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Battery Charger Wall Charging Plug

#1
Purchased a battery charger from HK and was suprised to find that the wall plug was not going to work. The prongs on the plug were round and farther apart than the regular plug. So it must be from overseas. Is it possible to change the plug to the type that will work here in the U.S.?
 

Johan

Senior Member
#2
Changing the plug might no be a big problem, but be careful with the expected input voltage.
It sounds like a european plug, we use 220 Volts instead of 110V. So check the required input voltage first.
A lot of devices can use both (autoswitching or sometimes requiring a manual switch).

There are also chargers that require an external power supply (12-18V) like this one:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=7028 (Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger) but those usually come with other plugs of course.
 

xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
Mentor
#6
Changing the plug might no be a big problem, but be careful with the expected input voltage.
It sounds like a european plug, we use 220 Volts instead of 110V. So check the required input voltage first.
A lot of devices can use both (autoswitching or sometimes requiring a manual switch).

There are also chargers that require an external power supply (12-18V) like this one:

http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=7028 (Turnigy Accucel-6 50W 6A Balancer/Charger) but those usually come with other plugs of course.
I just bought one of those and it doesn't come with the 12v supply. HK does have one for this charger, but I'm not sure it would work with yours as a plug-n-play. http://www.hobbyking.com/hobbyking/store/uh_viewItem.asp?idProduct=36904
 

Tritium

Amateur Extra Class K5TWM
#8
baron just chop off the plug and put on one that fits, easily obtained at a big box store. Very easy to do.

Thurmond
 
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xuzme720

Dedicated foam bender
Mentor
#9
You should be able to get yourself an adapter plug for round post European to flat blade American with no issues. Input on the charger is listed at 100 to 220v so should handle our outlets fine.
 
#10
This morning I made my way to the somewhat nearest Radio Shack store with the charger at my side. Talked to the sales person and explained my need for a different electrical plug for the charger. In no time flat he walked over to one of the displays and came back with a plug that could be used for our outlets. Yooo Whooo, hi ho hi ho it off to the field I go!!!!!