|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: Kobo Aura H2O, Sony PRS-650, Sony PRS-T1, nook STR, iPad 4, iPhone 5
|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: Kindle Voyage, iPad Air 2, iPhone 6
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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