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    I bought my Lumix LX-3 from Singapore. The battery charger (Model: DE-A42B) states that the input voltage is 110v - 240v. However, the voltage in Japan in 100v.

    Does anyone knows if the charger will work in Japan? Thanks.
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    Default Re: Need Urgent Help!! Charging Lumix Batteries in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by shengliang1981 View Post
    I bought my Lumix LX-3 from Singapore. The battery charger (Model: DE-A42B) states that the input voltage is 110v - 240v. However, the voltage in Japan in 100v.

    Does anyone knows if the charger will work in Japan? Thanks.
    Rest assured... It would definably worked, I have used my Lumix's charger (110~240v) in numerous countries using the 100v (including Japan). All you may need a "JAPAN Plug" to converter the SG (three pin) plug to their local pin plug. Personally I use a universal converter , so never have to worry where I am going.

    On a separate note, You should waited and purchase your LX3 in Japan, aside the electrical plug issue you should be able to save quite a fair bit when you bought it there...

    Enjoy your LX in Japan...
    Last edited by Anson; 12th October 2008 at 03:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Rest assured... It would definably worked, I have used my Lumix's charger (110~240v) in numerous countries using the 100v (including Japan). All you may need a "JAPAN Plug" to converter the SG (three pin) plug to their local pin plug. Personally I use a universal converter , so never have to worry where I am going.

    On a separate note, You should waited and purchase your LX3 in Japan, aside the electrical plug issue you should be able to save quite a fair bit when you bought it there...

    Enjoy your LX in Japan...
    Anson, thank you so much for your help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shengliang1981 View Post
    Anson, thank you so much for your help.
    No problem... glad to be of service. Looking forward to your post of the beautiful scenery in Japan taken by your LX3..... enjoy.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    No problem... glad to be of service. Looking forward to your post of the beautiful scenery in Japan taken by your LX3..... enjoy.....
    Actually it's my wife going to Japan for business trip, not myself.
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    Default Re: Need Urgent Help!! Charging Lumix Batteries in Japan

    just borrow a 2 head flat pin adapter from the hotel will do.

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    Default Re: Need Urgent Help!! Charging Lumix Batteries in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Anson View Post
    Rest assured... It would definably worked, I have used my Lumix's charger (110~240v) in numerous countries using the 100v (including Japan). All you may need a "JAPAN Plug" to converter the SG (three pin) plug to their local pin plug. Personally I use a universal converter , so never have to worry where I am going.

    On a separate note, You should waited and purchase your LX3 in Japan, aside the electrical plug issue you should be able to save quite a fair bit when you bought it there...

    Enjoy your LX in Japan...
    Yes, the charger will work. However, most of the Panasonic chargers use a figure of 8 socket and so the cable can be swapped out for just about any suitable cable that fits. Most common would have to be the 2-pin flat or 2-pin round types. No adapter would be necessary then (for 2-pin flat).
    The cable can be had for less than $5 in Sim Lim Tower.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
    Yes, the charger will work. However, most of the Panasonic chargers use a figure of 8 socket and so the cable can be swapped out for just about any suitable cable that fits. Most common would have to be the 2-pin flat or 2-pin round types. No adapter would be necessary then (for 2-pin flat).
    The cable can be had for less than $5 in Sim Lim Tower.
    Personally I would still recommend to use the "universal converter", as it can be used for other electrical application. And mostly importantly, it can be used in other countries....

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    Quote Originally Posted by shengliang1981 View Post
    Actually it's my wife going to Japan for business trip, not myself.
    No wonder you are not bringing your E510....

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    Default Re: Need Urgent Help!! Charging Lumix Batteries in Japan

    Quote Originally Posted by Firefox View Post
    Yes, the charger will work. However, most of the Panasonic chargers use a figure of 8 socket and so the cable can be swapped out for just about any suitable cable that fits. Most common would have to be the 2-pin flat or 2-pin round types. No adapter would be necessary then (for 2-pin flat).
    The cable can be had for less than $5 in Sim Lim Tower.
    The cable is (almost) universal... just need to check power rating is correct, which shouldn't be a problem since it's only a battery charger and not some high load electrical appliance.

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    Default Re: Need Urgent Help!! Charging Lumix Batteries in Japan

    Thank you all for your feedback. My wife is in Japan now and she has confirmed that the LX-3 battery charger is working in Japan.

    Here are a few pictures she took in Fukuoka (no PP):

    #1: 1/1600s, F2.3, EFL 35mm, ISO 100


    #2: 3.4s, F2.4, EFL 37mm, ISO 80


    #3: 1.6s, F2.2, EFL 24mm, ISO 80


    #4: 1/13s, F2.2, EFL 24mm, ISO 100


    #5: 1/13s, F2.2, EFL 24mm, ISO 100
    Last edited by shengliang1981; 14th October 2008 at 07:40 PM. Reason: Added EXIF
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    Nice. Guess this camera really performs well in any condition. Yummy...

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    Default Re: Need Urgent Help!! Charging Lumix Batteries in Japan

    looks like your wife got decent skills.
    nice shots !
    posionous for LX3.

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