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Voltage converter for trip to France?

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October 9, 2012 12:22:06 AM

Hello,
Do I need to bring a voltage converter with me on a trip to France? I am bringing an Acer 7741g-6426 laptop and also a battery charger for my little Panasonic point and shoot digital camera. Someone told me that the newer laptops have a built in converter, but I am not sure about that at all. I have a converter already, a leftover from my last trip 5-6 years ago but it is really heavy and so I don't want to bring it unnecessarily.
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a c 249 D Laptop
October 9, 2012 12:44:31 AM

Hi :) 

You have not said WHERE you are coming from....lol ?

French Voltage is 220 like the UK....

Read the black sticker on your charger to see what voltage it will supply...

All the best Brett :) 
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a c 249 D Laptop
October 9, 2012 12:47:09 AM

Hi :) 

Oops i forgot to say its 2 ROUND PINS in French mains plugs...

All the best Brett :) 
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October 9, 2012 12:58:33 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

You have not said WHERE you are coming from....lol ?

French Voltage is 220 like the UK....

Read the black sticker on your charger to see what voltage it will supply...

All the best Brett :) 

I am coming from the USA (110-120).
Battery charger says: Input 110-240, Output 4.2 v, guess it is OK for France then, but how about the laptop?
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October 9, 2012 1:03:54 AM

Bilou said:
I am coming from the USA (110-120).
Battery charger says: Input 110-240, Output 4.2 v, guess it is OK for France then, but how about the laptop?



Hi :) 

That sticker means the CHARGER and LAPTOP will run at ANY voltage BETWEEN 110 and 240.... SO YOU WILL BE FINE....

Just get a 2 round pin lead to plug into your charger when in France...

All the best Brett :) 
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October 9, 2012 2:43:00 AM

Brett928S2 said:
Hi :) 

That sticker means the CHARGER and LAPTOP will run at ANY voltage BETWEEN 110 and 240.... SO YOU WILL BE FINE....

Just get a 2 round pin lead to plug into your charger when in France...

All the best Brett :) 

Actually when I spoke of the charger I was talking about the charger for my digital camera as mentioned in the original post but I just checked the charger for the laptop and it too is listed Input 110 to 240 so I guess it's all good. Thanks for your reply that answers my question...one less thing to worry about. :wahoo: 
Thanks again,
Bill
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October 16, 2012 12:23:27 AM

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