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enjoylife99 Jun 23rd, 2003 12:41 PM

Converter/Adaptor Set-Samsonite brand
 
Hi:
I have a battery charger that I'm going to take to France and Spain. I saw at Target a Samsonite "Royal Traveller" Converter Adaptor set for $19.99; has anyone out there experienced using this kit to these places? any feedback?
this includes a 1600 watt converter and 4 plug adaptors.
I'm about to buy this. thank you.

janis Jun 23rd, 2003 01:18 PM

Tha vast amjority of battery chargers are dual voltage. If your is, you do not need a converter. You'd just need an adaptor plug which you can get in most luggage or travel shops for 3 or 4 dollars.

enjoylife99 Jun 24th, 2003 05:20 AM

Janis:
I examined closely when I received the battery charger which I ordered online. It does not indicate dual voltage at all.

Dick Jun 24th, 2003 05:31 AM

enjoy,

Check the adaptor. It will have info right on the adaptor itself. Look for "Input". If it says 110/220 then you only need the adaptor.

I have tw rechargers...one is dual voltage...the better one isn't.

InvisibleTraveler Jun 24th, 2003 01:35 PM

I bought that one at Target and the converter adaptor blew out first use. Read directions and never use this with a laptop, only small appliances.

Clea Jun 24th, 2003 03:17 PM

I have used the converter and it has worked fine for more than 5 years. Make sue you do not exceed the Watts limit on the converter. I mainly use it now to plug in my camera battery recharger, but I have also used it with small travel irons. I now try to buy dual votage items if possible.

Bootman4U Jun 25th, 2003 03:21 AM

Look carefully on the battery charger...if it says 110/220 you don't need a converter. I've never seen any laptop computer "charger" that wasn't made to accept both 110 up to 220...again all you need is the adaptor. Those converters usually aren't very reliable...we used on years ago in a hotel in Amsterdam and it blew out the circuit breakers for an entire floor of the hotel...talk about embarrassing (easily fixed with a flip of the switch by the manager but I got religion from that day on)..now I dispense with converters and use only dual-voltage equipment...much easier and safer. Those converters that samsonite sells I think are rather low quality.

enjoylife99 Jun 25th, 2003 06:33 AM

Thank you all for responding.
I would mainly use it on my battery charger for digital camera.
The charger reads 110/120v!


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