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Will my laptop work in the US?


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Minx

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Hi, me again!

I have a Sony Vaio PCG-FX802.

I would like to take this with me when I go to The States later this year.

The power pack has Input AC 100-240V stated on it. Is it compatible to work out there just by taking this power pack and plugging it into a travel adapter so it will fit into a 2 pin plug? Or do I need to purchase an American power pack or transformer because of the voltage difference?

Sorry to be thick, I just wanna make sure and want to avoid making my laptop going pop :tazz:

Thanks in advance.

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well
you dont want to buy another battery pack that is not meant for the laptop that will mess up the battery life on your laptop.

use an adapter,

make sure you have the right voltage
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How do I know it's the right voltage, my battery pack says Input AC 100-240V does that mean it is, since US voltage is 110V?

If so is it a matter of plugging my power pack into the wall via a travel plug?
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How do I know it's the right voltage, my battery pack says Input AC 100-240V does that mean it is, since US voltage is 110V?

If so is it a matter of plugging my power pack into the wall via a travel plug?

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Sorry for being thick, but can anyone confirm this? Or do I need a voltage convertor?
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most travel converters will llist the areas that it is compatible with there are a few on the market that do voltage conditioning as well

such as this
http://www.rei.com/o...gory_rn=4501734

(i've got it...and it worked great when i went to england)
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Oh so I do need an actual travel convertor. All I have is a simple travel adapter. Such as this....

http://www.euronetwo...og/17-10981.jpg

Will that not be sufficent?
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well...that one wont work here in the states anyway....wrong plugs
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http://www.euronetwo...log/17-1096.jpg <--this would be more like it, and....i don't know that you absolutely need the voltage conditioning....but....like i said...i don't know that you do..so that means i don't know that you don't
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Ooops wrong link :)

http://21st-century-...6OFKNC/shop.htm this is the one.

Great thanks, for your help re: the last post. :tazz:
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