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Topic # 225761 4-Dec-2017 20:10
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have brought a Bluetooth speaker from amazon..powered only by mains..
Is all I require to power it a travel plug converter..





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  Reply # 1912907 4-Dec-2017 20:14
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It depends. Check the input voltage, if its 110 - 230V then yes just a travel converter type thing. If it's only 110V then you need a transformer, which is bigger, heavier, and more expensive.

 

Travel converters aren't super safe. You're not allowed to sell new electronics in NZ that rely on them.





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  Reply # 1912910 4-Dec-2017 20:22
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will have a look cant actually see the voltage..its fugoo xl style speaker





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  Reply # 1912957 4-Dec-2017 20:59
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If it's the XL Sport then it uses a USB charger. You can use any wall charger you get from a local retailer.

 

I had a Fugoo here and just handed it over to @dratsab last week.





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  Reply # 1912958 4-Dec-2017 20:59
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Might be easiest if you can post a link to the item that you purchased from amazon?




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  Reply # 1912960 4-Dec-2017 21:03
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Fugoo
style xl not sport




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  Reply # 1912963 4-Dec-2017 21:05
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Portable




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  Reply # 1912964 4-Dec-2017 21:06
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They are all the same. I linked to Amazon from your previous post.

 

The Fugoo Style XL product page is here. It comes with a USB adapter. You only need a local USB adapter.







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  Reply # 1912965 4-Dec-2017 21:07
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On phone now can't do copy paste or not no how




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  Reply # 1912966 4-Dec-2017 21:09
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Ok thanks just got worried as.it says only charges via power sub is to charge phone only from what I read..maybe diff specs of brought from Amazon??




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  Reply # 1912969 4-Dec-2017 21:11
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Def says charge battery from power not usb or am.I reading it wrong




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  Reply # 1912971 4-Dec-2017 21:12
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Not sure what you mean by 'powered only by mains' - it has a large battery that you charge via a standard USB cable with USB micro B at one end, a la zillions of mobile phones. If you've just brought it from Amazon it should have an 'official' charger and USB cable in the box.

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  Reply # 1912975 4-Dec-2017 21:17
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The manual (http://www.fugoo.com/template/images/downloads/Fugoo-XL-Speaker-User-Manual.pdf) states that it's "Charged by 19VDC international AC adapter (included)" - so given that it states it's an international AC adapter, you should be able to use a travel adaptor to charge.

 

The website images do appear to imply that its a USB power brick?

 

 




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  Reply # 1912984 4-Dec-2017 21:22
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Ok so Will need a travel adapter then..asked a.question on Fugoo fb site they replied can.only be charged via mains.power so can't b charged via usb??




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  Reply # 1912987 4-Dec-2017 21:27
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Also, you can connect your sound source (phone, iPod etc) to it via an included 3.5mm TRS cable to save battery power.

From the little test I did yesterday, these speakers go really loud. It'll be competing against a Stihl 044 chainsaw tomorrow :-)

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  Reply # 1912989 4-Dec-2017 21:30
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foxy38: Ok so Will need a travel adapter then..asked a.question on Fugoo fb site they replied can.only be charged via mains.power so can't b charged via usb??


It probably needs to store more energy than a power bank would be able to feed so yeah, mains.

Edit: that's a mains adaptor with a USB cable attached...

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