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Ipod power adapter

Discussion in 'Headphones, Earphones & Portable Music' started by amitm, Nov 17, 2004.

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  1. amitm

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    i have just received my Ipod from US. I live in india where the power supply is 220 V, 50Hz. The power adapter does not say whether is compatible with 220 V power supply, however apple site tech specifications state that the power adapter is 110-220V. I am confused now, i dont want to risk using this directly.

    1. How do i confirm whether the power adapter will work on 220V power supply.
    2. I am itching to get my ipod started, should i use the firewire port to charge the ipod for the first time. Any precautions to be taken.

    Pls suggest.
     
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    I know UK sourced ones work 110-220v (there's a sticker on the adapter that says so, and I've used mine in the US with no problems). I'd say you'll be fine.
     
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    Thats what is troubling me, there is no sticker or engraving which indicates this. If i assume that its not 220V compatible and buy a stepdown adapter, will it be fine.
     
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    That would work. I'm sure though that it's fine - I've seen several posts on this forum from people who've bought iPods in the US and brought them back and used the power adapter out-of-the-box, without any need for stepdowns.

    And you can always just charge it with the firewire connection for the time being.

    Cheers, Carl.
     
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    it'll work no problemsi bought an mini ipod in the us, brought it home and the power supply works fine. input is ac 100-240v 50-60hz. this should be printed(in barely legible writing!) on the bottom of the supply below the ce mark :)
     
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    :hiya: Antim

    My job takes me to more countries around the world than I care to remember, including India. I have used my Ipod (USA sourced) for almost 3 yrs, recharging in various countries, and have had no problems. :thumbsup:

    YOUR IPOD DOES NOT REQUIRE A STEP UP/DOWN TRANSFORMER
    AS stormyuk has mentioned the power supply is rated 100-240 AC 50/60 hz.

    All you would need is a US 2 flat pin adapter to 2 or 3 round pin Indian adapter, and you'll be set.

    If you're worried, please remember that Apple Ipod sells an international adapter kit with various foreign connectors, which allows you to disconnect the US plug you have and attach one suitable to India (the type as mentioned above).

    Hope this helps.

    Del :smoke:
     
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    That's odd. On the PSU it should say at the bottom Input: AC 100-240V.
     
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    Thank you extremelydodgy :confused:

    I stand corrected.

    Input: AC 100-240V
    50/60 Hz 26-38VA

    Satisfied?

    I was only trying to be helpful and allay amitm's concern.


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    I wasn't referring to you. I'm surprised amitm can't find the rated voltage easily on the PSU.
     

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