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Wireless Router With Electical Input Issue


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#1 ekearney

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:25 AM

I have a D-Link DI -524 wireless router and I`ve taken it to Thailand. The power plug says

Input:120 VAC 60Hz 150W
Output: 7.5 VDC 1000mA

I believe that the electical outlets here run at 220 Volts. I mistakenly plugged in this router and it`s power light flashed for a moment before going off. Did I fry it? Is there any adapter that I could use to get this to work?

Any ideas would help
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 09:43 AM

You have burnt the power plug unit out. So you'll need to buy another. The router itself might still be OK.

One needs a step down transformer to reduce the local voltage from 220/240 V to the 120 V in order to use a similar router. (Transformers are probably available locally.)

Please be very careful of any other equipment you might use there that are of dissimilar voltages. It could get very expensive.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 11:15 AM

Cool, thanks a lot for the quick reply!

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Posted 30 June 2008 - 11:20 AM

You're Welcome.

Please feel free to ask similar questions here. One will surely help you sort it all out.
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Posted 30 June 2008 - 02:46 PM

One thing to look for when buying a power transformer. If it is labeled as a "Switching" power transformer/supply it will automatically adjust between 110V and 220V
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