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Old June 2nd, 2006, 08:52 AM   #1
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Shooting in England--Voltage Question

I feel like this may be a pretty thick-headed question, but I'd like to know for sure...what kind of voltage adaptor/current converter do I need to charge my camera? It had 110v plugs, I use it in the US, and I am travelling to London to shoot, where I understand the current is 240V.

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Old June 2nd, 2006, 09:12 AM   #2
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Shooting in England or SCOTLAND

The standard voltage in the UK is 230v and if you are using the standard
charger (CA-920) supplied with a Canon XL camera you will be OK as it will work between 100v and 240v.

If you are using another make of charger, look on the back, it should
have a label showing the input voltage which for the UK should be 230v.

Hope you enjoy your trip to the UK
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 09:13 AM   #3
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I feel like this may be a pretty thick-headed question, but I'd like to know for sure...what kind of voltage adaptor/current converter do I need to charge my camera? It had 110v plugs, I use it in the US, and I am travelling to London to shoot, where I understand the current is 240V.
Check the label on the AC power supplies and battery chargers for any gear you're taking with you. Many of them are dual voltage or voltage autosensing these days. If the label says something like "110/240 volts" all you need is the plug adapter itself and not any converters or transformers. Radio Shack and most luggage shops have what you need - individual plugs are a couple of $$ and kits to cover all your travels are usually about $15.
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Old June 2nd, 2006, 09:30 AM   #4
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Thanks very much guys.

I feel completely assured. I appreciate your responses very much.
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