220V, 50 Hz - 110V, 60 Hz


#1

Hi,

Anyone know what sort of transformer I would need to charge my cellphone in Bali?

Lonely Planet told me that Taiwan uses 110V, 60 Hz, and Indonesia uses 220V, 50 Hz .


#2

You need to get a “travel charger” that not only compensates for these two starndard voltages, but includes a kit of different plugs. Travel chargers are extremely common and can be purchased at just about any cell phone/operator store. Just make sure that travel charger works with your cell phone model.


#3

Or just buying a charger in Bali might be cheaper than buying a ‘travel transformer’.

bri


#4

When you get to Bali just go to Kuta Center…there are several phone shops there. If you need any help, let me know and I can have my girlfriend meet you…


#5

Many current phones e.g newer Nokia and Sony brands, already have universal transformers (mine does)

It’s voltage range is 100-250V 50-60HZ, so you might just need a size or pin adapter. (Check yours)

If not, like O’Brian said, just buy one when you get there.


#6

Gong Hua Shang Chang (the computer market under Song Jian Rd at Ba De Rd intersection) has the lowest prices on mini-transformer/plugs that do this job. As I recall they are about NT$200. Expect to pay double in the airport.

But as ‘subway52’ says check to see if you have a universal power supply first, in which case all you will need is the plug.

Many laptop computers, some battery chargers, some desktop computers and printers also have this 100-240V operational range. Read the label carefully to see. Some will say 100-120V, this is not the same thing!


#7

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Anytime you travel and have electricity doubts, here is the quintessential resource:

http://kropla.com/electric2.htm

Cool, huh?


#8

Your local RT mart should sell voltage converters, about 160NT as far as I remember. As was already mentioned, check your recharger first, it may be dual voltage. Remember, plugging a 220V device into a 110V outlet probably won’t do any harm, but a 110 into 220V and it and you are most likely zapped!