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Buying things over there to use over here!

Discussion in 'Gadgets and Gizmos' started by luvthemansion, Mar 16, 2009.

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    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?
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    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.
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    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
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    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.
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    BE CAREFUL!!

    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!

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