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# 249288 3-May-2019 22:30
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Hi. Im a barber and after new Wahl cordless clippers. They have a great deal in a US supplier: https://www.houseofbeautyworld.com/wa5stmaclprc.html

 

My question is on their site it says that "Overseas buyers may need a 220v - 110v converter." As far as I know, a device using a 18650 battery that is rechargeable is usable is America (110v) and nz 220v.

 

 

 

Any help and advice please?

 

 


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  # 2230511 3-May-2019 22:37
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They would be referring to the voltage that the charger requires.







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  # 2230513 3-May-2019 22:41
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I have used a 120v charger from USA in the past (for 18650 batteries) in Australia before.

 
 
 
 


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  # 2230515 3-May-2019 22:45
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Unubis: I have used a 120v charger from USA in the past (for 18650 batteries) in Australia before.


Some chargers and power supplies can handle a wide range of input voltages. Check what the rating plate says. If it says 120-240V 50-60Hz. You are good to go.

But if it says 120V 60Hz. Then you will destroy it as soon as you plug it in. Unless you use a step down transformer with it.





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  # 2230516 3-May-2019 22:45
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Then it must have been 110-230V~ compatible, it will say so on the charger.

 

 

 

If it's not and you plug it in, all you'll end up with is a bang and a bit of smoke.


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  # 2230523 3-May-2019 23:13
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The same one his here https://www.amazon.com/Wahl-Professional-5-Star-Cordless-8148/dp/B00UK8WFQO

 

Under Q&A someone says 230V is fine.....


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  # 2230533 4-May-2019 05:50
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Go take a look at the product info a WAHL, it clearly say 120V 60HZ, nothing about 230V, the picture also shows a power adapter (wall wart style) with 110V pins.

 

 

 

If you order from Amazon this is what you should expect to get, it looks like there may be other models available from other suppliers that have the AU/NZ 230V style adapter.

 

 


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  # 2230689 4-May-2019 10:54
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Based on all the information there it'll be a 110V charger with US pins. You will need a transformer to use this in NZ on 230V.

 

How much cheaper is this vs buying it in NZ? For something so cheap I wouldn't have thought you'd have significant savings, and certainly by the time you add a transformer you would probably end up worse off. 

 

Even if the plug pack was 230V rated being used in a commercial environment you presumably have everything electrical tested and tagged, and there is no way anybody will tag an appliance used with a pin adapter as this is not legal for permanent use.

 

 


 
 
 
 




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  # 2230735 4-May-2019 11:37
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I will consider the options but the prices can be around $80 difference.

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  # 2230738 4-May-2019 11:55
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Have you looked at Australian sites that would have correct charger? One appears to be only about $20NZ dearer than your US deal.



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  # 2230740 4-May-2019 12:00
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Is that Salons Direct? I have done done hunting around but let me know if it’s different please.

And thank you for the advice.
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  # 2230786 4-May-2019 13:05
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That was one. There was at least one other at $163AU then some at $179. Make sure that the charger supplied is Australia ready as I see some have the AU charger at $40. Make sure you don't have to buy that separately.

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  # 2230800 4-May-2019 13:15
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gregmcc:

 

Go take a look at the product info a WAHL, it clearly say 120V 60HZ, nothing about 230V, the picture also shows a power adapter (wall wart style) with 110V pins.

 

 

 

If you order from Amazon this is what you should expect to get, it looks like there may be other models available from other suppliers that have the AU/NZ 230V style adapter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Amazon the actual suppler says its is 230V, assume they checked the Power supply unit


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  # 2230805 4-May-2019 13:29
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sqishy:

 

gregmcc:

 

Go take a look at the product info a WAHL, it clearly say 120V 60HZ, nothing about 230V, the picture also shows a power adapter (wall wart style) with 110V pins.

 

 

 

If you order from Amazon this is what you should expect to get, it looks like there may be other models available from other suppliers that have the AU/NZ 230V style adapter.

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Amazon the actual suppler says its is 230V, assume they checked the Power supply unit

 

 

Even if the unit was dual 110/230 technically the OP would still have issues. As I mentioned above most workplaces these day require (or should require) anything that is plugged in to be safety tested and tagged. As it's not legal to use a device permanently with a travel adapter and nobody would certify one using this then they would probably run into issues at some point.


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