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    Question visit usa - power voltage issue

    Hi ..

    As you know US electricity voltage is 110V and SG is 230V. Is there any converter required when we use our electrical device (eg, battery charger) in US? or can we plug directly?

    thanks...

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    Default Re: visit usa - power voltage issue

    Quote Originally Posted by centrino View Post
    Hi ..

    As you know US electricity voltage is 110V and SG is 230V. Is there any converter required when we use our electrical device (eg, battery charger) in US? or can we plug directly?

    thanks...
    Check the label on your battery charger. It should have all the information on permissible operating voltages. Note that Singapore power plugs won't mechanically fit into US outlets, so you'll need at least a mechanical adapter.

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    Default Re: visit usa - power voltage issue

    check your chargers

    my lappy stuff, batt chargers etc are rated 120-230v.. can be used anywhere
    chezburgr i can haz?

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    Default Re: visit usa - power voltage issue

    If you already have a power plug adapter for Japan, it will work in the U.S.A.

    As other people have said, many transformers are already compatible with a wide range of input voltages.

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    Default Re: visit usa - power voltage issue

    check out the product labels.....it is stated there clearly already.

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    If you're staying in a hotel, can try to ask for a transformer, and you can use your 240v electrical products.

    I did that in Japan.

    Hope it helps

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    Thanks all !
    Just checked my charger for my battery and portable hdd, both can take 100V-240V input

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    Default Re: visit usa - power voltage issue

    Quote Originally Posted by centrino View Post
    Thanks all !
    Just checked my charger for my battery and portable hdd, both can take 100V-240V input
    REMEMBER... get yourself a 3pin to 2pin converter... USA does not sell this type of thing. Not even the very big stores or electrical stores....

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