International Battery Charger?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by sfriedman39, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. sfriedman39

    sfriedman39 Guest

    I have a Nikon D70. What do I need to re-charge the Batteries in Italy?
     
    sfriedman39, Feb 17, 2006
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    JohnH Guest

    Only an adapter to plug it into the Italian socket.
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    Celcius Guest

    Absolutely right John!
    Marcel
     
    Celcius, Feb 17, 2006
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    Steven Wandy Guest

    Only an adapter to plug it into the Italian socket.
    We are going on a tour in Italy in September. This particular tour company
    (Tauck) only
    uses 4 star hotels or better. Do most hotels provide these types of adapters
    or should
    I figure on bringing one along? Thanks
     
    Steven Wandy, Feb 17, 2006
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  5. Some hotels might have adaptors for sale, but I wouldn't count on it.
    Just bring your own. They are cheap, and don't use up much space.
     
    Måns Rullgård, Feb 17, 2006
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    PTRAVEL Guest

    All you need is a plug adapter. You can pick one up here at Radio Shack or
    any travel store. You should also be able to easily find one in an Italian
    hardware store. They only cost a couple of dollars. I wouldn't count on
    the hotel having one.
     
    PTRAVEL, Feb 17, 2006
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    sfriedman39 Guest

    Is there any problem of fryingt the battery? Doesn't Europe use 240V
    vs. US 120?
     
    sfriedman39, Feb 17, 2006
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    JohnH Guest

    The charger handles 110 to 240 volts. I've used my Nikon charger in Holland
    with no problems. Have to have an adapter so the plug will work.
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    JohnH Guest

    PS. Look at the bottom of your charger. It'll tell you what the in voltage
    can be.
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    zog Guest

    just check the specs on the label on the back of the charger

    my Canon one is marked

    input: 100V-240V ~ AC50/60Hz

    if yours is marked in a similar fashion then you can use it pretty well
    anywhere in the world as long as you have a plug to suit the country you
    are going to.
     
    zog, Feb 17, 2006
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    babalooixnay Guest

    All you need is the 2 blade to 2 pin adaptor. You won't find one in
    Italy. Radio Shack. I've seen them sold by the bag of five. Use em
    for cell phone, laptop, razor etc. Look at the UL label if it was
    bought in the states or the EC label if European and check the voltage
    range. Most world market gadgets are 100-240 VAC with different plugs
    going to the appropriate countries.
     
    babalooixnay, Feb 18, 2006
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    babalooixnay Guest

    All you need is the 2 blade to 2 pin adaptor. You won't find one in
    Italy. Radio Shack. I've seen them sold by the bag of five. Use em
    for cell phone, laptop, razor etc. Look at the UL label if it was
    bought in the states or the EC label if European and check the voltage
    range. Most world market gadgets are 100-240 VAC with different plugs
    going to the appropriate countries.
     
    babalooixnay, Feb 18, 2006
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    Ed Mullikin Guest

    We were in Kenya a year ago. Four of us had digital cameras. Three of us
    checked the input voltage of our charger and they went up to 240 VAC. The
    fourth member of our group did not and fried his charger. Check your
    charger label like members of this group said. You will need an adapter at
    any rate to convert the configuration of your plug to the configuration of
    the receptacles of the country you are visiting.
     
    Ed Mullikin, Feb 18, 2006
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  14. Buy one before you leave the US. The adapters you can buy in
    Italy will go the "other way" (i.e. Italian plug to US socket).
     
    Gisle Hannemyr, Feb 18, 2006
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    PTravel Guest

    Sorry, but you're simply wrong. I've bought adapters for US plugs in Italy
    many times.

     
    PTravel, Feb 18, 2006
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    PTravel Guest

    Virtually all camera and computer equipment is designed to work on either
    voltage. If you look at the power supplies and/or chargers, you'll see they
    are labled 120/240 volts 50/60 Hz.
     
    PTravel, Feb 18, 2006
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    PTravel Guest

    Sorry, but you're wrong. I've bought these in Italy many times.
     
    PTravel, Feb 18, 2006
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    babalooixnay Guest

    You may have found them in Italy but they are not something you are
    simply going to walk into an Italian hardware store and walk out with.
    I just spent two years in Italy responsible for the engineering on a US
    flagged vessel calling In nearly every port from San Remo to Messina.
    Adaptors and Italian hardware stores occupied a large chunk of my time
    as the vessel's guest would snag the adaptors I put out for them and I
    always found it easier to replenish my supply when someone was coming
    from the states. Don't mislead the OP into thinking they are common in
    Italy when they aren't but they are common at any Radio Shack and
    should be purchased in the US:')
     
    babalooixnay, Feb 19, 2006
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    ptravel Guest


    They are common in hardware stores in cities frequented by tourists,
    e.g. Rome, Florence and Venice, to name just a few of the cities in
    Italy in which I've located them with no difficulty. Yes, the adapters
    should be purchased here, but they will not be hard to find (except,
    perhaps, at sea ports).
     
    ptravel, Feb 19, 2006
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  20. "What do I need to re-charge the Batteries in Italy? "

    to recharge your batteries you will need a real hot Italian bambina.
     
    Mr.Bolshoyhuy, Feb 21, 2006
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