View Full Version : Buying things over there to use over here!

16-03-2009, 11:41 AM
Hi just wondering about laptops and electrical items which may still be cheaper over in the states. Would they work over here with a simple adapter or is anything else needed?

17-03-2009, 11:51 PM
AFAIK, you should be fine using only a normal electrical adaptor. However, you might want to look into the warranty issues before you go- most of the better companies offer an international warranty.

18-03-2009, 09:35 AM
If they are gadgets which have adaptors you will be fine , it they need to be plugged into the wall you can purchase an adaptor from somewhere like maplins :D

18-03-2009, 07:39 PM
Some items, laptops for example, usually come with a power lead with a variable voltage transformer. You just need an adaptor to change the USA plug to a UK one.

19-03-2009, 09:03 AM

i bought a battery charger for the digital camera we bought over there......

plugged it in to recharge the batteries for the first time at home and BANG, i forgot about the voltage switch.....oops! we were never able to use *that* again!