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ulf1

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« on: March 23, 2004, 01:34:02 pm »
Hello all,

I eventually have the chance to get a C860 from Japan.
My questions are:

1) Do I have to modify the keyboard somehow to work with Latin characters, or can I use the keyboard as it is.

2) Is the charger that comes with the device is somehow compatible with the US (or even European) voltage system? Or do I have to buy a special charger?

Are there any other culprits you might think of (execpt the guarantee question) ?

thanks,
Ulf

   

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« Reply #1 on: March 23, 2004, 03:40:38 pm »
You may use the keyboard without any problem: however, KeyHelper lets you redefine for example the kanji and byte(?) keys - those left of space - so you may consider adding it.
As for the charger, I do not know. It should work with 110V, but I did not try it since in Europe voltage is 230V :-)
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« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2004, 03:53:37 pm »
Hello .mau,
thanks for the help.

The charger at my 5500 for example allows an input voltage from 100V-240V.
So I can use it in Europe and the US if I have an apropriate adapter for the plug. But I do not need another charger.


thanks, Ulf

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2004, 04:03:11 pm »
I my 5500 charger from a us sl5500 to charge both my c760 and my sl550 in the uk.  The c760 charger will probably go bang if I plug it into 240volts.

So if you have a 5500, just use the charger from that.

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« Reply #4 on: March 23, 2004, 05:38:33 pm »
The power adapter that came with my zaurus C860 is 100v. I\'m using it without a problem on 110V here in Canada.

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« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2004, 10:12:38 pm »
I\'m using a spare EA-70 charger with my C-860, and it works like a charm.  It\'s 2amps instead of 1amp, but don\'t let that concern you, amperage is only a measure of the MAXIMUM load a charger can take, nothing more.  Also, the charger for the 5500 that I got and \"modified\" for my 5600 charges the batteries externally for C-860 perfectly.  Nothing like a spare !

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« Reply #6 on: April 07, 2004, 11:05:19 pm »
If you need any more reassurance, my wife bought me a C860 from Japan two weeks ago and I\'ve been using it pretty much 24/7 since then with the PSU which came with it. (I am in NYC, USA). No problem at all. I also remember seeing the same transformer on the C750 (which I only reviewed for bargainPDA, but I had it for 3 weeks).

Regards, Ian.