Battery charger (voltage issue) dilemma

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Newbie, Apr 16, 2005.

  1. Newbie

    Newbie Guest

    I'm planning to buy the Canon SD300. It includes a recharger and a
    rechargable lithium battery. This camera can't take regular batteries.
    I travel to asia regularly and they use 220v. I'd be in trouble if my
    batteries runs out of charge and I couldn't find a 110v to plug into.

    Is the included recharger compatible to both 110 and 220? Does it have
    a button to switch voltage? If the answer is no, then what are my
    option? I have a transformer that I could bring, but it's very heavy
    and I would rather than drag that on my travels. My other option is to
    buy another battery charger for 220v. Does anyone know where I could
    buy this online?
     
    Newbie, Apr 16, 2005
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    Ace Guest

    B&H Photo has a third party line of chargers. I think you need the one
    that has a carlighter cord. I got one for my 20D
     
    Ace, Apr 16, 2005
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    Ace Guest

    B&H Photo has a third party line of chargers. I think you need the one
    that has a carlighter cord. I got one for my 20D
     
    Ace, Apr 16, 2005
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    Paul Rubin Guest

    "Newbie" <> writes:
    > I'm planning to buy the Canon SD300. ...
    > Is the included recharger compatible to both 110 and 220? Does it have
    > a button to switch voltage?


    I can't guarantee this but these types of chargers these days are
    almost always universal voltage. There's no switch. Just plug it in
    and the charger figures things out by itself.
     
    Paul Rubin, Apr 16, 2005
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  5. Not always.My camcorder charger is labelled AC IN ~100-240 V 50/60 Hz 23W
    but e.g. my mobile charger is only for 220 V.You have to find the right
    plug, anyway, because they are different in Asia and Europe, too.

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    > "Newbie" <> writes:
    > > I'm planning to buy the Canon SD300. ...
    > > Is the included recharger compatible to both 110 and 220? Does it have
    > > a button to switch voltage?

    >
    > I can't guarantee this but these types of chargers these days are
    > almost always universal voltage. There's no switch. Just plug it in
    > and the charger figures things out by itself.
     
    Dimitrios Tzortzakakis, Apr 16, 2005
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  6. Newbie wrote:
    > I'm planning to buy the Canon SD300. It includes a recharger and a
    > rechargable lithium battery. This camera can't take regular
    > batteries. I travel to asia regularly and they use 220v. I'd be in
    > trouble if my batteries runs out of charge and I couldn't find a 110v
    > to plug into.


    My 20D came with a charger that was 110 and 220 although you need to
    provide your own adapter plugs. It changes over automatically. I don't
    know about yours.

    >
    > Is the included recharger compatible to both 110 and 220? Does it
    > have a button to switch voltage? If the answer is no, then what are
    > my option? I have a transformer that I could bring, but it's very
    > heavy and I would rather than drag that on my travels. My other
    > option is to buy another battery charger for 220v. Does anyone know
    > where I could buy this online?


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    Joseph Meehan

    Dia's Muire duit
     
    Joseph Meehan, Apr 16, 2005
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