1. amoga's Avatar
    I have a Nexus tablet, bought in Canada, that I believe uses a 5V / 2A adapter. I can't really read the label on the side of the adapter anymore, but from browsing the Net I noticed that this (i.e. 5V / 2A) should be the standard for the 2012 version of the 7" Nexus tablet.

    The problem that I have is that I'm planning on traveling to Europe soon and I'm pretty sure that the standard plug connector in North America is NOT going to fit into the European wall sockets. So how can I charge my Nexus over there?

    As I see it, the simplest thing would be to use a plug adapter (such as this one: http://www.safenet.com/images/plug_adapter_euro_lg.jpg) and keep the original power adapter that comes with the tablet. Would that work? (As I said, I can't read the label on the adapter anymore so I can't see if it is able to take in 220V or is built for 110V only. If the latter case, then I guess this won't be a valid solution.)

    Could anyone please recommend a tried-and-true solution?

    Thanks in advance!
    04-16-2014 05:37 PM
  2. amoga's Avatar
    No one here went through a similar situation and is willing to share the story? Hmmm...
    04-23-2014 10:15 AM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! The official Nexus 7 charger specifies 110-240V, so if you have the charger that came with the device, it ought to be compatible. I agree that it can often be difficult to read the fine print on the charger itself--try using a magnifying glass and a penlight, if you want to be absolutely sure.

    https://play.google.com/store/device...exus_7_charger
    04-23-2014 10:58 PM
  4. ohmslaw's Avatar
    04-24-2014 06:12 PM
  5. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Correct--assuming the charger is the official Nexus 7 charger that can operate between 110 and 240 V, then all you need is the plug adapter to fit the country's sockets--no need for the voltage converter.
    04-24-2014 06:22 PM
  6. dpham00's Avatar
    All OEM power adapters for smartphones and tablets that I have seen support both 110/220. So just a plug adapter is all you need. I have used a few US spec chargers in 220v countries without issue. But always check to make sure that the charger supports the voltage of wherever you are going

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
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    04-24-2014 06:28 PM
  7. paulw3's Avatar
    I just used a US to NZ plug adapter when my Nexus 7 arrived from Amazon. No problems at all with 230 volts..
    04-24-2014 08:46 PM

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