I'm going to the USA, and I am planning to buy an Apple TV there for use it in Europe.

Why I should do that?

Because the $99 Apple TV is sold in Europe for €120 ($170). Why pay almost the double for the same stuff?

OK, so the core question: is the internal Apple TV 2 PSU 110V/220V, or just 110V for units sold in the USA?

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    I'm almost sure it will be fine. You will need to find another power cord though, but it's a standard 8-shaped connector. However I can't speak from experience. – Gerry Nov 16 '11 at 10:19
  • I have tons of the us plug adapters :) On dealextreme are sold for just $0.8 + free shipping – Magnetic_dud Nov 16 '11 at 10:32
  • A plug would serve you well, but that type of cable is also very cheap and easy to get by, if you are interested in reducing the clutter to a minimum. – Gerry Nov 16 '11 at 12:09
  • Why travel to the US? Won't Amazon ship it to you? They just dropped the price: amazon.com/gp/product/… – jimtut Nov 17 '11 at 8:51
  • Amazon wont ship to my place. "Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S." Anyway, I am traveling to the US for another reason than buying an Apple TV ;-) – Magnetic_dud Nov 17 '11 at 8:53

This US Apple Store webpage says that the current Apple TV (2) has:

Power: Built-in 6-watt universal power supply

So yes, it looks like it will be fine in Europe.


Yes, according to Apple TV on Apple Online Store description page, the power is a Built-in 6-watt universal power supply.

But another important thing needs to check is to see if the power plug matches the socket in your country.

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    The Apple TV 2 comes with a C7 coupler. For example I bought my ATV in the US, but am using it in Germany, I just replaced the cable with a german C7 cable. – Arne Dec 6 '11 at 8:07

I bought it and I confirm that the US version works fine with european 220V/50hz (fine print on the box says also 110V/220V compatibility)

  • What part of box does it say that? I read th ewhole box in and out a several times, there is nothing says about 110v/220v.Thanx – user101286 Nov 18 '14 at 17:01
  • Maybe they changed the design from ATV2 to ATV3 – Magnetic_dud Nov 22 '14 at 21:42

Yes it works 100%. I used an old figure 8 cable, ran it straight from 220V 50Hz socket and the Apple TV worked great.

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