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    Default Charging from a 220V Outlet

    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!
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    Default Re: Charging from a 220V Outlet

    No one here went through a similar situation and is willing to share the story? Hmmm...
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    Default Re: Charging from a 220V Outlet

    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.

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    Default Re: Charging from a 220V Outlet

    Seems to me you would also need something like this.
    Amazon.com: TOOGOO 5X USA US to EU Euro Plug Converter Travel Charger Adapter AC Power Plug Adapter: Cell Phones & Accessories

    This is not from experience.
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    Default Re: Charging from a 220V Outlet

    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.
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    Default Re: Charging from a 220V Outlet

    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

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    Default Re: Charging from a 220V Outlet

    I just used a US to NZ plug adapter when my Nexus 7 arrived from Amazon. No problems at all with 230 volts..

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