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Using UK laptop in USA


harps1h
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My daughter is going to Oregon for 9 months study. she is bringing a standard 2 pin adapter plug, but I am not sure whether this is sufficient for the change in voltage. Can somebody advise?

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Woolwell

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The majority of laptop adaptors will take either 110v or 240v input and automatically adjust. If you look on the laptop charger it will state its input range. I have used my laptop in the USA without problem using a plug adaptor to go from 3 pin to standard 2 pin USA socket.

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Woolwell

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ps the same is true for mobile phone and camera battery chargers.

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harps1h

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thank you that is reassuring.

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she is bringing a standard 2 pin adapter plug, but I am not sure whether this is sufficient for the change in voltage.

It is, as Woolwell says. Your daughter will have no problem, she'll just need a plug adapter.

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Migwell

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When in USA last year I just plugged in my video camera and the charger for my Nikon straight into the American wall socket with a 13amp to USA adapter. No problem what so ever. Should work just the same for a Laptop computer

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