Chargers (UK / US)

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  • mattlee 13 May 2011 14:51:29 35 posts
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    Hey folks.

    I'm over in the US just now and have picked up a 3DS. The charger is rated for 110v input and DC 4.6v out. So I will need a UK charger or step down converter. Can I just buy the UK DSi charger from here? The unit itslef is rated at DC 4.6v input.

    Thanks.

    mattlee
  • pinebear 13 May 2011 15:43:30 8,565 posts
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    I'm going to say "yes", but don't quote me on that.

  • allen 13 May 2011 15:55:23 657 posts
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    ps. fuck nintendo for region locking a portable. only reason i'm not getting one.
  • mal 13 May 2011 16:03:33 22,341 posts
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    The UK charger is only rated for 230V, so it seems they're not designed to be interchangeable.

    That said, I wouldn't be surprised if a UK adaptor would work if plugged into a US socket via a simple adaptor. DO NOT plug a US adaptor into a UK/EU socket though - you'll probably blow the cap with the overvoltage.

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  • MoGamer2006 13 May 2011 17:26:06 975 posts
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    How about a USB charger?
  • mattlee 13 May 2011 19:34:08 35 posts
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    Oooh, Mo, good call. I'll try and track one down.
  • BurnoutJunkie 13 May 2011 20:25:48 681 posts
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    Matlee - I have an American 3DS and use a UK DSi adaptor. Have not had any problems so far :)
  • mattlee 13 May 2011 20:43:28 35 posts
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    Nice, Burnout, even better.
  • seasidebaz 14 May 2011 13:10:48 6,126 posts
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    mal wrote:
    The UK charger is only rated for 230V, so it seems they're not designed to be interchangeable.

    That said, I wouldn't be surprised if a UK adaptor would work if plugged into a US socket via a simple adaptor. DO NOT plug a US adaptor into a UK/EU socket though - you'll probably blow the cap with the overvoltage.

    OUTPUT voltage. The UK one's got the same output voltage so should be fine. They never need an adapter.
  • mal 14 May 2011 13:25:19 22,341 posts
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    What are you talking about? I'm talking about the mains voltage - the input voltage.

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  • seasidebaz 15 May 2011 14:46:53 6,126 posts
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    I know but the question was whether a UK charger would work on US 3DS. And the answer is probably. :)
  • mal 15 May 2011 14:52:44 22,341 posts
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    Nice save :)

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