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  1. #1
    Richard Dixon
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    Dear All

    I was wondering if you could help - I never seem to be able to charge my
    phone when working abroad in the States, I presume it's a voltage issue?
    I've got a 6230i, and whenever I plug the phone in via a bog standard UK-US
    adapter, it will always say "phone not charging". Are there special
    adapters that I need?

    Many thanks for any information
    Richard



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  2. #2
    Ivor Jones
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    Re: Mobile phone not charging in the USA



    "Richard Dixon" <[email protected]^spam^yahoo.co.uk> wrote in
    message news:[email protected]
    > Dear All
    >
    > I was wondering if you could help - I never seem to be
    > able to charge my phone when working abroad in the
    > States, I presume it's a voltage issue? I've got a 6230i,
    > and whenever I plug the phone in via a bog standard UK-US
    > adapter, it will always say "phone not charging". Are
    > there special adapters that I need?
    >
    > Many thanks for any information
    > Richard


    Is your charger a 240V only one rather than the more usual 100-240V..? If
    so you'll need a step-up transformer (try Radio Shack). Or get a dual
    voltage charger (probably cheaper..!)

    Ivor





  3. #3
    Richard Dixon
    Guest

    Re: Mobile phone not charging in the USA

    "Ivor Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in
    news:[email protected]:

    > Is your charger a 240V only one rather than the more usual 100-240V..?
    > If so you'll need a step-up transformer (try Radio Shack). Or get a
    > dual voltage charger (probably cheaper..!)


    Thanks for the help.

    I've just been using the standard Nokia chargers that come with the phone.

    Richard



  4. #4
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: Mobile phone not charging in the USA



    "Richard Dixon" <[email protected]^spam^yahoo.co.uk> wrote in
    message news:[email protected]
    > "Ivor Jones" <[email protected]> wrote in
    > news:[email protected]:
    >
    > > Is your charger a 240V only one rather than the more
    > > usual 100-240V..? If so you'll need a step-up
    > > transformer (try Radio Shack). Or get a dual voltage
    > > charger (probably cheaper..!)

    >
    > Thanks for the help.
    >
    > I've just been using the standard Nokia chargers that
    > come with the phone.
    >
    > Richard


    Which is..? A dual voltage charger or not..? Some are, some aren't. What
    model charger..? The input voltage range is shown on the bottom.

    Ivor





  5. #5

    Re: Mobile phone not charging in the USA

    On 2 Jan 2006 12:38:10 GMT, Richard Dixon
    <[email protected]^spam^yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

    >I was wondering if you could help - I never seem to be able to charge my
    >phone when working abroad in the States, I presume it's a voltage issue?


    Probably

    >I've got a 6230i,


    Some Nokias come with dual-voltage chargers, and others don't. The way
    to be sure is to look at the charger: it will say the input voltage
    underneath, between the pins.

    Failing all else, a car charger should work. Although not all cars are
    12v nowadays, I think all cigar lighter sockets are.

    --

    Iain
    the out-of-date hairydog guide to mobile phones
    http://www.hairydog.co.uk/cell1.html
    Browse now while stocks last!



  6. #6
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: Mobile phone not charging in the USA



    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On 2 Jan 2006 12:38:10 GMT, Richard Dixon
    > <[email protected]^spam^yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
    >
    > > I was wondering if you could help - I never seem to be
    > > able to charge my phone when working abroad in the
    > > States, I presume it's a voltage issue?

    >
    > Probably
    >
    > > I've got a 6230i,

    >
    > Some Nokias come with dual-voltage chargers, and others
    > don't. The way to be sure is to look at the charger: it
    > will say the input voltage underneath, between the pins.
    >
    > Failing all else, a car charger should work. Although not
    > all cars are 12v nowadays, I think all cigar lighter
    > sockets are.


    Unless it's a 24V one in a truck..! Although some charger cables will work
    with either.

    BTW what cars aren't 12V..?

    Ivor





  7. #7
    Doctor Bob
    Guest

    Re: Mobile phone not charging in the USA

    While I was dreaming of my next Hawai'i trip
    <[email protected]>, Ivor Jones <[email protected]>
    said

    >BTW what cars aren't 12V..?


    Early VW Beetles, they were 6V

    Bob

    --
    "If someone offers you something free, all ways take it.
    You can either dump it, use it, give it away, sell it or put it on EBay"
    (Doctor Bob 7th Sept 2003)



  8. #8

    Re: Mobile phone not charging in the USA

    On Mon, 2 Jan 2006 19:11:58 -0000, "Ivor Jones"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Unless it's a 24V one in a truck..!


    Pushing the definition of "car" there, I think.

    >Although some charger cables will work
    >with either.
    >
    >BTW what cars aren't 12V..?


    Some of the new posh German ones are 36v, I think, and I've heard of
    48v ones, but not ever come across any.

    --

    Iain
    the out-of-date hairydog guide to mobile phones
    http://www.hairydog.co.uk/cell1.html
    Browse now while stocks last!



  9. #9
    Ivor Jones
    Guest

    Re: Mobile phone not charging in the USA



    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > On Mon, 2 Jan 2006 19:11:58 -0000, "Ivor Jones"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    > > Unless it's a 24V one in a truck..!

    >
    > Pushing the definition of "car" there, I think.


    You said, and I quote:

    > Failing all else, a car charger should work. Although not all
    > cars are12v nowadays, I think all cigar lighter sockets are.


    You didn't specify the socket had to be in a car ;-)

    > > Although some charger cables will work
    > > with either.
    > >
    > > BTW what cars aren't 12V..?

    >
    > Some of the new posh German ones are 36v, I think, and
    > I've heard of 48v ones, but not ever come across any.


    Ah well, my finances only permit a 4 year old Ford Fiesta, so I wouldn't
    know about that :-(

    Ivor





  10. #10

    Re: Mobile phone not charging in the USA

    [email protected] wrote:
    > >BTW what cars aren't 12V..?

    >
    > Some of the new posh German ones are 36v, I think, and I've heard of
    > 48v ones, but not ever come across any.


    But all of them have a 12V regulator for the services socket (as we are
    now supposed to call it). More interesting are those prior to about
    1970 where you might get a surprise about the polarity in the socket....




  11. #11

    Re: Mobile phone not charging in the USA

    On 2 Jan 2006 13:31:49 -0800, [email protected] wrote:

    >But all of them have a 12V regulator for the services socket (as we are
    >now supposed to call it).


    Which is why I wrote: "Although not all cars are
    12v nowadays, I think all cigar lighter sockets are."

    --

    Iain
    the out-of-date hairydog guide to mobile phones
    http://www.hairydog.co.uk/cell1.html
    Browse now while stocks last!



  12. #12
    Robin
    Guest

    Re: Mobile phone not charging in the USA


    "Richard Dixon" <[email protected]^spam^yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]
    > Dear All
    >
    > I was wondering if you could help - I never seem to be able to charge my
    > phone when working abroad in the States, I presume it's a voltage issue?
    > I've got a 6230i, and whenever I plug the phone in via a bog standard
    > UK-US
    > adapter, it will always say "phone not charging". Are there special
    > adapters that I need?
    >
    > Many thanks for any information
    > Richard

    go to Walmart and buy a US charger, or any mobile phone shop.. there are
    loads of cellphone shops in the malls in the states,





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