Europe to UK mains powered transformer

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    Nickweb Resident Filmaker Moderator

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    Hye there, I'm posting this on behalf of my mother, who doesnt believe me.

    We have just bought a device that needs charging, we have the charger, but its a euro (2 pin) mains plug, and has 240V on the side of it.

    I went out and bought a euro to uk plug adapter, and this adapter says that it does up to 250V. This is somehow confused my mother and she wants an assurance from someone other than myself that should we plug the charger into this adapter and plug the adapter into the wall that it would work.

    so my question is: would plugging a 240V charger into a upto250V adapter and plugging this into the wall socket work, and moreso, shes worried it might blow the whole unit and anything plugged into it.

    Any replies are welcome, thanks
     
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    250V is the max that the adapter can handle. If you plug your 240V charger into the adapter you will be fine.
     
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    Nickweb Resident Filmaker Moderator

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    Thats what I've been telling her, but she doesn't seem to believe me, thanks man :)
     
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    Up to 250V sounds like source voltage to me. The output voltage would need to be a specified value. Since it is a converter that changes from one standard to another, I'm sure you would be fine.

    If I remember correctly, you guys run everything at 240V and 50Hz. If this is true the only difference would be the plug pin configuration.
     
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    Maurice Bloody good bloke VIP Member

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    These adapters have voltage regulators built in to them so they can handle anything from 200 to 250volts. Many modern adaptors such as thos that come with laptops can actually handle anything from 100volts to 250volts so they can be use in the USA & Canada as well as Europe.
     
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    Nickweb Resident Filmaker Moderator

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    Well we plugged it in, and guess what!

    Nothing went boom, pop or bang. I know it was a daft question, but for some reason she didn't believe me, oh well, at least thats her drama over now.
     
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    NO my house blew up! I hate you Nick! I plugged a paper clip to my wall outlet and covered the fuse in tinfoil just like you said to do, I didn't get free electricity at all! Wh-why would you tell me to do such a thing!?
     
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    danperteet I broke it again. VIP Member

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    you're supposed to hold onto the paperclip, so the electricity in the ground goes up you into the power outlet. it's completely painless, since it's the reverse of grounding.
     
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    Nickweb Resident Filmaker Moderator

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    Also, you forgot to hold a toaster in one hand
     
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    Or better yet, a light bulb and see if you can get it to light up before losing consciousness.
     
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    danperteet I broke it again. VIP Member

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    brilliant ideas. Goober, be sure to try them all... If you're still alive.
     
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    Can I borrow one of your houses? Mine is all blowded uped :c
     
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