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I've got two laptops last month in Best Buy, but I forgot to ask something.
In US the electricity is 100 waltts but in Chile where I am from is 220. So I'm wondering if I will have to use an adaptor or if the laptops can use any volts between 110 and 220?
Thanks in advance for your assistance.
Most laptops work with 110 and 220. You can verify yourself the power supply unit, it should have the following INPUT: 110-240 V or 100-240 or any other 2XX value. It means that it can work in 220.
The only thing you may need to buy is an adaptor for the plug if the US and Chile electricity plugs are different. You can find these adaptors in any electronics store as well at supermarkets. Ask for travel plug adaptor, it costs from 10 to 20 dollars.
I have two laptops in the US and I brought them to my country where we have 220 V and they are working fine.
Posted on Apr 24, 2009
Well, as a rule for electronics:
The United States and Canada use 110-volt electricity.
Most countries outside North America use 220-volt electricity.
Unless your appliance is dual voltage, you need to use a "converter" or a "transformer" to change the 220-volt electricity into 110-volt electricity in order to use a 110-volt appliance.
If your appliance is dual voltage, you can switch it to work on 220-volts, without a transformer or converter.
Desktop units have a selector switch for 110 / 220 volts., which is done away with in the case of laptop one's which sense the input voltage and regulate accordingly.
I think your main concern is just that you have an adapter for the plug to go into the wall outlet.
Hope that helps :)
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