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PlayBook Rapid Charging Pod - will USA pod work in UK?

Hello. I am thinking of buying a charging pod in the USA. Will it work in the UK? Thanks

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Re: PlayBook Rapid Charging Pod - will USA pod work in UK?

Yes.

I don't recall if it comes with a UK wall outlet connector (mine is at the office, not with me right now). But the on-line documentation should say, and if not, you can buy one.


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Re: PlayBook Rapid Charging Pod - will USA pod work in UK?

Thanks.JSanders !

There is no online documentation that I could find. If you could point me to the link, that would be helpful.

 

It appear that RIM have produced at least 3 versions of the pod for markets outside of the USA. This seems strange if the only difference is the plug (for which they would normally supply adaptors). So I wonder if there is anything about the electrical specification of the charging pod which differs between countries.

 

12V 2A UK version
SKU:    ACC-39340-201
EAN:    0843163088955

12v 2a EU version
SKU:    ACC-39340-202
EAN:    0843163088962

12V 2A AU VERSION
ACC-39340-204
EAN:    843163088986

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Re: PlayBook Rapid Charging Pod - will USA pod work in UK?

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Hi I just picked up a playbook 64 and bought the Blackberry Playbook Charging Pod ACC-39340-103.

The box specifies "North American Power Adaptor but the actual adapters specs are:

 

Model 

PSM24M-120C

Input 100-240V 600mA 50-60hz

Output 12V  2.0A

 

As I see the adaptor is rated for Europe as well but the electrical cord that connects to the adaptor/wall receptacle has a sticker on it saying 125V 7A.

 

I am traveling to Europe in the next couple of weeks and would like to use the charging pod when I am there. Is it safe to use the same electrical cord with a european plug adapter?

 

 

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Re: PlayBook Rapid Charging Pod - will USA pod work in UK?

Yes it'll work, but you will need a wall plug adaptor, US to UK which is a couple of bucks. Another idea is to try a computer shop in the United Kingdom and buy a UK power cord since the plug on the power brick is a standard type.