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DrDick
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Recharging using 240 volts

Can I recharge using 220-240 volt wall plug?  I'll be visiting Europe soon.

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Large_Marge
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Re: Recharging using 240 volts

Yes. It is hard to read, but on the end of the charger you can find the rating.  100-240 volts.

 

You will need an adapter, of course.

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dbinaz
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Re: Recharging using 240 volts

There are two basic requirements.  First, you will need a plug adapter, which allows you to plug a US style plug into the 240v outlet in Europe.  There are a couple of different types of plug used in Europe (UK is different than the rest of Europe), so be sure you have the right one for the country you are visiting.  Try a Radio Shack, a luggage store, or one of the stores at the airport before you leave to get the right adapter.  Some of the kits contain adapters for multiple countries.

 

Once you have that, you need to verify that your Nook charger can operate at 240v.  To do that, look at the label between the prongs of the plug on the adapter.  If it says "Input 100-240 VAC".  Mine says that and I've used it in the UK with no problems. 

 

If you are traveling with a laptop, you can also simply plug the Nook USB cord into the USB port on the laptop to charge it up.

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Re: Recharging using 240 volts

Very helpful. Tnx.

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Re: Recharging using 240 volts

I will be traveling to Italy and was wondering if I should also invest in a surge protector for the Nook Color. My Nook Color charging plug incates it can take 240v but I don't think it is also a surge protector

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Re: Recharging using 240 volts

Buying a surge protector would be a good idea.


patp1946VA wrote:

I will be traveling to Italy and was wondering if I should also invest in a surge protector for the Nook Color. My Nook Color charging plug incates it can take 240v but I don't think it is also a surge protector


 

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Re: Recharging using 240 volts

My best suggestion would be purchasing your adapter in Italy. In my own experience the adapters in the states don't always work as well as they advertise. We had that issue when we moved to Germany and had some adapters ahead of time and they all crapped out on us. They didn't screw up the electronics we used them on, but it was a pain having to buy new ones.

 

I don't think you'll need a surge protector though. I've never had a problem charging my nook with just an adapter in Germany.

 

Have fun in Italy!

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Re: Recharging using 240 volts

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In Hong Kong, I didn't seem to have a problem in a hotel recharging but at an in-laws apartment, the Nook would flip back and forth between charging and not charging both with the LED light and the message displayed in Device Info.  Seemed to charge faster at 240 volts than when using 110 in States.  Might be all my imagination but even though the battery said charged to 80% to 100% did not seem to be as good a charge as via 110.  Had problems with Nook working and the problems seemed to resolve themselves when plugged in vs going on battery power.  Might be that I have a bad/not so great battery but (off topic) I wondered if there were housekeeping functions the Nook Simple Touch performs when on A/C power that it does not perform when on battery to save juice..

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Re: Recharging using 240 volts

Can you charge on a foreign laptop? For example, if I bring my nook to Poland, can I leave it with my sister and her family???

 

If I download stuff on my nook here, will to replicate on her nook there???

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Re: Recharging using 240 volts


SquirrelingDervish wrote:

Can you charge on a foreign laptop? For example, if I bring my nook to Poland, can I leave it with my sister and her family???

 

If I download stuff on my nook here, will to replicate on her nook there???


If the laptop accepts a standard USB cord and is powered I would think it would work just fine.  Also, as long as she has access to WiFi I believe whatever you purchase in the states will show up in Poland as long as the two devices are on the same account.

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Re: Recharging using 240 volts


kamas716 wrote:

SquirrelingDervish wrote:

Can you charge on a foreign laptop? For example, if I bring my nook to Poland, can I leave it with my sister and her family???

 

If I download stuff on my nook here, will to replicate on her nook there???


If the laptop accepts a standard USB cord and is powered I would think it would work just fine.  Also, as long as she has access to WiFi I believe whatever you purchase in the states will show up in Poland as long as the two devices are on the same account.


This is how it's supposed to work, anyway.  I'd like to hear if this actually works once you try it, SquirrelingDervish.

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Re: Recharging using 240 volts

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Nearly all digital devices run on direct current at modest voltages (12 volts or less). Most tower case computers convert the household alternating current to direct current in an metal enclosed power supply in the top of the case. Look for a metal panel with a fan grate around where the power cable connects. The rest of the components use direct current provided by that power supply. Notebook/laptop computers usually have an external "brick" power supply with a cable connecting the direct current to the computer.

 

USB connectors provide a standard voltage, but there might be limits on how much current devices can draw from the computer. With multiple devices the current they draw adds up. Back lit devices like the Nook Color and various Nook Tablets/HD/HD+ models will need more current to recharge (or even operate). Comparing electricity to water voltage is like pressure (or height of the storage tank) and current is like flow (gallons/liters per minute). Inadequate current capacity is the equivalent of a narrow tube/pipe. Of course the charger that comes with the device has adequate current capacity to charge the device, provided the charger is getting the alternating current voltage and frequency within the range specified by the charger's manufacturer.

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