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> C3100 In Uk: Do I Need An Sa70?
emil
post Sep 21 2005, 05:23 PM
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Hi all, I'm in the UK, amazon.com are doing the SA70 for $25 but they won't ship outside the US!
It's available for 50 euros here:
http://www.handheld-linux.com/wiki.php?page=EA-70S

so what's everyone else in the UK doing? 240-110 adapter? using a cheap charger? (my nokia phone charger says its 5.7 v)

I realise this has been discussed before... but couldn't find any discussion of using a 240-110v ac transformer.

Emil
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icruise
post Sep 21 2005, 05:57 PM
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I'm pretty sure that the 3100's AC adapter can be used world-wide, although you would need a plug adapter for use in the UK (not a convertor).
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mbagsh55
post Sep 21 2005, 11:28 PM
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iCruise is correct, the SL-C3100 charged can be used with the UK 240V with a plug-adapter.

The Japanese manual says that it should only be used in Japan or Canada/US, but the charger is rated for 100-240v and runs safely for me here in Singapore with 240v.

I have a number of step-down transformers and tested the charger over extended periods (6 hours charges) both with and without the charger and didn't detect any difference in terms of the charger getting warm.

I accidentally used my iPaq charger at one point, and to be honest you are more likely to do damage to your Zaurus using a charge like this (which charges much more quickly than the slow Z charger).

If you are very concerned you can use with a step-down 240->110V adapter, but I no longer bother.

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Marcus
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emil
post Sep 22 2005, 03:27 AM
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Thanks. I'll keep an eye on the voltage the first time I use it. Emil
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