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Old May 12, 2003, 7:24 AM   #1
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Default Battery charger compatibility in Europe

I know it has been discussed here before..but I,m wondering if I'll have any problems with using the Rayovac 1 Hr. charger and the charger that came with the Canon 10D..in Italy as long as I have a proper plug adaptor
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Old May 12, 2003, 12:32 PM   #2
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It's a voltage thing. As here (UK) Italy is 230V (roughly). So the charger has to be able to handle that voltage.
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Old May 12, 2003, 1:07 PM   #3
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I found an interesting link:

Electricity in Europe

European electricity is generally supplied at 220 volts and a frequency of 50 Hz. Some localities have 110 volts, but 50 cycles is the standard frequency regardless of the voltage throughout Europe.
A good thing to have is a traveler kit, including many plug adaptors and a 220/110/50/60HZ converter

Watch out about the voltages, plug adaptor, converter
I blew a charger when I went to Egypt , they have 220V 50Hz ; one time, I forgot to use the converter, plugged directly the charger in the wall outlet with the adaptor only, and Pouff :mrgreen:
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