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Old Aug 20, 2003, 2:47 PM   #1
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Default Overseas usage of Minolta battery

I'm thinking of buying a Minolta Xt to be used overseas (Philippines, 220V.) However, I found this from the official Minolta website Q&A:

Question: Can I use the battery charger BC-300 overseas?

Answer: No, you cannot. This is due, not only to the shape of the plug, but also to the fact that the AC cable for BC-300 does not comply with overseas regulations.
Though the label on BC-300 indicates the voltage rating (100-240V), the durability of the power cord for each type of BC-300 differs respectively.
Minolta has no responsibility for any damage or loss incurred by use of AC adapter or BC-300 not warranted in the region.

Is it a case of Minolta playing it too safe or is this a legit concern?
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Old Aug 23, 2003, 8:55 AM   #2
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Its a legit concern. Power outlets vairy is design and voltage all over the globe. Why should Minolta pay for someones hospital bill if they try to stick two bits of chicken wire into a powerpoint because the plug don't fit right.

You get the idea, there are people out there who are that silly.
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