International Voltage Adapters
July 6, 2004 2:23 AM Subscribe
International Voltage adapters...
posted by lkc to technology (5 answers total)
OK, so I am leaving Japan with a variety of different gizmos at different consumer grades, but I am not completely clear on what I will need to do to run it. I have been running my american turntables here for a couple years with no problems, but they are modern and have switches for different currents. I am more worried about my high end stuff, I have a few pieces of hardware that take the standard appliance type cable (like you plug into a computer or a monitor), and are shipped worldwide, but I am totally unclear how the ratings work. Does anyone have any experience with this? Am I better off getting one here before I move back? Should I also get new power cables rated for u.s. outlets. I probably will anyway, as it doesnt seem worth risking this much over a $6 cable, but any input would be helpful.
Additionally, I have a few other things (like an mp3 player) that take regular DC adaptors, do these fall under the same rules? I checked a few other boards through google, but it seemed like most people were giving very conflicting answers, and I know people here have done the transpacific jump. I have seen japanese things on adapters work, but not under extended or heavy use.
The bigger stuff I plan to just leave in one place, but it would be nice to be able to keep the player and a few other things portable, being able to carry the adapter without needing the extra baggage.
Oh, I have heard that there are different power standards in different parts of Japan, I am in tokyo, and planning on swinging out to akihabara for this stuff in the next couple days, so the sooner, the better.