|04-08-2009, 08:06 PM||#1|
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Baltimore MD
Device: Sony PRS-505
Recharging in Europe?
I'm in the U.S. and I use the charger that came with my 500 to recharge my 505. I'll be going on vacation in England in a few weeks. I've been told that the electricity is different there. What will I need to recharge the reader while in the UK?
|04-08-2009, 09:10 PM||#2|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Roslindale, Massachusetts
Device: Sony Reader PRS-650, iPad, nook STR
|04-09-2009, 07:54 AM||#3|
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Almada, Portugal
Device: Cybook Gen3, Sony PRS 505, Kindle DXG and Samsung Galaxy Note
Just pick one of those international plug kits for laptops (checking if it does have a UK plug on it) and you are set, just plug the OK “plug” into the plug of your charger.
Do remember that, if you will be near a computer with a usb port, you can just bring the sony usb cable with you and charge it from the computer connecting to it with the usb cable = zero cost and resolves your problem.
Hey! The 505 charge lasts for weeks (or days if you are a very active reader).
Have a great trip,
|04-09-2009, 07:58 AM||#4|
Join Date: Nov 2006
Device: PW2, iPad Retina Mini, iPhone 4, MS Surface Pro, Onyx T68, N7,
To be sure, Julia, look at the small print on the charger, specifically at the specification for the "input voltage". If it says something like: "Input: 100-250V" then you'll be fine to use it in the UK - all you'll need is a plug adaptor. Just make sure that the range for the input voltage includes the 230v UK (in fact Europe-wide) mains voltage.
|04-09-2009, 08:05 AM||#5|
Join Date: May 2006
Device: PocketBook 360, before it was Sony Reader, cassiopeia A-20
Or buy one of those universal socket adapters.
I have been using the standard PRS500 power adapter on 230V for years.
|04-10-2009, 11:19 AM||#6|
Join Date: Jan 2009
Device: PRS-350, Kindle DX, Kindle Paperwhite
Here's a cheap universal power adapter I use when traveling.
They also have a version with surge protector for a few $ more.
The adapter has a USB plug so you can use the Sony USB to mini-5 for recharging. (I think. I haven't tested this.)
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