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I am planning on purchasing an LG OLED 65" (2017 model) in the US to take back to India. From what I understand, most LG TV's sold in the US support dual voltage (100 - 240 V, 50/60 Hz), except for the OLED TVs which are 120 Vac, 50-60Hz.

I was wondering if the internal power supply board inside the OLED TVs actually support dual voltage and that the sticker on the back of the panel does not represent the actual input voltage, which is the case with some Samsung TVs sold in the US. (cnet/forums/discussions/samsung-power-supply-are-dual-voltage-627995/)

I have visited Best Buy and they currently have an OLED65B7A -U Open Box model. I plan on asking their Geek Squad department if they would allow opening up the panel to check the internal power supply, but I'm not sure if they would cater to such a request.

Any recommendations would be helpful. Thanks!
 

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Short answer - no. 100-240v 50/60 hz is known as a universal power supply and lg oled tv's are 120v. which means to make it work in your country you would have to use a voltage converter. and you cannot use any voltage converter like a simple adapter, the voltage converter to convert from 120 to 220/230v would have to support the power consumption load of the oled tv, that is the converter would have to be rated to support wattage (power) that is equal to or more than the oled tv model consumes.
 

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other than using a converter, your other option is to buy in your country or if you must import, do it from uk or europe to avoid voltage issues. however i would not suggest importing an oled from anywhere simply because the oled panels are currently getting plagued with lots of issues and lg wont honor warranty for a unit purchased from another country (unless you have a provision you could send it back to the country you purchased it from for repair if the screen develops issues).
 

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I've searched for power supply boards on Ebay from US model LG OLED TV's and have found that they are indeed 100 - 240V, so I assume it should work with no issues.

ebay.com/itm/LG-OLED55C6P-U-Power-Supply-LGP55L-16OP-EAY64289202-/371906246077?hash=item569756f5bd:g:8P0AAOSwCU1Y3Ad1
 

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i'm in asia and my importer flatly said importing oled from the u.s. will not work without converter. i do not know what product you are looking on ebay from some seller and assuming that to be fact.
 

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Here is a link to a power supply board from an LG-OLED55B6P-U (US Model). The last image in the link clearly shows input voltage AC 100 - 240 V ~ 50-60 Hz, hence the assumption.

ebay.com/itm/LG-OLED55B6P-U-Power-Supply-LGP55B-16OP-EAY64389001-/371907969955?hash=item56977143a3:g:btUAAOSww3tY3qbk
 

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your links are not working but i certainly won't go by a power supply sold on ebay by a third party seller.
apart from the voltage issue, you dont seem to considering the oled panel issues either. if you've been paying attention, screen uniformity issues are a common occurence on current oleds, if the oled has banding or vignetting out of the box or develops these issues after some usage you would not have an easy way to get it serviced.
 

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I can 100% verify that all LG OLED models support dual voltage at 110-240v 50-60Hz. I have both the B7 and C7 models, and have been traveling through multiple countries in Europe. I never need a transformer, only an adapter in the wall that allows me to plug the US plug into the required plug. Hope this helps, as I have found no other confirmed sources of this information.
 

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I can 100% verify and test that LG OLED US models support dual voltage at 110-240v 50-60Hz. I have the LG TV 65C8PUA (C8 models) only an adapter in the wall that allows me to plug the US plug into the required plug.
 

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Can anyone tell me if the 2020 LG OLEDs support dual voltage aka 220v for use in Europe?
It would usually say so on the power brick or the back of the TV somewhere. I have done some googling and it seems as though previous year models did support 220v
 

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Can anyone tell me if the 2020 LG OLEDs support dual voltage aka 220v for use in Europe?
It would usually say so on the power brick or the back of the TV somewhere. I have done some googling and it seems as though previous year models did support 220v
Well the specs from LG on the C9P for example says AC 120V, 50/60Hz, but weather that means they expect you to run it at 120V but it supports a range or that it only supports 120V, no idea. Interesting that it lists both 50 and 60Hz though since only 60Hz would happen in north america of course.

This image however looks useful:

https://cdn.pocket-lint.com/r/s/1200x/assets/images/147951-tv-review-lg-oled-c9-tv-review-image7-ifkebv0fzk.jpg

Shows the back of a C9PLA claiming 100 - 240V 50/60Hz.

This other image:

https://cdn.thewirecutter.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/OLED-TV-2019-lowres-355-570x380.jpg

Shows the back of a C9PUA claiming just 120V 50/60Hz.

My understanding is C9PUA is north america and C9PLA is europe. So at least the C9 looks like the north american one was not multi voltage while the european model was. I can't find any pictures of the CX for the power but the specs says the same thing as the C9.
 

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So i am currently in europe and have plugged in my lg oled55cxpua without any problems!
With just a plug adapter or with a transformer? And does the label on the back say 120V 50/60Hz or does it say 100-240V?
 

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With just a plug adapter or with a transformer? And does the label on the back say 120V 50/60Hz or does it say 100-240V?
Just a plug adapter, transformer not needed. From what i was told LG doesnt want to include 100-240v for legal reasons but its the exact same model thats sold in Europe, just a different backplate... which is weird but it works fine for the past week!
 

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Just a plug adapter, transformer not needed. From what i was told LG doesnt want to include 100-240v for legal reasons but its the exact same model thats sold in Europe, just a different backplate... which is weird but it works fine for the past week!
I'm fairly confident that if it was 120V only, plugging it into 220 would result in in Irwin Allen production. (Semi-obscure 60s/70s reference.)

What inspired you to take the risk? Or did you somehow know that there was no risk?
 

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I'm fairly confident that if it was 120V only, plugging it into 220 would result in in Irwin Allen production. (Semi-obscure 60s/70s reference.)

What inspired you to take the risk? Or did you somehow know that there was no risk?
I was told what I wrote above and that there was no risk. and it worked fine.
 

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I was told what I wrote above and that there was no risk. and it worked fine.
Yes, but is a US set going to pull in a terrestrial (or even cable) signal over there? We are NTSC here and they are PAL, two different scanning systems....
 
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