Battery Charger Voltage

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Mike -- Email Ignored, Apr 13, 2008.

  1. My Nikon Quick Charger MH-22 is rated for:
    AC 100-240V 50/60Hz.
    I assume that this means I can use it in
    Europe, and I will need only a mechanical
    adapter for the prongs. Right?

    It is also rated for:
    DC 12.6V 1.2A.
    This means I can plug it into a car cigarette
    lighter, needing only a mechanical adapter to
    make the connection. Right?

    On the other hand, the power socket on the
    charger is labeled "AC IN". I do not see
    another for DC. What do we make of this?

    Thanks for your help.
    Mike -- Email Ignored, Apr 13, 2008
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  2. Mike -- Email Ignored

    Mike Guest

    The DC 12.6V 1.2A is probably the output voltage.
    Mike, Apr 13, 2008
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    irwell Guest

    Wrong, the DC 12,6 V at 1.2A is the max output.
    irwell, Apr 13, 2008
  4. [...]
    The first question (above) is actually the most important.

    Mike -- Email Ignored, Apr 13, 2008
  5. Yes, Mike, in Europe we are standardised (more or less) on 230/240V AC at
    50Hz, and I can take my UK equipment and operate it anywhere in Europe I
    have travelled. Australia and Malaysia as well. Most of Europe has a
    standard socket. What I now take is a multi-way UK socket board, and just
    one UK-Europe mains adaptor. That way, even if there is only one outlet
    in the hotel room I can charge multiple items.

    David J Taylor, Apr 13, 2008
  6. Yes, see

    However, if your charger has a detachable power cord (as many do because
    then the manufacturer packages the same device with just a different
    power cord for each market) then you could also just buy a proper power
    cord after arriving at your destination. If you have no other need for a
    plug adapter this would allow you to carry one item less.

    Jürgen Exner, Apr 13, 2008
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    Peter Guest

    My Nikon Quick Charger MH-22 is rated for:

    Correct. I use Kensington plug adapter - it allows you to plug any kind of
    plug into any kind of socket, and is rather well built (as opposed to el
    cheapo wobbly ill-fitting disconnection-prone adapters). The package also
    included USB charging appliance - small gizmo with USB socket where you can
    plug in all your USB-chargeable devices such as iPod etc. Highly recommended

    Peter, Apr 18, 2008
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