Charging a Cell Phone

Mar 30th, 2008, 07:36 AM
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Charging a Cell Phone

Yes, I am taking my own cell phone to Scotland. Will an adapter work okay with no damage to my phone, or will I need a converter?

I don't really understand when you need a converter instead of the prong adapter.

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Mar 30th, 2008, 07:47 AM
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Check the specs written on your charger. If they read 100-240V 50-60Hz, then you can use it with just an adapter plug. More importantly, your cellphone needs to have the 900/1800 GSM bands used in the UK.
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Mar 30th, 2008, 03:46 PM
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Mar 30th, 2008, 04:57 PM
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OK, I can't remember the exect details of why this is the case, but I have (in the past) blown out a couple of my phone batteries by using a prong converter. Now I use separate chargers, one for Europe and another one for home.
CHeck this with a cell phone store person to see what the reason may be.
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Mar 30th, 2008, 05:02 PM
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Posts: 5,271's very clear and very easy...almost all chargers in this day and age are dual voltage...

Look on the charger for where it says input...if it says input: 100-240 V, you're fine...all you need is a plug adapter...if it doesn't say that then you need a separate charger.
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Mar 30th, 2008, 11:34 PM
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Will you have a car? I usually just pack my car charger so I don't have to worry about the prong stuff.
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Mar 31st, 2008, 06:16 PM
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Also, some bathrooms have 120V shaver outlets where all you would need is a prong converter if you are worried about the 240V outlet.
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