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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 3:50 am    Post subject: Vonage overseas & step down transformer (Am I fried?) Reply with quote Back to top

I bought a Vonage IP8100 because I wanted to keep my US # overseas. Anyway, after carefully studying the 8100-1 charger (117VAC 6.5W), I went and bought a step-down transformer (115VAC 24W Max).

I plug my phone in it. It works for a week. Now it's dead. Not charging. Not turning on. Nothing. The base station is fine (but that AC adaptor can handle 240V), just the charger + phone is dead.

Actually, I'm not sure which is dead, the charger or the phone.

I know the step-down transformer works just fine because I can plug in my laptop/Blackberry/etc.

Very frustrating!!

Any ideas?

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PostPosted: Wed Nov 14, 2007 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

I've lived overseas twice with the military and used transformers at both locations. My experience is the difference between 60Hz and 50Hz. Some appliances are more tolerant than others. Sounds like the phone wasn't agreeable to the 50Hz found in Europe. My suggestion is to find a phone that can accomodate the frequency difference! I'm sure they exist, just do some shopping around.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 16, 2007 1:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Back to top

Certainly a bit of voltage variation from the step down tranformer shouldn't have any serious consequences, although other factors might. I live in a part of Brazil where the voltage fluctuates throughout the day--anywhere from 100 to 132, and it has never caused any serious difficulties with a/c adapters or chargers. Other equipment--particularly anything with with motors, is another matter. Most of my Voip and telephone equipment comes from North America and has been going just fine for years with these power fluctuations. Interestingly, the electrical company here specifies that anything between 116 and 132 volts is "acceptable," although they have trouble making their own targets even in that wide range.

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