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Charging the Thunderbolt in the UK?
pototea
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I am going to the UK and want to charge my phone while there (I know I can't use the phone there but can see all my info if its charged).  I bought a Dynex INternational Traver Adapter for Portable Electronic Devices from Best Buy recommended by Verizon but my question is - do I need a converter too? to convert volts from 220 to 110?  I have a converter but it warns not to use it wtih with products containing electronic circuity, e.g. computers and digital products. So my problem is that I think I need a converter too so I don't fry my phone and I have called HTC, Dynex and Verizon and nobody can give me a clear answer, the User Manual does not address this either (all 390 pages of it!)

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Re: Charging the Thunderbolt in the UK?
silver6055
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pototea wrote:

I am going to the UK and want to charge my phone while there (I know I can't use the phone there but can see all my info if its charged).  I bought a Dynex INternational Traver Adapter for Portable Electronic Devices from Best Buy recommended by Verizon but my question is - do I need a converter too? to convert volts from 220 to 110?  I have a converter but it warns not to use it wtih with products containing electronic circuity, e.g. computers and digital products. So my problem is that I think I need a converter too so I don't fry my phone and I have called HTC, Dynex and Verizon and nobody can give me a clear answer, the User Manual does not address this either (all 390 pages of it!)


 

I would be very surprised if any modern phone charger didn't automatically handle 240V/50Hz to 110V/60Hz.   But then it's not myThunderbolt and I understand your concern!   A few choices:

 

1) Charge via USB.  Either using your computer if you have one, or by buying a travel adaptor that has a USB connection.  These will certainly provide the charge at the correct voltage

 

2) Are you staying at a hotel?   Many big hotels have 110V shaving ports (along with 240V ones), and you could try that.   But I would go the USB route.

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