it can except a PAL 50Hz signal.

As for the Wii, that requires a 5V DC to power the device. Just buy a Canadian Wii Power Supply (one that excepts 110V AC) and it will power fine. If your using a component lead, that should accept the PAL signal from the Wii.

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ParticleFairy

Hi RadioShadow,

thanks a lot for your reply! Do you know if it is hard to find TVs that accept PAL and 50Hz in Canada? I tried to google it but couldn't really find a lot of information on this. Especially on the question if it will cause problems with the 50Hz.

ParticleFairy

KingMike

Not that common, I don't think.
I'm not sure if they make convertors for higher definition, but for low-def (composite), using a VCR (hopefully those can still be found cheap in Canadian thrift stores) as a passthrough device might work. (a wonder how those are still useful today outside of their intended purpose! )

KingMike

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