US to AU power converter

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Feb 27, 2011

US to AU power converter by Godamit at 10:25 AM (2,966 Views / 0 Likes) 24 replies

  1. Godamit
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    I, like several others, will be importing a US 3DS rather than buying locally (in Australia) to save on overall costs. This will benefit me, though first, as the title somewhat mentions, I need a power converter so I can charge my US 3DS. I was just hoping for recommendations for the better brand converters and a cheap place to get one of them.
    If other Australians perhaps know of a local place to purchase a power converter (I live in Western Sydney, so easiest would be near there), your help would be greatly appreciated so I know if I can easily pick one up whenever it is possible for me to do so.
     


  2. nutella

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    I don't know if you're up to it, but you can buy a DSi charger or better yet, if you happen to have a DSi, you can use the same charger.

    Otherwise, you can check if the 3DS charge supports dual voltage (some people have told me it does, but you can make sure on the charger itself). If so, you can pick up an adapter for nothing more than a few of dollars usually from places like the Reject Shop.

    If none of the above, you'll need a transformer, though I have no idea how much they cost. All of mine are custom made. Chances are you won't even need to worry about transformers.


    You seem to be cool now.
     
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    Do you have a DSi or DSi XL?
    The charger for those will work for your US 3DS.

    If you don't have one, I'm sure it'd be easy and cheap to obtain.
     
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    Oh, wow, DSi chargers confirmed working between US and AU?

    If that is the case, I have this Power Charger V2 which includes cables for DSi/XL. If that is the case, thanks a lot! This makes things easier.
     
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    Edit:
    your post came before mine

    i dint see why they wouldnt work
    the chargers should put in the same voltage
     
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    Don't buy a power converter, instead buy a local USB to dsi charger cable, or a local AUS DSI charging cable.. A local DSI charging cable ( either powerpoint or USB style ) will charge your US 3DS..

    Oz mod chips is selling a USB charger for $7 AUS this will charge your US 3DS by supplying the 4.6 v 900mA DC that -all- 3DS need to charge, regardless of territory.

    link for cheap USB charging cable :

    http://www.ozmodchips.com/3ds-c-74.html

    You just don't need to buy a whole step up transformer for this. Iit would be like changing a whole door, when you only need a new door handle.. In short, it would be going about things very inefficiently.
     
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    I live in vic and didn't buy mine locally but at a hongkong site. Hongkong dealers are reliable if you know the right right places to buy from. I personly like to buy from http://dealextreme.com but you can search for other alternatives, like the shops you buy flashcards from.
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  8. Godamit
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    Hopefully I don't have to purchase anything, so i don't have to think about it at all.

    As I said, I do have a 3rd party DSi charger, and if those are confirmed to work with a US 3DS then I'm set for 28th March - April 4th (Estimated delivery dates from Amazon)
     
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    again
    both us and au gets different volt inputs
    but the charger changes the voltage to the same for both us and au
    thus any charger should work regardless of country
     
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    Nutella,Puppy_Washer,Godamit,bigpaws and br0br0 like totally ninja'd me [​IMG] and with most packages for ds's come with a usb cable.
     
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    i have had ds lite and dsi and watched a 3ds unboxing
    none of them had usb cables for charging
     
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    Figured I'd add the following from the charger I have, just to check with you guys.

    input: 220V-240V ~ 50/60Hz,0.1A
    output: 5.0V 900mA

    That's exactly what it says on the charger, so if you could just verify.
     
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    my charger says
    input: AC 120V 60hz 7w
    output: DC 4.6V 900mA

    im american and thats the american charger
    i believe the output is the same like i predicted
    the .4 volts must be since ur charger is 3rd party
     
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    Any idea if it could be a potential problem? I'm just really cautious when it comes to these things, damaging a new 3DS would be the last thing I'd want to do, especially if it's imported.
     
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    i think ur adapter rounded up
    i seriously doubt it could harm using the 3rd party one on the 3ds
    or you could go to you came shop and see the words on an official charger
    4.6v 900ma is the magic code
     
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    Lol. I'm the type of person who buys USB chargers for EVERYTHING. (except my laptop of course)
    And I buy huge loads of those USB to power adapters so yeah IMO it's the best thing to do.
     
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    Tomorrow I've got to wait at a shopping centre for over an hour before I catch my train to uni, so I may go to my game store and check there while I wait.
    Although, this charger I have says on the box: For DS Lite / DSi / DSi XL / PSP Slim & Lite / iPhone / iPod

    Perhaps it shows 5.0V because of those? (Not sure what output the others require though)
     
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    Just checked another charger at JB and Dick Smith, both say 5.0V....
     
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    if you really think its going to be a problem, buy a US usb charger
    but i believe it shouldnt do any harm
    but usb appears to be 5v too
    and since people have good reviews, it should be fine to use ur charger
     
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    5V is the voltage of USB.
     

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