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#163899 - 05/20/07 05:04 PM Ipod in Europe  
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Hi All,
I was asked by a young fellow if his Ipod would work OK in europe with a convertor he bought. I have not seen the specs but thought someone here could educate me. My 1st thought would be 50Hz vs 60hz?

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#163901 - 05/20/07 05:42 PM Re: Ipod in Europe [Re: Obsaleet]  
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Most of the Ipod adapters are 100-250 VAC 50-60 Hz. We had a young lass living with us who had an Ipod from the USA that we powered up through an adapter lead to run on 240VAC 50Hz with no problems.


#163905 - 05/20/07 06:48 PM Re: Ipod in Europe [Re: 32VAC]  
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Walks over to desk, grabs iPod Charger.

Lemme see here, 100-240VAC, 50-60Hz. You're good to go.

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#163910 - 05/20/07 07:13 PM Re: Ipod in Europe [Re: Theelectrikid]  
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Thanks Guys! I figued 1 of u woul have an Ipod.:)

Ob


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#163933 - 05/20/07 09:40 PM Re: Ipod in Europe [Re: Obsaleet]  
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Most computing gear is set up to accept both voltages, both frequencies. It's just a matter of getting the correct cord (for IEC-equipped components) or adapter to make the plug fit. But, you should always check; some older computer power supplies have a switch in the back that needs to be moved from 115 to 230.

Can't iPods charge off USB?

Last edited by noderaser; 05/20/07 09:41 PM.

#163934 - 05/20/07 09:45 PM Re: Ipod in Europe [Re: noderaser]  
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Originally Posted by noderaser
Can't iPods charge off USB?


Yep, and firewire too (that includes the videos and Nanos, they just cant sync via Firewire.

Ian A.


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#163970 - 05/22/07 12:22 PM Re: Ipod in Europe [Re: Theelectrikid]  
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Even if the voltage was a problem (to be overcome with a transformer, naturally), the frequency difference is unlikely to be a problem in this case, since output is just being converted to DC anyway.



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