Can I use a UK 3DS AC adapter in Japan?

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2 years ago#1
I'm going to Japan for a fortnight later this year, and would like to know whether I'd simply be able to use my own UK charger with a travel plug. I know I could simply buy a Japanese one when I get there, but that would cost me 800-1000 yen, so I'd rather avoid it if possible.

Also, I'd rather get answers from people who actually have some direct knowledge or experience, not just guesses and speculation (I can speculate myself; voltage in Japan is just under half what it is here in the UK, so if I were to guess I'd say that a UK charger would work there, without harming the 3DS, but would charge at half the usual speed).
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2 years ago#2
I don't think they use the same outlets that UK does.
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2 years ago#3
ss4gogeta_dark posted...
I don't think they use the same outlets that UK does.


I am well aware of that. Please read my post more carefully. It specifically says "with a travel plug".
It's the voltage and frequency differences I am concerned about, and that is what I wish to have answers on.
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2 years ago#4
Anyone?
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2 years ago#5
you could always buy a japanese 3ds plug off of ebay japan or amazon japan.might be cheaper and easier.just a thought
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2 years ago#6
SS4kronos33 posted...
you could always buy a japanese 3ds plug off of ebay japan or amazon japan.might be cheaper and easier.just a thought


If I must buy a Japanese 3DS charger, then it would be cheaper to buy one when I get there. But it'll still likely cost me at least 800 yen.
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2 years ago#7
Travel plug works fine. I took mine to thailand last year and it worked fine with the plug adapter
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2 years ago#8
johnnybazookabo posted...
Travel plug works fine. I took mine to thailand last year and it worked fine with the plug adapter


The voltage in Thailand is more or less the same as in the UK, though (220v at 50Htz), so it would be fine.
In Japan it's 100v at 50Htz for East Japan, and 60Htz for West Japan.
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