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Old 08-16-2013, 09:38 AM
 
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I am bringing my Samsung Galaxy S6802 phone from India. Will my Indian charger work in USA with the universal plug ???


Rating of my phone charger: Input: 150-300vAC 50-60HZ 0.15A

Or is some step up/ step down transformer plug required ??
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Old 08-16-2013, 09:57 AM
 
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You're going to need a step-up transformer. The voltage here is ~110vac.
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Old 08-17-2013, 12:57 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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US power from a normal wall outlet is 120 volts, 60 Hz, so your charger is not within spec.

I find that surprising, however. I thought most "universal" electronic power supplies were built for an input voltage between 100 volts (Japan) and 240 volts (most of the world).

I have a haunch you can easily find a different charger that supports both Indian and North American voltages/frequencies. That way, you won't need a step-up transformer, just a plug adapter.

EDIT: I just took a quick look at the specs of your Samsung phone, and it appears that it might not work in 3G mode in the US. Voice and text should work fine, but due to a possible frequency incompatibility, data might be limited to 2G mode. Not totally sure though--good luck!

Samsung Galaxy Ace Duos S6802 - Full phone specifications

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Old 08-17-2013, 01:03 AM
 
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I am bringing my Samsung Galaxy S6802 phone from India. Will my Indian charger work in USA with the universal plug ???


Rating of my phone charger: Input: 150-300vAC 50-60HZ 0.15A
Or is some step up/ step down transformer plug required ??

Can the phone be charged with American chargers? The input to the phone might be the same no matter what charger is used - only the input to the charger changes from country to country. Chargers are cheap. I think it is 1 amp from a wall charger and 500 mA from USB.
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Old 08-17-2013, 01:12 AM
 
Location: Minneapolis
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Can the phone be charged with American chargers? The input to the phone might be the same no matter what charger is used - only the input to the charger changes from country to country. Chargers are cheap. I think it is 1 amp from a wall charger and 500 mA from USB.
If it's micro-USB, then the answer is yes.
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