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Galaxy M style only charges on usb.


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#1 flyswatter888

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:04 AM

I'm in Korea temporarily, and I bought a Samsung Galaxy M(magical) style phone provide by Olleh. It charges with what I believe is micro usb. The problem is, when i plug it in the wall, nothing happens. I have a theory, and wondering if anyone has more knowledge on it, or has a solution. My theory, is most Korean outlets I believe are 220v, but where I am staying has american 110v outlets. So i'm thinking that could be the reason. Can anyone back that up or provide an alternate reason or suggestion? Thanks.



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Posted 19 May 2013 - 01:42 PM

The US standard is 120V @ 60Hz, Korea has 220/110V @ 60 Hz.

Sources: http://www.digitaltigers.com/international-power.asp and http://www.equitech.com/support/worldpwr.html

I'm wondering if the AC adapter is looking for 120V? Just a theory.

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 08:42 PM

there were two charging cords that came with the phone. one was just a usb to micro usb, and the other was a micro usb to the korean style rounded two plug ac adapter. it says 100-240v 50-60hz on it, but i can't plug  that in becuase i have american plugs. I have an american style ac adapter that has a female usb slot that I am plugging the other cord into, and nothing happens. When I plug that cord into my usb it charges, but extremely slowly. 



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Posted 20 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

If it charges really slowly that tells me it's the right voltage but probably at the wrong amperage. Without a mutimeter, the outlet used and charging specs in front of me I'm only giving you my best guesses. I've never been fond of using voltage adapters for charging electronics, personally. I've always run into issues of some sort. I would just buy a dedicated AC adapter for the model phone.

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Posted 26 June 2013 - 01:13 PM

Just an update if anyone cares but I doubt it..... I bought a 112-120v -220-240v ac adapter and everything is fine now. Thanks



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Posted 26 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

Thanks for letting us know how you resolved the issue.

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