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I have a printer that can take a 110v fuser or a 220v fuser.

  • What is the difference?
  • Can using the wrong one cause issues?
  • What other things should I consider when choosing a certain voltage on a printer fuser?
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Some countries use 110V power. Some countries use 220V power. You should use whichever is correct for the power mains in the location where you are. I am surprised to hear that this isn't a unit that supports both specs, but I'm not super familiar with printers so maybe that would be difficult to do. Most computing equipment these days supports both standards with a manual toggle, though.

(These numbers are old specs and the actual power these days I believe is 120V/230V but essentially it comes down to this. More to the point, you can probably only easily find the correct one in your location.)

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EU is 230 V ± 6%. South Dakota (Paul's location) is 110 V. –  RedGrittyBrick Jan 9 '12 at 17:14
    
@RedGrittyBrick - Doh, didn't occur to me to check his user profile. :) Yeah, in the US you'll want the 110V unit. –  Shinrai Jan 9 '12 at 17:16

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