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Help! What Voltage Converter Do I Need? US-EU...

Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:02 pm

Hi,

I would like some help:

I need to buy a voltage converter (from US/Canadian plug to European) that will power my:

HP Pavilion dv1000 laptop
Charger for my Nikon D50 battery
Nokia phone

How many watts does the laptop need?

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RE: Help! What Voltage Converter Do I Need? US-EU...

Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:33 pm

I know Charger and Phone would use small amount of watts but think laptop around 300Watts should do but without knowing all the specs for AC supply your using hard to say.
 
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RE: Help! What Voltage Converter Do I Need? US-EU...

Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:38 pm

I searched for my AC Adapter, which is this

HP DC359A

http://www.directdial.com/ca/buyhp/item/DC359A%23ABA.html

Product Description HP power adapter - 65 Watt
Device Type Power adapter
Weight 0.7 lbs
Power Provided 65 Watt
General
Device Type Power adapter
Weight 0.7 lbs
Power Device
Input Voltage Range AC 90 - 264 V
Power Provided 65 Watt
Miscellaneous
Cables Included Power cable

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Does this mean I can plug it directly into an European Plug (see Input Voltage above)... and use it? (as long as I have the required "socket adapter")?
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RE: Help! What Voltage Converter Do I Need? US-EU...

Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:40 pm

USA is 110v, but most electronics are capable of both 110-120 and 220-240. Look at your power supply and it will tell you if it will handle both. You will need a simple adaptor that has the proper prongs for the country you are going to. These either come as a a kit with many specific converters or as a single multi prong converter. Just check to make sure you bring the right one... but these do not convert the voltage.

Enjoy.

Edited for this:

this is what you are after:
Input Voltage Range AC 90 - 264 V

In this case it will work almost anyplace but you will need the prong adapter..

[Edited 2007-01-09 05:41:40]
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RE: Help! What Voltage Converter Do I Need? US-EU.

Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:40 pm

Quoting Vio (Thread starter):
HP Pavilion dv1000 laptop

I don't know about the other items, but I think most laptops are designed to run on 110 or 220 volts. I know when I took my laptop to the Netherlands (it's a Toshiba Satellite), I was just able to borrow an adapter from the hotel, and plug the laptop right in.

You can check the transformer on the power cord for the laptop - it should say what input voltages are acceptable. In fact, it may say the power limits too (how many Watts...).

~Vik

EDIT: Yes, if the input voltage range is 90-264 V, then you should be able to plug the AC adapter into the 220 volts from the wall.

EDIT#2: Goddamn, Rich, you beat me by 35 second on the post and 32 seconds on the edit!  Smile

[Edited 2007-01-09 05:42:12]

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RE: Help! What Voltage Converter Do I Need? US-EU...

Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:45 pm

Quoting Vikkyvik (Reply 4):
EDIT#2: Goddamn, Rich, you beat me by 35 second on the post and 32 seconds on the edit!

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RE: Help! What Voltage Converter Do I Need? US-EU...

Tue Jan 09, 2007 1:45 pm

Thanks everyone! You've been of great help. Now I can take my laptop with me and download the photos... for a good trip report Big grin...

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