Importing a US 3DS XL, question about the charger.

#1TatsuSuouPosted 1/24/2013 10:29:51 PM
So I'm importing a US 3DS XL (I live in Australia) so I can play all the games we don't get or get delayed here.

My question is, what charger do I need? I have a DS Lite charger, will that work or will I need a new one? Is the charger the comes with the 3DS XL 240V as well so I can just use a power plug converter?
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#2smashmaster1111Posted 1/24/2013 10:40:17 PM
I believe American 3ds chargers are either 120V or 110V
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#3n00bsaib0tPosted 1/24/2013 10:59:39 PM
IIRC, the battery is dual voltage but the charger is not. A simple plug converter won't work, you would need one of those boxes that converts 220 to 110 for the charger, but if you could get a 220 3DS charger you can use it with the NA 3DS battery.
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#4scigeek101Posted 1/24/2013 11:23:12 PM
Fun fact, all 3ds consoles are identical regardless of region. The only difference being that one line of code to arbitrality lock cross region compatibility to maintain high prices in markets like Australia.

The chargers however are desinged to convert the local electric standard to what the 3ds uses, so just use your local bought charger and you should be fine.
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#5PokeMasterPosted 1/24/2013 11:29:22 PM
Buy a local charger at EB or something, or if you're in NSW or Victoria, buy a usb DSi/3DS charger at a Daiso store for $2.80.
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#6TatsuSuou(Topic Creator)Posted 1/25/2013 12:36:33 AM
Thanks guys, I'll pick up a charger from EB or ebay.
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#7MWGPosted 1/25/2013 8:09:41 AM
It uses the same charger as the DSi or regular 3DS, which IS different from the one that came with the DS Lite (which was different than the one that came with the original DS and GBA SP models, IIRC). The box should say which systems the charger will work with.
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#8shmirlywhirlPosted 1/25/2013 11:04:34 AM
Don't quote me here, but wasn't the US XL the only one to come with a charger?
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#9krw703Posted 1/25/2013 12:08:57 PM
scigeek101 posted...
Fun fact, all 3ds consoles are identical regardless of region. The only difference being that one line of code to arbitrality lock cross region compatibility to maintain high prices in markets like Australia.

The chargers however are desinged to convert the local electric standard to what the 3ds uses, so just use your local bought charger and you should be fine.


So what you're saying is I could buy a battery for my 3DS LL from the US Nintendo site and it'd work without any problems?
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#10scigeek101Posted 1/27/2013 12:35:18 PM
krw703 posted...
scigeek101 posted...
Fun fact, all 3ds consoles are identical regardless of region. The only difference being that one line of code to arbitrality lock cross region compatibility to maintain high prices in markets like Australia.

The chargers however are desinged to convert the local electric standard to what the 3ds uses, so just use your local bought charger and you should be fine.


So what you're saying is I could buy a battery for my 3DS LL from the US Nintendo site and it'd work without any problems?


As long as you use an Australian charger you should be fine.

Don't use an American charger (Not like its going to fit into the wall without an adapter anyway) because your 200+ Australian voltage will fry the 120 volt charger.
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