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Power Converter or adapter for Europe

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by benoly, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. benoly

    benoly Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 23, 2010
    California, USA
    Going to Paris and Italy this summer from the US. I will need to charge my batteries for Olympus EP2. The charger is the BCS1 and the batteries are BLS1. Do I just need a plug adapter? Or do I also need a power converter? Any recommendations?
  2. Jonas B

    Jonas B Guest

    Apr 23, 2010
    Gothenburg, Sweden
    You need a plug converter only. The battery charger handles the 230 V 50Hz AC we have here in Europe.


  3. benoly

    benoly Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 23, 2010
    California, USA
    Thank you, Jonas!
    Now just have to check into charging my iPhone!
  4. landshark

    landshark Mu-43 Veteran

    Apr 27, 2010
    SO CAL
    your Iphone charger will do 220 as well, for Italy you might want to bring Italian 3 prong adapters, some [lave will use the standard euro two prong but some place you will need the other.
  5. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran

    Feb 1, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    Hey Bob, funny to see you here - you got me confused for a moment, I thought I was in the wrong forum :) 

  6. LisaO

    LisaO Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 18, 2010
    New York Metro Area
  7. benoly

    benoly Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 23, 2010
    California, USA
    3 prong and Amazon

    Landshark, Lisa0, thanks for the info!
  8. FaradayCage

    FaradayCage Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 22, 2010
    Just look on the back of your charging device. If it reads something like "110-240VAC" then you know it is autoranging and will work on European voltages. You only need a dumb piece of plastic and metal that changes the shape of the plug. Much cheaper and lighter than dicey converters, most of which don't have proper transformers anyway.
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