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Old January 30th, 2009, 02:59 PM   #1
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Recharging a European HV30 in the US

Hey folks,

Travelling to the States and want to bring my HV30. Am concerned about recharging the battery using the European connection (as supplied by Canon) and a simple travel adapter.

Any comments/warnings/suggestions?

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Old January 30th, 2009, 03:29 PM   #2
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Hi Declan...........

You guys should swap camera's at the airport.

http://www.dvinfo.net/conf/canon-xh-...ed-europe.html

I jest, of course.


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Old January 30th, 2009, 06:49 PM   #3
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Any comments/warnings/suggestions?
Read what's printed on the charger. If it says something like "110~220VAC" and "50~60Hz", then you're golden. A lot of power supplies can automagically switch from 110/60 to 220/50.

I don't know what the Canon adapter is or does so I cannot comment on that.
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Old January 30th, 2009, 07:25 PM   #4
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Think you're good to go.....

My Canon HV20, XH A1 & XL1s adapters all say 110 - 240V, 50/ 60 Hz.

So do my two Nikons and two Panasonics.

Seems to be pretty well universal nowadays.


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Old January 30th, 2009, 08:02 PM   #5
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You only need an adapter to convert the plug to fit the US power outlet.
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Old January 31st, 2009, 02:00 AM   #6
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If you are really paranoid about it you could buy one of the cheapo $10 chargers from ebay. That way the worst case scenario is you get a fried battery (unless it catches fire and burns down the hotel - but that's what travel insurance is for!!)
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Old February 4th, 2009, 09:59 PM   #7
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For around 99% of all CE the power supplies are having wide voltage inputs, which means that they can handle 100-230V at 50 or 60 Hz. It would be way much too expensive to develop two complete different power supplies for different markets for products with such a short live and develop span. It is already too expensive to make several different wall plugadapter for these products.
In your particular case, you are fine with the Canon charger. Just get a different adapter for the wall plug and charge the hell out of net :-)

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Old February 6th, 2009, 03:42 AM   #8
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When travelling I always carry a short extension lead with four UK sockets on the end and one adapter on the other. That way you can plug in everything from one hotel socket. For the US I got a 240 to 120 converter from Maplin for about 20.
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