04-04-2011 03:47 PM
Does anyone know if I can charge my Nook in Europe? I'm not finding any clear answers and when I called B&N, they weren't able to give me a definitive answer. I know that below dryers and curling irons will "fry" when plugged in and want to make sure the same thing doesn't happen to my Nook.
Any help would be wonderful. Thanks!
04-04-2011 04:07 PM
The Nook has a switchable power supply. You will need an adapter, though, to fit the outlet and it should work fine. You will, not, however, be able to order books in Europe.
04-04-2011 05:04 PM
I'm not really sure what's the exact difference between the power supplied in the Europe and in the US. What I know is that it is standard for Power generators to step down the power supply from 3 phase 18KVolt or so line to single phase 110v or 220v or 440v AC before it is distributed to residential lines. However, US supplies 60 Hz while Europe supplies 50 Hz. It is also standard that residential circuitry includes overcurrent protective devices (fuse, circuit breaker). The NOOK charger works at 100-240V~50/60Hz. So, not unless you happen to connect the charger to a 440v line (used on motors), the NOOK should be fine.
04-04-2011 11:22 PM
Yes, you will be fine. You just need an outlet adapter so that the plug will work in the outlets there. You can pickup an outlet adapater pack that will have varous adapters in the travel department of any store - walmart, target, etc. or on Amazon.
This is a great website that will tell you what you need to know about traveling abroad and using electricity all over the world, and what you will need for different types of items.
04-05-2011 06:47 AM
YOu just need a flat 2 pin to round 2 pin adapter (less than $1).
The power module is universal voltage.
I use and charge nooks here (in Spain) no problem.