Using an European (220 volt) DS Lite Console in America (110 volt)
I work in Europe but I live in Latin America (Venezuela). Recently I bought a Nintendo DS Lite Console for my little child in Madrid (220 volt) in one famous department store (El Corte Ingles) and they assured me that I can use the console in my country with 110 volt without problem, they told me that I just have to get an outlet adaptor for the power connector and that's it.
Is this true? Can I charge this console with 110 volt without problem?
I am worry about this? Please if anyone can help me with this I would appreciate that.
Re: Using an European (220 volt) DS Lite Console in...
Yes this can be charged using a 110 volt with no problems. However you do need the outlet conversion plug in order for you to be able to plug it in to your wall. These can be bought at any major electronics store in your area.
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Why can't you buy the 230 volt DC18RA charger in europe (amazon.europe country) and use it. I had the same issue yet i burned out the fuse in the 110 volt DC18RA charger because i plugged it into the wall just using an adaptor. Lesson learned. Therefore, my first solution was that i bought a converter from 220V-to 110 Volt. This showed me that my charger was done. So instead of getting another 110 volt charger sent here to Europe from Canada, I returned the converter and have on order a 230 volt input DC18RA charger from amazon.de which has the same 7.2-18V output. I have been told this will work yet the fear, and I don't know why, is that it will burn out the batteries in a year or so. It is difficult getting specific information from Makita, but I hope it all works out. Best of Luck for you
I have the same problem as you, same receiver i bought while i was living in the US and then i moved to Spain and i have to deal with the big step down converter that i hate, i was wondering if you found a solution thanks.
hi if your using original disk then you dont have to worry, regarding power its common that 240 volts devices has a autovolt feature you should try to take a look at the back of the console and if your ps2 is 120v or 110 you should use a transformer if your putting it to 220v outlets because if you dont your ps2 will be ruined, thankyou and have a nice day and Godbless you
According to information provided by the manufacturer, Nintendo products made for use within the U.S. are not desgined for overseas use. This unfortunately means that games purchased within the U.S. may not function correctly when used in a DS Lite purchased in Europe.
Some of the most common reasons why this restriction would be in place are potential language barriers (for warnings, operating instructions and disclaimers), as well as differing government regulations between the two regions regarding the product's warranty or potential safety/electrical concerns.
While some users may report cross-compatiblity between foreign consoles and select game titles, this cannot be guaranteed in every instance. Nintendo itself has suggested only purchasing games for the DS Lite (and other consoles) in the region where the DS Lite itself is purchased.
Wii consoles are region-specific and different regions also use different television standards.
You have potentially three problems:
Wii consoles are region-specific. Games for US/Canada won't work in a European Wii
European Wii consoles output PAL video signals. US/Canada/Japan TVs except NTSC video signals.
European Wii consoles likely require 220-volt power. US/Canada/Japan is 100-120-volt power.
So now your solutions for each:
You need to get games from France (or at least Europe) You can also look into a device called the Freeloader, but I'm not sure if it works with Wii games yet (the original allowed Gamecube consoles to play games from different regions)
You'll need a multi-standard TV, or a television standards converter. Tourist-y camera shops often sell converter boxes. You need to convert from a PAL video signal to an NTSC video signal in order to connect it to your TV.
Check the power adapter of the Wii. If it lists "110-240 volts" or "100-240 volts" (at least a voltage number in the 100-something range) on it, then the power supply will work and you just need an international plug adapter. You can get these from most travel stores and electronics stores. If the power adapter does not list a voltage in the 100-something range on it, then you will need a step-up transformer - that will convert power from 120-volt to 220-volt or 240-volt. The transformer may or may not have the right type of power receptacle, so you may also need a plug adapter. Check your local electronics store for this. Tell them you have a device from Europe and want to run it on your local electrical power. They should know what you need. If you have a choice, get one that is designed for computer or laptop use, as the cheaper ones provide "dirty" power which is fine for hair dryers and such, but bad for electronics.