Hakko also sells replacement transformers, buy the 110version, and swap it?
I also have the same problem here in Norway, this station extremely expensive, around $270, so I dropped it and bought an controller on ebay: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Soldering-Stati ... 0620434360
I use that with an old Dell laptop psu, and bought the hakko 907 pencin for $9 on also ebay.
Cheap, and it works.
But now I found an seller on ebay that sells the fx951, that cost me , with shipping, the same as the fx888 station.. I'm probably going to pay an hefty import tax on it (25% extra), but an 951 should last an lifetime for me.
Now my next problem is, where to buy tips, they of course starts from $30 here..