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Old Sep 24, 2008, 07:26 AM   #1
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Charging a US iPhone in England

Hi everyone;

I'm heading to London for a vacation. I've set up service through AT&T while I'm there. I have a 3-pronged plug adaptor to fit an electrical outlet in England. I also have a 220v to 110v plug that can fit into the 3-pronged adaptor plug.

My question (which I couldn't get an answer to at Apple)-- is the iPhone dual voltage compatible (both 110v and 220v)? I would have to used the dreaded, recently recalled, miniature plug charger while I'm there.

I would appreciate thoughts on this, as I'd hate to burn it up after owning it less than a month.

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Old Sep 24, 2008, 09:19 AM   #2
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Just looked at the bottom of both my mini usb and my regular usb charger

both state they are able to take 100-240v


simply put

You will be fine ( well you need the UK adapter obviously)
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Old Sep 25, 2008, 02:30 AM   #3
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Hi everyone;

I'm heading to London for a vacation. I've set up service through AT&T while I'm there. I have a 3-pronged plug adaptor to fit an electrical outlet in England. I also have a 220v to 110v plug that can fit into the 3-pronged adaptor plug.

My question (which I couldn't get an answer to at Apple)-- is the iPhone dual voltage compatible (both 110v and 220v)? I would have to used the dreaded, recently recalled, miniature plug charger while I'm there.

I would appreciate thoughts on this, as I'd hate to burn it up after owning it less than a month.

Gregcass
Another post confirming that you will be fine. I've used -- and charged -- mine in countries that have 220 and 110 voltage. Other than getting an adapter that fits the local electrical socket, there's nothing to be concerned about.
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Old Sep 25, 2008, 11:24 AM   #4
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Thanks for the information. I hadn't noticed the printing on the mini-plug, as the printing color blends in well and is quite small. Now I see it and understand.

Thanks again.

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Old Nov 3, 2008, 04:02 PM   #5
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I looked at the back of the USB charger and it only says 110V. May be I am not reading it correctly ( it is hard to read ). My question is, can the USB charger that came with the first generation iPhone in the U.S. be used in U.K. and India where the voltage is 220V. Thanks for any assistance.
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Old Nov 3, 2008, 04:57 PM   #6
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I just returned from Italy, where I used the charger that came with my first generation iPhone and a plug adapter only. No voltage converter needed. The charger that came with the phone is dual voltage.

Third party chargers are another matter - you would need to be sure yours is dual voltage. My spouse bought a charger for a new iPod Tounch, which does not include a charger. It is also dual voltage (we made sure), and it worked the same - plug adapter only. No voltage transformer needed.
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Old Nov 4, 2008, 12:23 AM   #7
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Thanks iFerd
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Old Nov 4, 2008, 04:17 PM   #8
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With the risk of sounding a bit stupid... but, if I was using an Italian iPhone in the UK with the wrong kinda charger what would happen?

I have an Italian iPhone. But, because the charger that came with the phone is only a 2-pin charger, I have to use a UK (3 pin) converter socket to charge the phone.
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