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Old Jan 10, 2005, 3:00 PM   #1
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Hi Guys. I need your advice... I recently ordered a Digital Camera and i'm waiting for it to come. I'm planning a trip to Europe and my camera will need a voltage converter, since it can not use regular AA batteries. So can you please tell me some reliable voltage converter - 220V to 110V. May be some particular mark or what I should be looking for? I know that sometimes a voltage converter can harm your camera or whatever, so i'm looking for a something reliable.
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Old Jan 16, 2005, 4:27 PM   #2
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Another option would be to recharge your battery with a recharger that plugs into a cigarette lighterof acar. Just charge up your batteries while your driving around in your rental car!


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Old Jan 16, 2005, 5:17 PM   #3
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What kind of camera is it? Many of the chargers are dual voltage (110/220).

With these, all you need is a plug adapter (versus a voltage converter).




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Old Jan 17, 2005, 1:37 PM   #4
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thanks for your replies. i received my camera - canon s410 and i saw that its charger can be used in this range - 110-240V, so in this case i will need only plug adapter. thanks again.
btw. this idea with car charger is very good...
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Old Jan 22, 2005, 1:46 PM   #5
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You can also use an 'auto transformer'. One of the newer devices are 'electronic converters', the power that you will be using for this is very, very small compared to that say of a small 15Watt lamp, meaning that you really don't want a large type that runs a TV etc.
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Old Oct 28, 2006, 11:30 AM   #6
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A good idea when travelling to Europe, is to take a 6 way power bar with you and one converter plug. This way you can use your laptop, charge up your phone and camera all at the same time. Just make sure the appliances are 100-240V first.
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If you take a power bar (strip) be sure that it is just a power bar, DON'T get one with surge protection. If you plug a 120vac surge protecter into 220vac you're likely to have really bad smelling smoke.
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