How can my wii work in Europe?
What converters would I need to get in order for our wii to work in Europe?
Is this a good question?
The big issue isn’t analog 50/60Hz incompatibilities - it’s what region the Wii you have is locked to more so then anything else. If you want to make it region free, a modchip that attaches to the optical drive (or a softmod) is required. I am not going to link to anything that can be used to do it here (unless it’s absolutely necessary) but it isn’t hard to find a 100% compatible modchip or a known good softmod. Check eBay for a physical modchip if you want to leave the software stock and not risk it there. My only recommendation is to find a GC compatible Wii if you’re going to go through the trouble of modifying it at the physical level and pick up some component cables.
I wish I could link some parts, but in the US modchips are legally grey at best - they aren’t 100% illegal per say BUT if you use it for piracy then you’re breaking the law.
Beyond that, you will just need to see. Since the region locking is more of a defeatable software design flaw, I’m not as concerned about that. What I AM concerned about is if the Wii is designed to handle 50/60Hz on a single board (with software based region locking) or if it’s like 90’s composite consoles where the PAL consoles need a 50->60Hz adapter. PAL regioned consoles are usually 50Hz and US/Cananda uses 60Hz as a general rule - beyond that, I don’t have a clear answer on what will need to be converted to (or from).
If your unit does not have a power setting from 120Volts to 240Volts then you will also need a stepdown transformer, anything close is fine, 220 to 110 is also good. As mentions for region items that you can purchase in the streets, be careful for PAL, SECAM, NTSC and any pirated software that you will run into while there, typically all sales are final. Don’t trust the salesperson, if its not on the package, don’t buy it.
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