1. lrmandel's Avatar
    Hi all,

    Just ordered my PB from BB, and looking forward to it coming.
    I live overseas where the voltage is 220v. Does the power adapter have an internal 110-220v converter? Almost all laptops do, but I couldn't find anything on the PB website.

    Also, anything else to know about using this overseas?

    Thanks
    12-29-11 02:01 AM
  2. jafobabe's Avatar
    I'm not positive, but when you order, you should be getting the wall charger with the different wall plug adaptors, based on the country where the PB will be shipped to.
    12-29-11 02:06 AM
  3. lrmandel's Avatar
    I'm not positive, but when you order, you should be getting the wall charger with the different wall plug adaptors, based on the country where the PB will be shipped to.
    It's being shipped to my old place in the US, so it'll be the 110v.
    Can anyone check their power cord and see if it says something along the lines of 110v-240v?
    12-29-11 02:13 AM
  4. jafobabe's Avatar
    On my Rapid Charger, with the magnetic connection, it states the imput is 100-240V output is 12V.
    The Rapid charger is not included in the box.

    The included wall charger also states the same 100/240V

    Does that help?
    12-29-11 02:23 AM
  5. Innovatology's Avatar
    Yes. All you need is an adapter to change the plug shape. The charger will handle the voltage difference.
    12-29-11 02:35 AM
  6. lrmandel's Avatar
    On my Rapid Charger, with the magnetic connection, it states the imput is 100-240V output is 12V.
    The Rapid charger is not included in the box.

    The included wall charger also states the same 100/240V

    Does that help?
    That help a ton. The other piece only costs a dollar so I'm good to go.
    12-29-11 02:55 AM
  7. jafobabe's Avatar
    Yay!!! Glad to help.... I had to use a BIG magnifing glass to read those itty bitty numbers..
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    12-29-11 07:28 AM
  8. D_Whatley's Avatar
    What, no pinch magnify on the charging cable?
    12-29-11 08:09 AM
  9. jafobabe's Avatar
    what, no pinch magnify on the charging cable?
    roflmao ...
    Last edited by jafobabe; 12-29-11 at 08:12 AM.
    12-29-11 08:10 AM
  10. FF22's Avatar
    What, no pinch magnify on the charging cable?
    No, the charging cable info was contained in an email where pinch/zoom does not work!

    But as noted, change the shape of the plug with an appropriate adapter and it will work fine. Actually, it appears that most modern electronics come with "universal" adapters that work in the US/Overseas with the right plug shaped adapter.
    12-29-11 11:06 AM
  11. BarracudaBob's Avatar
    I ordered a Playbook for my wife for Christmas. It came with an adapter that had a connector for North American and one for Europe. I got mine back in August and it has just a fixed US plug. It's a welcome change if you ask me.
    12-29-11 11:27 AM
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