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Offline goma

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need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« on: November 09, 2014, 04:19:05 PM »
I have an aunt who's visiting from the US and she insists on charging her iphone on a 110 volt socket. I told her that the chargers are rated for 220 - 110 but she insists that I confirm it first.


So for her peace of mind, the chargers are rated for 220 - 110 right?

Offline calvin

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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2014, 04:32:05 PM »
there's a label on the charger itself... better if you double check by reading the label.

normally, smartphone chargers are autovolt models ranging from 90V to 250V
but some chargers are built specifically for U.S. use only (polarized and 110V only)

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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2014, 04:56:31 PM »
Iphones, iPads, iPods and all Apple product chargers are already autovolt, but to be sure just read the label on the charger itself.

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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2014, 12:29:02 AM »
in our factory we still have adapters that are only 110V for products for the US

but for smartphones usually they use those SMPS, switch mode power supply, which are auto-volt   
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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2014, 08:59:26 AM »


there, input says 100-240V.

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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2014, 11:11:07 AM »
Doesn't matter if it's bought in the US, Philippines or Timbuktu. It's all made in China!

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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #6 on: November 11, 2014, 10:19:28 PM »
Doesn't matter if it's bought in the US, Philippines or Timbuktu. It's all made in China!

Yes they all are... but there are specially manufactured ones that are restricted for US market use only. (These are polarized and use 110V only)

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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2014, 06:36:06 AM »
Yes they all are... but there are specially manufactured ones that are restricted for US market use only. (These are polarized and use 110V only)

That is why it's impossible to confirm it here. Your aunt has look at her adapter and decide for herself kung walang problema.
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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2014, 03:17:35 PM »
Yes they all are... but there are specially manufactured ones that are restricted for US market use only. (These are polarized and use 110V only)

That is why it's impossible to confirm it here. Your aunt has look at her adapter and decide for herself kung walang problema.

just ask your aunt to check if the label on the charger has a "110-220V " text on it.  its impossible for that exact phrase to mean something else right?  another thing you could do is buy her a local iphone charger.  hehehe

another thing you could do is google it:  http://store.apple.com/us/question/answers/product/MB974ZM/B/do-i-need-a-power-converter-to-charge-my-iphone-in-a-country-with-220-volt-power/QHU7PP7TF77AYY7DP

that was the first result in google and its from the apple website
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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2014, 10:59:27 PM »
Yes they all are... but there are specially manufactured ones that are restricted for US market use only. (These are polarized and use 110V only)

That is why it's impossible to confirm it here. Your aunt has look at her adapter and decide for herself kung walang problema.

uhh... It's Goma's aunt - not mine.

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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #10 on: November 27, 2014, 11:04:20 AM »
thanks for the replies guy. It says 110-220 but to be on the safe side I'll just have it charge it on 110

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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #11 on: March 22, 2015, 08:26:22 AM »
I know it's an old thread..but just to clear any doubts.. Yeap Current iphones ie bought brand new from the US do come autovolt.

The only 'popular' gadget that I can think of that doesn't come with an autovolt charger is the old 3dsxl..
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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
« Reply #12 on: April 29, 2016, 10:18:19 AM »
very informative thread, thanks..

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Re: need to confirm something about iphones from the US
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