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Old Nov 8, 2003, 7:42 PM   #1
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Default Olympus stylus 400 batt charger and travel

One more question before I go on my trip. I got an international converter with a switch for low wattage and high wattage settings. It says the low wattage is for like a shaver or curling iron and the high wattage is for like a hair dryer. Well, I bought the Olympus Stylus 400, which came with a battery charger and I want to make sure I don't fry it..... I assume that I should probably just charge it using the low wattage setting. Can someone possibly confirm this? :?:
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 12:12 AM   #2
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What You need is an AC 230v to 115v converter, your description is of a switching converter to be used with ac/dc appliances, it will fry your charger.
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 12:18 AM   #3
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Hapster Check your charger, the one I got with my Oly is a multivoltage unit goes from 100 to 240v 50-60hz so you might not need a converter.
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 9:43 AM   #4
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Hi, Jorge....

Yeah, the back of my Olympus charger says:

INPUT: 100-240V~
50/60Hz
13VA 0.09A
OUTPUT: 4.2V = 700mA

So what are you saying? Do I just need an adapter plug to plug my U.S. 110 plugs of the charger into an adapter that will fit in the wall and I don't need the International Converter? Sorry if I'm dense on this kinda stuff. I've never plugged anything into a foreign wall before.
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 9:54 AM   #5
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Hi, Jorge....

Yeah, the back of my Olympus charger says:

INPUT: 100-240V~
50/60Hz
13VA 0.09A
OUTPUT: 4.2V = 700mA

So what are you saying? Do I just need an adapter plug to plug my U.S. 110 plugs of the charger into an adapter that will fit in the wall and I don't need the International Converter? Sorry if I'm dense on this kinda stuff. I've never plugged anything into a foreign wall before.
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 10:30 AM   #6
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Yup...that type of power supply should be self sensing and adjust accordingly. Suggest you read the instructions first for it. For that all you should need is one of the little white adapters featured in this picture that changes the plug style:

http://www.73.com/a/mc580.gif
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Old Nov 9, 2003, 4:16 PM   #7
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Yes you only need the plug adapters.
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Old Dec 5, 2003, 12:33 AM   #8
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Ok all you Stylus 400 guys,
I am thinking of buying a small camera for travel.
I allready have the olympus 2100-uz and love it.
Would you buy the Stylus 400 again or would you look elsewhere for a high quality, high megapixil compact camera?
Thanks, JB
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