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    I often forgets my charger at home plus since I live in a country with 220v sockets, I use a transporter for charging my phone using its original charger with 110v. I use my phone very frequently and it frustrates me when the battery is drained and I can't charge my phone because I am afraid to use a charger that's 220v because I'm thinking my phone might suddenly explode. I dont want to risk my phone. Cam someone please help me out? It would be much appreciated. Thank you!
    06-28-2016 04:08 AM
  2. Charliefr3sh's Avatar
    I often forgets my charger at home plus since I live in a country with 220v sockets, I use a transporter for charging my phone using its original charger with 110v. I use my phone very frequently and it frustrates me when the battery is drained and I can't charge my phone because I am afraid to use a charger that's 220v because I'm thinking my phone might suddenly explode. I dont want to risk my phone. Cam someone please help me out? It would be much appreciated. Thank you!
    Lol, it's not about the voltage input but the output. You and your phone are totally safe to use the charger as the output voltage will be within the rated spec. If you look closely at your charger, you might find that it uses 110V - 220V, 50Hz - 60Hz. That just means that charger will work anywhere, even in the States.
    Your phone won't suddenly explode as it's only being charged by the DC output from the charger and not the AC input. I'll say it again, you are safe to use the charger
  3. Charliefr3sh's Avatar
    I often forgets my charger at home plus since I live in a country with 220v sockets, I use a transporter for charging my phone using its original charger with 110v. I use my phone very frequently and it frustrates me when the battery is drained and I can't charge my phone because I am afraid to use a charger that's 220v because I'm thinking my phone might suddenly explode. I dont want to risk my phone. Cam someone please help me out? It would be much appreciated. Thank you!
    Lol, it's not about the voltage input but the output. You and your phone are totally safe to use the charger as the output voltage will be within the rated spec. If you look closely at your charger, you might find that it uses 110V - 220V, 50Hz - 60Hz. That just means that charger will work anywhere, even in the States.
    Your phone won't suddenly explode as it's only being charged by the DC output from the charger and not the AC input. I'll say it again, you are safe to use the charger
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    06-28-2016 04:17 AM
  4. Maurizio Troso's Avatar
    I often forgets my charger at home plus since I live in a country with 220v sockets, I use a transporter for charging my phone using its original charger with 110v. I use my phone very frequently and it frustrates me when the battery is drained and I can't charge my phone because I am afraid to use a charger that's 220v because I'm thinking my phone might suddenly explode. I dont want to risk my phone. Cam someone please help me out? It would be much appreciated. Thank you!
    Simply read carefully the charger label: most of universal modern usb wall charger are 110-220 input by fabric.
    Put attention on OUTPUT: it must be 5 v (volt) and no more than 2000 mAh (2 A)

    Pratically any original and compatible charger on earth (absolutely AVOID ultra cheap chargers!!!!)
    06-28-2016 04:20 AM
  5. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Simply read carefully the charger label: most of universal modern usb wall charger are 110-220 input by fabric.
    Put attention on OUTPUT: it must be 5 v (volt) and no more than 2000 mAh (2 A)

    Pratically any original and compatible charger on earth (absolutely AVOID ultra cheap chargers!!!!)
    the original lumia 1020 charger has an output of 5V and 1.5A. It also shows input of 100-230V 50-60Hz. So yes, the charger can be used anywhere as long as you get the compatible pin type
    06-28-2016 06:32 AM
  6. Peribanu's Avatar
    Is the OP really using a transformer, or is s/he using an adapter to change the socket type? Real transformers that transform 220V to 110V are pretty bulky, or at least used to be. All modern USB chargers are capable of accepting the full range of voltage found in homes (other than 450V oven supplies!).
    Chintan Gohel likes this.
    06-29-2016 03:02 PM
  7. Ayniee's Avatar
    I am using a transformer that's why its so inconvenient to carry around with me since its very heavy and as you say, bulky. So i often think "Can i use another charger to charge my phone? What if my phone suddenly explodes since i would be charging it to a 220v outlet?" Please explain your answer to me very lightly since im not really familiar with electrical stuff. Thank you very much!wp_20160701_15_04_20_pro.jpg
    07-01-2016 02:10 AM
  8. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    I am using a transformer that's why its so inconvenient to carry around with me since its very heavy and as you say, bulky. So i often think "Can i use another charger to charge my phone? What if my phone suddenly explodes since i would be charging it to a 220v outlet?" Please explain your answer to me very lightly since im not really familiar with electrical stuff. Thank you very much!Click image for larger version. 

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    if you check the charger, there should be some writings on it (very small text) that shows some details about the charger

    I expect it to say this:

    AC voltage input 100-240V. This means you can plug your charger in any socket that has voltages between 100 and 240V
    AC current input - how much current the charger will use from the wall socket

    DC voltage output 5V - this is the voltage your phone gets from the charger
    DC Current output 1.5A - this is the current the phone will use to charge.


    So, about this part
    What if my phone suddenly explodes since i would be charging it to a 220v outlet
    , if your charger has the writings 100-240V or something similar, then it is safe to use it in 220V
    07-01-2016 04:44 AM
  9. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    Here are the specs for the charger - I think the photo looks like yours https://www.microsoft.com/en/mobile/accessory/ac-60/specifications/
    07-01-2016 04:49 AM
  10. Ayniee's Avatar
    if you check the charger, there should be some writings on it (very small text) that shows some details about the charger

    I expect it to say this:

    AC voltage input 100-240V. This means you can plug your charger in any socket that has voltages between 100 and 240V
    AC current input - how much current the charger will use from the wall socket

    DC voltage output 5V - this is the voltage your phone gets from the charger
    DC Current output 1.5A - this is the current the phone will use to charge.


    So, about this part , if your charger has the writings 100-240V or something similar, then it is safe to use it in 220V
    So its okay to charge my phone using a different charger? It still worries me so please bear with me. I just cant really risk my phone without being sure enough.
    07-02-2016 10:23 AM
  11. Chintan Gohel's Avatar
    So its okay to charge my phone using a different charger? It still worries me so please bear with me. I just cant really risk my phone without being sure enough.
    I used to have a 1020 (got stolen) and I used my brothers Lumia 640 charger, my surface 3 charger (which has 2.5A), charging from USB from pc, some other charger now and then and power banks. I've never had any issue with any of them. What is different is the rate of charging

    But to clear your doubts check these articles: What You Need to Know About Power Outlets and Voltages When Travelling Internationally

    Electricity Overseas: Converters, Adapters and Beyond | IndependentTraveler.com
    Ayniee likes this.
    07-02-2016 11:15 AM

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