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Inspiron 1501 overseas help needed ASAP!


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tinasue

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Hello. I want to use my 2007 Dell Inspiron 1501 overseas where the electricity is 220V. The battery on the computer is:
53 WHr 6 cell lithium ion primary battery.

-the adapter (plug to connect my laptop to an outlet) specs are as follows:
input: ac 100-240v ~ 1.5A(1,5 A)
50-60 Hz
output: DC 19.5V(19,5V) 3.34A (3,34A)

from what i've read, if i just buy a standard travel adapater that will plug into the end of my adapter, i will be fine in europe. can someone confirm this? as someone else told me that it will blow my laptop...

thank you very much.

-t.l.
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Hi tinasue and welcome to Geeks to go.

Yes, you are fine with an adapter.

A little history for you.
If the charger or device gives a range such as 100-240ac, then the device is auto switching which will handle the 240ac in Europe.
The other item to check is the Hertz. It is 60 hz in USA and 50hz in Europe. Yours gives the range 50-60hz. You are fine.

Some backup info for you. European Voltage Harmonization

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thank you very much for the feedback, i appreciate it.
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You are so welcome. Come back to visit.
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