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    Default Electronics compatibility in France

    Wii will work in France but the French games will probably not work with the Us Wii and vice-versa since most DVD players are regionally locked. This issue is valid for anything that reads dvds or cd-roms (ZONE 1 (codés pour les USA) que les ZONE 2 (codés pour l'Europe)).

    "In Nintendo's eyes, there are 3 regions: NTSC-U, NTSC-J and PAL. A French Wii, and its games are in the PAL region, while the United States is the NTSC-U region."

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    http://techforums.nintendo.com/thread/2194
    Last edited by christophe; 04-24-2012 at 12:37 PM.

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    These days, from a power point of view, most electronics work in both countries. Just check that the power source says something like 100V-240V on it (typically the first number should be the US voltage between 100v and 120v and the second number the French voltage between 220v and 240v). If you power source says that, you will simply need a plug adapter for it to work in France.

    Here are 2 examples of the adapters you might need.
    USA to France Plug Adapter

    Grounded French Adapter - USA to France Heavy Duty Adaptor Plug

    Note: If you are using heavy duty equipment for long periods of time (like an AC unit) you might want to get an Amperage rated adapter or check regularly if the adapter is heating up too much.
    Last edited by christophe; 06-04-2012 at 10:37 AM.

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