Can I use a Japanese 3DS and charge it just fine in the US?

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  1. PSI Ground
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    I just got one, and I only just realized voltage. Japan is 100, US is 120.

    Will I be able to charge my Japanese one with no problems here in the US? The charger cable says it has about the same input/output as the US one (JPN is 100Hz-120Hz, USA is 110Hz, both have output of DC4.6V 900mA or something like that)

    Will it work just fine with no fears of shorting or something like that?
     
  2. s4mid4re

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    As far as I know, my little bro's Japanese 3ds is working fine (using the charger it came with). He's been using it since August last year without a problem, so I suppose you're safe.

    EDIT: I'm on US as well.
     
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    It says "Input 100-120 Hz", I assume it would be alright if it got a 110Hz input.
    Or you could use a NA charger, just to be sure.
     
  4. wchill

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    Hz and V are different.
    However, most small scale electronics wall adapters automatically convert the voltage to whatever the 3DS needs. You should be fine.

    (My phone, iPod, and camera charged perfectly well off of 220V in South Korea though they were bought in the US, which uses 120V. The power brick will step down the voltage.)
     
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    Alright, thanks. I just wanted to make sure. The two seem to be working fine regardless of which it's plugged into as well.
     

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