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Old Feb 9, 2003, 9:58 AM   #1
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I have a Panasonic Lumix LC40 and I am going to Italy in a few days and I am worried about the voltage over there. My camera has a lithium battery that charges in the camera with an ac adapter so I suppose all I need is a voltage converter and an adapter for the plug, but I am always a little suspicious of the effectiveness of those converters.

I once had an electric razor that I plugged into a converter in England and it was running a lot faster and hotter than it should have. If I had a seperate charger, then all I would be worried about is frying the charger if the voltage was a bit off, but this is my camera we are talking about!!

Any suggestions?
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Old Feb 9, 2003, 11:24 AM   #2
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I'd check to see if my camera was auto voltage selecting or something
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Old Feb 9, 2003, 12:03 PM   #3
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I have not purchased the voltage adapter yet but I just checked the AC adapter that came with the camera and it says:

Input USA and Canada 120V-60Hz 0.3A
Foreign 110-240V-50/60Hz 0.3A

Does this mean that I do not need another adapter and that the AC adapter that came with the camera will convert the voltage and allow me to safely charge my camera in Europe?
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Old Feb 9, 2003, 12:13 PM   #4
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Sounds that way to me. I'd double check though before plugging in.
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Old Feb 9, 2003, 4:39 PM   #5
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Chargers or power units which use switchmode technology to deliver high current low voltage in a small package can usually accept a wide range range of input voltage, without selecting input voltage. Frequency is not important. Laptop power supplies are a good example.
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Old Feb 9, 2003, 11:36 PM   #6
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All you need are plug adapters which you can purchase at the airport when you arrive. It's a simple mechanical adapter which makes the U.S. plug compatible with European outlets.

You can also buy a whole set at Radio Shack to handle about any country or region in the world. Your camera is made to operate on the 50 cycle 240 v AC found throughout Europe and most of the rest of the world (we're the oddballs in the U.S.) as well as 120V 60 cycle (Hertz) we have here.

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