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Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« on: September 04, 2014, 05:27:33 AM »
Hi all, me again lol.
I have a Canon DSLR Rebel T3 and will be using it frequently in the UK as I am a journalist entering a master's program for journalism.  As such, I obviously need to bring my camera charger which is one of the square LC-E10 chargers you put the camera's rectangle battery in to charge.  On the back it says Input: 100-120V AC 50/60Hz.  As such, does this mean it's definitely not dual voltage?  The instruction manual says "for connection to a supply not in the U.S.A., use an attachment plug adapter of the proper configuration for the power outlet, if needed." Given this info, does that mean I won't need to get a step down transformer or new charger for it to still work? Or perhaps could even plug it into the power strip I mentioned before in my previous post?
Let me know if you can.
And if you have any advice about Nintendo DS and 3DS (one of the first edition versions, before they did the rebate and such) chargers too so I know whether or not I could blow my device incidentally.

Thanks guys


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Re: Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2014, 08:31:21 AM »
I use this little puppy to charge my Rebel T3 and Nintendo DS.

On the back of my Canon's battery charger, it's got two sections for input/output. One says 100-240v, and the other says 100-120v.  The DS charger states 120v pretty explicitly.  For the price, I decided I wasn't going to risk it and just bought the step down transformer anyway.  It does the trick for me. :)

Unfortunately it has a European plug on it, but I just hook it up to my husband's shaver adapter and it works just fine.


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Re: Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2014, 02:46:30 PM »
Be very careful with the Seven Star products; I bought that brand 3 years ago, and the little monsters overheated and melted. Hopefully my experience was the oddball.

There's lots of little transformers on amazon.co.uk for around the £10-15 mark that do a good job for low wattage US gizmos.

If it says 100-120V AC 50/60HZ, it's definitely NOT dual voltage. What the instruction manual refers to are plugs for other 110V countries; not all use the US version.
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« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2014, 03:33:35 PM »
Thanks for the heads up, vadio! I've been using mine for the past couple of years with no incidents, but I will be sure to keep an eye out from now on!


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Re: Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2014, 07:26:30 PM »
So it wouldn't work in UK then and I need to buy a step down transformer? Ugh -_-
Plus it says it might not be delivered until the 17th which is the day I leave for UK...so it's kinda risky for me to ensure I get it on time.


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Re: Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2014, 11:02:04 PM »
Actually need to correct myself.  Was looking at my charger and in one spot it says "Jet Canon Inc. Input: 100-240V AC 50/60Hz 12VA-17VA"

and then below in a separate box it has the Input: 100-120V AC50/60Hz 0.12 A

Given that, does it mean I do have a universal charger?


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Re: Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2014, 07:11:04 AM »
Look @ the charger again - that second box should say OUTPUT, not input. If that's the case, you are golden - no transformer needed!
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« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2014, 02:14:14 PM »
This is what's on the back of the charger (tried to take a picture but it won't let me upload)...

In one box:
Input: 100-240V AC 50/60Hz
12VA-17VA
Output: 8.3V---0.58V

Second box:
Input: 100V-120V AC 50/60Hz 0.12A
Output: 8.3V---0.58A

In between the two boxes:
Input: 0.12A-0.07A


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« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2014, 11:11:51 PM »
This is what's on the back of the charger (tried to take a picture but it won't let me upload)...

In one box:
Input: 100-240V AC 50/60Hz
12VA-17VA
Output: 8.3V---0.58V

Second box:
Input: 100V-120V AC 50/60Hz 0.12A
Output: 8.3V---0.58A

In between the two boxes:
Input: 0.12A-0.07A

Yep that's exactly how it looks on mine. So is it good?


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Re: Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2014, 07:17:08 AM »
This is a new one on me - I would be safe and get a small transformer.

I use one of these for little appliances; lightweight and fine for things that don't run for a long time - it's not for 'continuous use' - but most transformers aren't.



NOTE: mine has an English plug, not the Euro plug, but you get the idea.

This one is a tad more expensive, but has the correct plug:

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Re: Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2014, 06:03:41 PM »
This is a new one on me - I would be safe and get a small transformer.

I use one of these for little appliances; lightweight and fine for things that don't run for a long time - it's not for 'continuous use' - but most transformers aren't.

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NOTE: mine has an English plug, not the Euro plug, but you get the idea.

This one is a tad more expensive, but has the correct plug:

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Issue is I've already been having so many expenses and only have so much.  Plus I don't know if it would get here on time given it's clearly Amazon UK...


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Re: Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« Reply #11 on: September 07, 2014, 07:56:21 AM »
Order something once you get to the UK - the cost would go WAY up if you had it shipped across the pond, plus you would be subject to exchange rate fluctuations, and CC fees.

Personally I would first call the manufacturer's tech line (must be one) and ask  - explain your situation and go from there.
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Re: Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« Reply #12 on: September 07, 2014, 09:39:06 AM »
I've got a Nikon dslr and I just got the travel adapter/converter at Target (this one I think http://www.target.com/p/embark-all-in-one-adapter-and-converter-outlet-converter/-/A-13535397#prodSlot=medium_1_32&term=travel)

and have had pretty good luck. I don't use the camera as much as I should/would like - but it's had just over two years of casual use for both my and my husbands camera battery chargers and so far has been fine.



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Re: Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2014, 10:07:50 PM »
I've got a Nikon dslr and I just got the travel adapter/converter at Target (this one I think http://www.target.com/p/embark-all-in-one-adapter-and-converter-outlet-converter/-/A-13535397#prodSlot=medium_1_32&term=travel [nofollow] )

and have had pretty good luck. I don't use the camera as much as I should/would like - but it's had just over two years of casual use for both my and my husbands camera battery chargers and so far has been fine.



That's good because that's pretty much what I have. :)


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Re: Inquiry about DSLR Camera charger
« Reply #14 on: September 08, 2014, 09:13:05 AM »
I have the Canon cg-580 battery charger.  I am sure it's the same as yours, maybe just a different size.  Mine has the same things written on the back.  I just use and us to uk plug adapter and it works just fine.  As long as any electrical you have shows 240v, that's all you need. No need for a convertor
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