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Old 05-21-2012, 09:29 AM
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I'm planning a trip. Are Galaxy Player Chargers dual voltage? If they are, "110VAC-240VAC" should appear somewhere on the charger. Thank you.
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Old 05-21-2012, 10:45 AM
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At the risk of sounding stupid.

Gadgets have much less voltage than your mains power anyway so to get down to the player voltage you need some sort of step down device. So if you are charging via a usb port then the step down will occur in your computer or in wallwart-to-usb dongle. If the charging cable for your SGP is a Mains-USB-Player connecter with a USB in the middle all you'll need is a 110VAC-USB cable or 240VAC-USB cable. If that is not the case you'll need to get a suitable travel transformer or country specific charging cable.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:21 PM
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I'm planning a trip. Are Galaxy Player Chargers dual voltage? If they are, "110VAC-240VAC" should appear somewhere on the charger. Thank you.
Someone was asking a similar question over at XDA yesterday, so I looked at the label on the side of my samsung charger and it does indeed under input list 110-240V, so I believe all you'll need is the plug adapter to fit the outlets of where your going.

To Sideways there's no such thing as 110 volt and 220 volt USB cables, USB has a INTERNATIONAL STANDARD VOLTAGE of 5 V DC the "travel charger" that comes with the player is basically a transformer that converts whatever the wall outlet voltage is (as long as its in the range listed in input [110-240VAC]) to the 5V DC that is the usb standard.
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Old 05-21-2012, 01:36 PM
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Yeah, that was what I meant by 110VAC to USB... one that fits into the wall socket of whatever country you are in.


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I tried to make my answer more general purpose. If there is a travel charger bundled with the SGP 5.0 that's great too, use that.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:29 PM
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Yeah, that was what I meant by 110VAC to USB... one that fits into the wall socket of whatever country you are in.


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I tried to make my answer more general purpose. If there is a travel charger bundled with the SGP 5.0 that's great too, use that.
the wall charger that comes with the player is labeled as a "travel charger" but it uses the US standard plug, like your first pic, so it would need one of the adapters to plug into the plugs of another country but it supports any voltage range from(and this is slighty revised as I looked at it again before heading to work) 100-240VAC so its only a matter of getting the plug adapter.
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:45 PM
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110v only charger are usually unregulated linear rectified supplies. I don't think its possible to make such a device that will meet energy efficiency standards in some states, so going forward all chargers will probably be dual voltage. Probably a good idea to check though just in case you get an old refurb or something
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Old 05-21-2012, 03:46 PM
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The charger that came with my SGP 5.0 says on it 110-240volt input. You will just need a standard converter to plug into round pin outlets used in Europe, as the flat prongs on the charger are made for US outlets.
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Old 05-21-2012, 04:46 PM
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The charger that came with my SGP 5.0 says on it 110-240volt input. You will just need a standard converter to plug into round pin outlets used in Europe, as the flat prongs on the charger are made for US outlets.
Be aware of the country/countries you are visiting though because it's not just "round or flat" that you have to choose from. UK plugs, for example, have three square pins (actually, they're rectangular). I think Eastern European countries like Romania and Hungary are different to the likes of France and Germany, Asian countries are probably different again and since the original poster made no mention of where they were going there's no knowing what they will need
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Old 05-21-2012, 05:16 PM
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Thank you for answering my question. Your answers have been a big help.
I am planning a trip to Italy. Everything I am taking is dual voltage.
So, I'll just need a plug adapter, and not a voltage adapter. Dual voltage products are one side benefit of world wide markets.
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