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1. Posted by chel (Budding Member 24 posts) 10y

So not sure if this is the correct terminology but i'm off to the USA again to Colorado. I have a converter to convert my australian plugs to US.

Though it all went fine last time i did this but for some reason my nokia phone charger would not work. Any ideas about this?

2. Posted by Glenno (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Suggest that you check that the charger is multi voltage 110 - 240 volts AC. The adapter will allow you to plug in Aussie appliances but that doesn't mean they are going to work.

3. Posted by elan (Budding Member 5 posts) 10y

Quoting chel

So not sure if this is the correct terminology but i'm off to the USA again to Colorado. I have a converter to convert my australian plugs to US.

Though it all went fine last time i did this but for some reason my nokia phone charger would not work. Any ideas about this?

You have 240V in Australia AFAIK, we have 110V here in North America.

So 110V is not enough to power your 240V adapter. So as it was said before you either need a universal 110v-240v adapter for your phone or a 110v - 240v inverter.

4. Posted by roteague (Budding Member 46 posts) 10y

Quoting chel

So not sure if this is the correct terminology but i'm off to the USA again to Colorado. I have a converter to convert my australian plugs to US.

Though it all went fine last time i did this but for some reason my nokia phone charger would not work. Any ideas about this?

Check your charger. Many small electronics of this type use multi-voltage transformers. For example, the one that came with my laptop will work on both 110 and 220; when I travel in Australia, I just change the plug (with no transformer) and it works just fine. If this is the case, then all you need is an adapter plug.

5. Posted by Canadian1 (Budding Member 4 posts) 10y

also I believe in OZ you are 50 hz and the US is 60hz

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