using a usa 3ds charger in australia?

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  1. Bladexdsl
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    i'll be getting a 3ds soon and since we always get shafted on game release dates here plus it's cheaper to buy a 3ds from usa with our godly dollar [​IMG] i'll be importing mine. just need to know 1 thing

    will i be able to use 1 of these: http://www.myrcmart.com/ac-dc-plug-convert...ket-p-2738.html to plug the charger into our wall sockets?
     
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    Well i didn't try it out but I assume it should work ...
    i had a DSLite from USA which i could load without any problems with a german charger.
     
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    Probably yes, my 3ds and wii came from England and it works( i'm from Portugal)
     
  4. bowser

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    What's the AC voltage in Australia?

    Edit: Just found out that it's 220 volts. Which means if you plug in the USA charger using that converter, your charger will fry faster than you can say '3DS'. You will need a 220 to 110 volt step down transformer.
     
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    IRC Australias voltage is 240V, so a USA charger will not work, however you can buy an Australia charger that will work fine on a USA 3DS.

    (you could also buy a voltage converter, but the price will likely be more than a 3DS charger)
     
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    you can do that? i thought you couldn't cost of the voltage differences?
     
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    It will work fine, the output of the chargers are the same.

    Even found a quick youtube vid showing an aus dsi charger working on a usa 3ds:

    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fcW1C8KUwJQ[/youtube]
     
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    I'm not so sure about that. My daughter had a habit of putting our US DSL charger on a 220 V outlet and all that happens is that the DSL won't charge. So the DSL charger has some kind of autovoltage protection which I would assume the 3DS charger has too.
     
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    Yeah it will be fine. I'm using a 220v DSi charger from Singapore on my USA 3DS [​IMG]
     
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    sweet i'll do that than
    to ebay!