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Can I use a charger that is either 220V/60Hz or 220V/50Hz for a 3.6V Cordless Screwdriver?

Question:

Hi..I just purchased the 3.6V Cordless Screwdriver (840218) and of course it came with a charger whose input is rated as 120V/60Hz. Can I use a charger that is either 220V/60Hz or 220V/50Hz so long as the output is the same 5V/300mA? I am with the USNavy stationed in Spain and the available current is 220V/50Hz....although I can find chargers that are 220V/50-60Hz. Thanks a great deal for your help.

Answer:

Hi Robert,
O.K., I've just spoken with our engineer and find that you can use the 220V w/5V 300ma transformer output but the only difference you'll find is that the 50 cycle will do two things: 1) It will cause the transformer to heat up slightly and, 2) There will be a reduction of voltage output but should work O.K. requiring a little longer charging time. Hope this fills your needs.

Happy New Year,

Carl.



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