Charging European 3DS in the US

Discussion in '3DS - Console, Accessories and Hardware' started by Gas, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. Gas
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    I'm going to move to the US and I plan on bringing my 3DS (standard size) with me. But I'm confused as to what's the best charging option; a local (110v) power supply or a usb cable and charger. I've seen many threads around but I'm still confused.
     
  2. migles

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    my dad works for nintendo.
    you can purchase a charger like the one you already got, but made for USA
    i checked my charger (official from nintendo) and i was surprised that it only supports 220-240 volts.. because nowadays most chargers or adapters are made to support 110v-240v; when that happens you just have to find a traveler adapter because the plugs are different.. but on the case of the 3ds charger you can't use thoose adapters

    if you plan to move and don't come back, i would suggest to sell the charger and buy one in the US...
    otherwise you can also get a usb cable and get rid of the problem (you just need a phone usb charger that supports the US current.. or charge the console on a computer or outlets that come with usb ports) ... however i do like to only use official accesories and nintendo doesn't provided a usb cable\charger... so you have to get one from third party
     
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    I remember back in the NDS days, i hacked up a USB cable and a NDS charger cable and constructed a USB charger. It's only 4 wires to join up and i didn't even use soldering. Just twist wires together and wrap it with electrical tape.

    Alternatively just buy a US spec charger. Or you can get really serious and buy a step up transformer.....
     
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    I'll see if I can get a local charger. Thank you very much!
     
  5. sweis12

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    Buy a $3 USB 3ds charger off of amazon or ebay. So much simpler.
     
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    i wouldn't recommend using a usb charger too often, they provide slightly higher voltage than the 3DS is designed for.
    it won't outright kill your 3DS, but it might be damaging in the long run.