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  1. Gingi

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    Dear people,

    I found this site via google and decided to ask my questions to people on it since I believe they understand more than me in electronics.

    I'm supposed to travel to the mid-east (Israel and the area) and I would like to use my laptop there. For that, I need to find the right convertor, Problem is that there are so many products on the market and at the same time horror stories of things don't work, crack or explode with some convertors.

    I own a Samsung Series 9 Ultrabook, which I really, really want to keep in working conditions overseas. That is to say, I don't want to take risks with trying things on it that might damage its hardware. Last time in that area of the world I used a local convertor who charged my other laptop but the battery got really warm really fast.

    specs of my laptop: http://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Series-NP900X3C-A01US-13-3-Inch-Ultrabook/dp/B0082PZ17C

    SO - if any good soul out there knows of a product / item / suggested convertor and is nice enough to share with me, I would like to thank him/her in advance.

    Thanks for your time.
     
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  2. BobK

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    You don't say where you are coming from. I am going to assume U.S. If not, please ignore!

    Most laptop power adaptors will work on either 110 or 220V. Check yours and see if the is the case, it should say something like Input: 100-240V if it is.

    If it can work on 240V, then all you need is an adaptor from a U.S. style wall plug to an Israel one. Like this one;

    http://www.amazon.com/electronics/dp/B0012DM2KK

    Or this one, if you adaptor has a 3-prong plug

    http://www.amazon.com/OREI-Grounded-Universal-Adapter-Israel/dp/B005JK67US/ref=pd_sim_e_1

    Bob
     
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  3. Gingi

    Gingi

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    Yes, from the U.S.
    the only thing that relates to that in the back of the laptop says:

    INPUR ENTRADA 19V=2.5A (40W)

    Where else should I look, in the manual of the laptop?
     
  4. Gingi

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  5. BobK

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  6. shrtrnd

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    I'd email Samsung with your model and serial number, and ask them.
    My son's laptop works without alteration in the U.K., U.S., and India.
     
  7. Gingi

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    It does say it on the charger...
     
  8. (*steve*)

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    Yeah, the charger is the most important part :)

    If you have one which says the input s from 90V to 265V then you're pretty much good to go everywhere in the world (typically even on aircraft with 400Hz power).

    Often you'll find supplies rated 100V to 220V, which should be fine even for countries claiming 240V (or even 250V) mains as most of them are compliant with the international standard for 230V. (However, I wouldn't be anywhere near as happy.)
     
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