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I recently bought myself a t3i after buying one for my sister and fell in love with the camera. I will be in China this April and will be bringing my camera with me, my wife is already there, she tells me the electrical plug is pretty much the same as in America in Beijing, but I'm unsure if the charger for the camera will work with the different currents in china.

I don't know all this electrical stuff but I know some countries carry a different standard of electrical currents or ratings, my laptop works in china I know that due to having a current converter built into the power pack but I'm unsure about the camera charger.

It's just a standard issue battery charger for the canon t3i. So will this charger work in china? Anyone know? Thank you in advance.
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post #2 of 14
Should just require a converter... if worst comes to worst, you could always buy a battery charger for your battery while you're there and then return it before you leave, though I dont necessarily endorse this kind of behavior.
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check the manual or on the charger it should list the supported voltages and look for 110v - 230/240v, or if it doeant as the above poster said buy a charger for your camera.. they are probably cheap there so why bother to return it thumb.gif
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Originally Posted by stubass View Post

check the manual or on the charger it should list the supported voltages and look for 110v - 230/240v, or if it doeant as the above poster said buy a charger for your camera.. they are probably cheap there so why bother to return it thumb.gif

Probably because the OP will probably never use it again..? Dont get me wrong, I could be completely wrong. In which case, get me wrong.
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Originally Posted by MistaBernie View Post

Probably because the OP will probably never use it again..? Dont get me wrong, I could be completely wrong. In which case, get me wrong.

thats true, i just agree with your "dont endorse this kind of behavior" so if its cheap just keep it and leave it the cuboard.. it might come in handy again oneday or he can list it on ebay lol
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Good point (s).
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Charger will probably be like $5USD over there. Buy it and keep it imo.
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china uses 220v UNLIKE the states, with nearly the same plug as the USA (they do not have a fatter negative like we do here), so if your t3i charger has 1 fat terminal you can always shave it down or buy an adapter there.
Edited by mz-n10 - 3/2/12 at 10:43pm
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Charger says Input AC100-240V 50/60Hz so maybe it'll work?

Source:http://www.stayonline.com/reference-international-plugs.aspx

The Chinese GB 2099 non-grounded appear to be physically identical to the NEMA 1-15 found in North America. In many cases a North American plug will mate with Chinese receptacles without an adapter. However, the Chinese standard holds to tighter dimensional measurements than those in North America. This means that in some cases North American plugs will not quite fit into Chinese receptacles.
Edited by httuner - 3/3/12 at 12:58am
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From what i recall china uses 220v, but also depending on what kind of plug you are using, you might need an convertor (or possibly and inverter) . The common plug types are type "A", " I " and "G". Hong kong will be using type "G".

Also, if your staying at hotels you can ask for adaptors/ inverters at the front desk (which they keep for foreigners). Usually me and my GF stay at Hyatts or on occasion Conrad's in asia, typically they already have the inverters in the room or just rig up concierge and they provide them. smile.gif

Edit: This past summer i picked up one of these converters from target just in case since it was pretty cheap, overall worked fine
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