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Old Nov 22nd, 2009, 05:30 PM
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Recommended step-down converter for laptop/iPhone for UK...

Hello everyone,

I'm going to the UK next week and want to be able to charge up my wife's netbook and iPhone (I will be using the wi-fi only at a friend's house I'm staying at).

Can anyone recommend a good step/down converter from Magellan's that won't fry either one of these devices?

Thanks!
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Old Nov 22nd, 2009, 05:53 PM
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Most electronic devices don't require any step-down. Check the power supply brick on the computer, and the charger for the iPhone. If they say input 100-240V, or something in that range then all you need is a wall plug adapter, not a voltage converter.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2009, 05:57 PM
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You don't need a converter - just an adapter for the plug.
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Old Nov 22nd, 2009, 07:25 PM
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You only need one adaptor too - charge the phone via the laptop.
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Old Nov 23rd, 2009, 04:29 AM
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Hi BMF,

Where have you been for the last decade?

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Old Nov 23rd, 2009, 11:28 AM
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Ira,

I have been to the UK many times in the last decade but never traveled with a netbook or phone until last time. We had plenty of battery power, so I didn't worry about it.

I just had flashbacks to my first trip to the UK in 1994 when I plugged in my electric shaver into the adapter, which caused the shaver to fry and smoke to come out of it after a couple of minutes -- obviously, it wasn't 100-240V.

Thanks, everyone!
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