Support Is the USB charger dual voltage?

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by kmdroidx, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. kmdroidx

    kmdroidx Member
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    Possibly a simple answer to this question -- can the USB charger that ships with the Droid X be used with 220 volts in addition to 110 volts? I am planning to take my Droid X to India and need to figure out if I should plug the charger into a 110/220V travel converter, or if the USB charger is already dual voltage and I'll only need a plug point adapter.

    The voltage specified on the charger has 240V as the upper range, which leads me to think it should work with 220V. Any ideas?
     

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  2. esn

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    It might be able to handle the higher voltage but no it is strictly 120 volt plug.
     
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  3. e5116

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    Right, he or she would need to get a plug adapter so that it fits properly, but I'd think a voltage converter to change the output to 120 volts is unnecessary since the device can handle up to 240 V. I mean, I'd go by what it says on the charger. If it says up to 240 V, then it should be able to handle it without harming anything.
     
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  4. kmdroidx

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    Thanks folks -- I think the adapter (not converter) is all I'll need to fit the USB charger plug into a 220v outlet. I pray that it won't fry the charger, or worse, my beloved X!!
     
  5. randallman

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    There are plenty of plugs that are 208/220/240V but are not a different form factor... Standard 2 prong + ground... Check your local datacenter. I plug AC->DC bricks into 208V frequently.

    --Randall
     

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