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05-27-2013, 11:12 AM   #1
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Using D-BC90 charger abroad

I have a quick question: I'm going to Israel for two weeks, and I was hoping that someone can confirm that I can use the standard D-BC90 charger
without a 220-110 voltage transformer (I know that I will need a plug adaptor).

Thanks!

05-27-2013, 11:39 AM   #2
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My K-5 (bought online via B&H in NY) charger works fine here in South Africa on 220v 50Hz. I don't foresee any issues. Almost all new power supply devices are fully compatible with 110v 60Hz and 220v 50 Hz
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Just like legal and medical advice, don't take random advice on electrical safety from the Internet....

Take your D-BC90, flip it over.

Then, try to remember where you put your reading glasses. Got them? No, that's your sunglasses, the other pair...maybe in your car...or coat...or the gerontologists office...

Ah, you found them. Now, put on reading glasses - they go on the nose...

Realize that your reading-glasses aren't enough, go hunt for a really strong loupe.

Then, turn on some really bright reading-light.

Realize that you still can't read what's written on the darn D-BC90, and call for the neighbors 20-something punk-kid, who's home to get his laundry done.

Have the punk-kid neighbor read the label on the flip-side of the D-BC90. Darn brat can do so without glasses, grumble. If he says that it says 100-240V 50-60Hz, you'll just need to figure out if a punk-kid can be trusted...

In other words, it'll be written on the charger what voltages and frequencies it'll work with. It'll be written in Really Small, though.

My D-BC90 works fine in both Europe and in the 110V countries of the world.
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QuoteOriginally posted by tclausen Quote
Just like legal and medical advice, don't take random advice on electrical safety from the Internet....

Take your D-BC90, flip it over.

Then, try to remember where you put your reading glasses. Got them? No, that's your sunglasses, the other pair...maybe in your car...or coat...or the gerontologists office...

Ah, you found them. Now, put on reading glasses - they go on the nose...

Realize that your reading-glasses aren't enough, go hunt for a really strong loupe.

Then, turn on some really bright reading-light.

Realize that you still can't read what's written on the darn D-BC90, and call for the neighbors 20-something punk-kid, who's home to get his laundry done.

Have the punk-kid neighbor read the label on the flip-side of the D-BC90. Darn brat can do so without glasses, grumble. If he says that it says 100-240V 50-60Hz, you'll just need to figure out if a punk-kid can be trusted...

In other words, it'll be written on the charger what voltages and frequencies it'll work with. It'll be written in Really Small, though.

My D-BC90 works fine in both Europe and in the 110V countries of the world.
LOL, thanks I needed the smile this morning.

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05-27-2013, 04:36 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by tclausen Quote
Just like legal and medical advice, don't take random advice on electrical safety from the Internet....

... My D-BC90 works fine in both Europe and in the 110V countries of the world.
It's not the 20-something punk I don't trust, it's the really small writing on the back of the charger ( and yes - I did need my reading glasses to read them ).

Years ago, I forgot to attach the transformer to the charger of my Sony battery while in Paris and the battery exploded (sort of). Apparently cheap plastic battery chargers have improved since then (or maybe the batteries are less finicky). In any case, thanks for the confirmation.
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My K-5 (bought online via B&H in NY) charger works fine here in South Africa on 220v 50Hz. I don't foresee any issues. Almost all new power supply devices are fully compatible with 110v 60Hz and 220v 50 Hz
Thanks!
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QuoteOriginally posted by tclausen Quote
Just like legal and medical advice, don't take random advice on electrical safety from the Internet....

Take your D-BC90, flip it over.

Then, try to remember where you put your reading glasses. Got them? No, that's your sunglasses, the other pair...maybe in your car...or coat...or the gerontologists office...

Ah, you found them. Now, put on reading glasses - they go on the nose...

Realize that your reading-glasses aren't enough, go hunt for a really strong loupe.

Then, turn on some really bright reading-light.

Realize that you still can't read what's written on the darn D-BC90, and call for the neighbors 20-something punk-kid, who's home to get his laundry done.

Have the punk-kid neighbor read the label on the flip-side of the D-BC90. Darn brat can do so without glasses, grumble. If he says that it says 100-240V 50-60Hz, you'll just need to figure out if a punk-kid can be trusted...

In other words, it'll be written on the charger what voltages and frequencies it'll work with. It'll be written in Really Small, though.

My D-BC90 works fine in both Europe and in the 110V countries of the world.


Sounds very familiar. I've been playing the trombone some myself.

So how did the get that print so small anyway?

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