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Author: dnkbuck@gmail.co...

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May 29, 2013

I purchased a converter/adapter set at the local Target.  However, I noticed that it says not to be used with anything that has electronic circuitry (ie. items containing LEDs or LCDs).  I believe this means I cannot charge my tablet on the converter.  How have people charged their tablets and laptops?

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May 29, 2013

 In general, all modern power supplies for electronis are dual voltage, allowing you to use 110-120/60hz or 220-240/50hz. If this is the case, all you need are plug adaptors for the various plug configurations that you will encounter. Most portable electronic equpment, such as phones, tablets, digital cameras and laptops actually run of batteries and the power supply converts the 110 or 220AC to whatever DC voltage that the device use. 

Author: janice!

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May 29, 2013

There is no need for a converter to charge an iPad and that is probably true of other tablets. You do need and adapter which will fit the outlet you will be using.

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Author: janice!

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May 29, 2013

There is no need for a converter to charge an iPad and that is probably true of other tablets. You do need and adapter which will fit the outlet you will be using.

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Author: garyrr

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May 29, 2013

There are very few things that you would be taking along on a trip that require a "converter" -  all will require a plug adaptor.   Most regular hair dryers would require the converted -but there are travel hair dryers that don't.   As noted above, all electronics made in the last 5 (probably much longer) years are dual voltage.   Just take a look at the back of anything electronic you're taking where it indicates voltage -  in the VAST majority of cases, you'll see the 120 V we use in the use as well as 220-240 that's used most other places.

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