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    I am shortly going on a cruise and would like to take my laptop.

    The cruise brochure states that the electrics on the ship use the American 100 volt system rather than the 240V standard in the UK.

    I need to know if it is safe to use the supplied Dell adapter. The label states 100-240V input, and, as there appears to be no way of switching between the two it is possible that either can be used, but I am no electrician and it is possible that it has been factory set to 240V as the laptop was for sale in the UK.

    I tried Dell chat, but it turns out that this is manned by sales staff (in India) who told me that my laptop can operate at 65 W or 90W, and equally useless information such as input current max 1.6 A .

    Unless an authoritive answer is forthcoming from the Lounge I shall play safe and leave the laptop at home.

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    the power supply automatically uses voltages between 100 and 240. It should work with no problems.

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    You may want to verify that you have the correct connector or adapter for the boat's system.
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    Hello George - This may be useful to determine type of plug you have and what type of plug will be needed.

    AC power plugs and sockets

    Enjoy the trip !!!

    Tim

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tim Sullivan View Post
    Hello George - This may be useful to determine type of plug you have and what type of plug will be needed.

    AC power plugs and sockets

    Enjoy the trip !!!

    Tim
    Thank you gentlemen.
    I shall take the laptop and see what type of socket they have on the ship. If my traveller's connector doesn't fit, they may have the appropriate type on sale. If not, it will be necessary to rely on internet cafes, on board or ashore, so I am loading essential files and programmes on a memory stick.

    Tim and mercyh, you must spend a great deal of your time responding to postings in the lounge - you always keep popping up. I'm sure that I'm not the only one who is very grasteful.

    George

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