Voltage converter? I am so confused!

Aug 19th, 2007, 08:41 PM
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Voltage converter? I am so confused!

Hey… sorry to be such a spaz… but I am a little confused here.
I live in Dallas and will be traveling to Berlin this week via London.
I bought a converter so I can plug in while I am in Germany (and possibly LHR) but now I see that it says it is an adapter, NOT a transformer.
I went to 3 stores and did not see any transformers. I actually THOUGHT the one I bought was, but when I got home I discovered that it is not.
I am only taking my Blackberry 7290 (pretty old model) and my Toshiba Tecra M3 laptop.
Do I need a voltage transformer or is the adapter enough?
Thanks so much for any advice!
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Aug 19th, 2007, 08:48 PM
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Ok, nevermind... I found a post that seems to say that if my laptop and Blackberry cords say 120-240 then I can use the adapter.
They both say 120-240 so I think I am good to go.
Please let me know if this is incorrect.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 08:53 PM
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TxTravelPro, I would think that both the laptop and the Blackberry' battery charger are dual-voltage (commonly in the range 100-250 volts). If the laptop has a tranformer (in techspeak a flat black box thingey that sits between the computer and the wall outlet) the label should tell you, same with the battery charger. Failing that, have you still got the instruction manuals? They're what I read when all else fails.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 08:57 PM
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If you want to use them in the UK and Berlin, you'll need two adapters. The adapters for the UK are different from those for the continent.
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Aug 19th, 2007, 09:09 PM
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Did you buy a converter or plug adaptor? Two entirely different things. You should only need 2 plug adaptors since your electronics seem to be 120-240. Mouse over these pictures of plug adaptors and they will tell you which country they are for.
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