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Old Sep 5th, 2004, 12:44 PM
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Digital Camera rechargeable battery. Adapter? Converter? Help. :)

Hi - We just purchased an Cannon Elph S410 digital camera. We will be visiting England/Scotland/Ireland and Wales soon. We have the correct size "plug" to use from a former trip, but don't we need an adapter to change the current in order to charge the battery? What do we need? Thanks.
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Old Sep 5th, 2004, 12:58 PM
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Yes, you will need a converter. You can find them at any travel store, or probably somewhere on the internet. They ususally come in a kit with adaptors that enable you to use the converter for most of the globe- a worthwhile investment.
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You are correct and there is another recent thread that addresses this fullY:

You need either:

1) A dual voltage power supply battery charger with a plug adapter

or

2) A single voltage power supply battery charger AND a voltage converter AND a plug adapter.

You can pick these items up at a Radio Shack (if you are in a hurry, OR on-line) if you know what you are looking for. Don't assume that you have a dual voltage charger: IT must say 100V - 240V.

I bought recently purchased the MH-C204W from www.mahaenergy.com via amazon.com. I leave next week.
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Old Sep 5th, 2004, 01:54 PM
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Hi AC,

Look at the label on your charger. It should say "110-220V, 50-60Hz".

If it does, all you need is the plug adapter.
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CAUTION: DO NOT buy or use a converter until you closely inspect your battery charger..if it says 110-240 V input then you do NOT need a converter...all you will need is an adaptor for the plug.

The chargers for these cameras are made for use all over the world which is why most of them will accept 110-240 voltage ranges.
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So sorry to have misinformed...

My Canon battery charger says Input: 110V- 240V. Does this mean I needed only to use an adapter in the UK, not and adapter + converter? (I had assumed that because there was no switch for a change in voltage, that it was not a dual voltage device).

In my past two trips I have used both, apparently unnecessarily!

Well, you learn something new every day.
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Old Sep 5th, 2004, 02:38 PM
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I also meant to add...

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Old Sep 5th, 2004, 02:43 PM
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If the charger says 110-240, it IS dual voltage and no converter is necessary. Don't need a switch, it automatically handles both voltages.
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Old Sep 5th, 2004, 03:17 PM
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Thank you all. I really feel silly now. I checked the charger and it does indeed say 110 - 240, so, all we'll need is our "plug". Thank you all for being so quick and thoughtful.
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Canon?This brand of digital camera will appear such questions?
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I have a Canon Elph too, and all you need is an adapter.
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Why has this 6 yr old thread been resurrected?
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