10-28-2013 05:45 PM
I am in Southern California. Where can I get a plug in for my ELPH 530HS to charge in Australia?
10-28-2013 06:36 PM
You don't need a new charger, you need an adapter so that the plug fits into the socket in Australia. Here's three for $7 on Amazon:
If you don't need a ground you can get smaller ones. Also, outdoor stores like REI have them in stock if you need it ASAP.
10-28-2013 07:15 PM
Thanks, for the answer, Skirball. I knew what I needed - I just said it wrong (duh). I don't have time to order one through Amazon, so we went to our local Best Buy. They had one - a bit more expensive, but we least we got it. Thanks very much for your quick response.
10-28-2013 07:31 PM
No worries, glad you got your adapter.
Have fun in Australia, awesome place and fantastic photography opportunity.
10-29-2013 01:04 PM
If you should find yourself in this jam again... read your power adapter. MOST modern power adapters are universal.
If the adapter says "Input: 100-240V 60/60Hz" then you've got a universal power adapter.
Most contries are either 110v or 220v. But 110v can vary by as little as 100v or as high as 120v. Similarly, 220v can vary from 200-240v. Also, the AC current cycles (alternates) either 50 times per second or 60 times per second.
10-29-2013 01:33 PM
The adapter allows the plug on the charger, which is universal, to fit into an Australian socket. The plug isn't universal - although for Australia if you don't have a ground you can physically twist the prongs to fit, but I don't recommend it.
10-29-2013 04:46 PM
If you're staying in hotels I know in Europe (maybe elsewhere too) there are sometimes shaver sockets in bathrooms which will accept American plugs. Of course you're better off finding an adaptor which will guarantee you can use any socket.
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