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Old October 15 2012, 05:08 PM   #1
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Are iPods dual voltage?

I have an iPod classic that I want to charge in my computer, but Iím living in Europe right now. My computer is dual voltage, meaning it can handle the 110 voltage of an American outlet or the 220 voltage of a European outlet. I use my computer to charge my iPod all the time when Iím in America. But, can an iPod classic handle the 220 voltage now running through my computer? Is an iPod classic also dual voltage? My iPod classic is 6th generation, I think (I received it as a gift a couple years ago).

FYI, I bought my iPod classics when living in America, if that makes any difference. I donít know if there are any differences between the iPods sold in America vs. those sold in other countries.
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Re: Are iPods dual voltage?

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I have an iPod classic that I want to charge in my computer, but Iím living in Europe right now. My computer is dual voltage, meaning it can handle the 110 voltage of an American outlet or the 220 voltage of a European outlet. I use my computer to charge my iPod all the time when Iím in America. But, can an iPod classic handle the 220 voltage now running through my computer? Is an iPod classic also dual voltage? My iPod classic is 6th generation, I think (I received it as a gift a couple years ago).

FYI, I bought my iPod classics when living in America, if that makes any difference. I donít know if there are any differences between the iPods sold in America vs. those sold in other countries.
If you are hooking up the iPod to your USB port, then the voltage is irrelevant--the USB port will always be regulated to the right voltage for any USB-powered device.
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Old October 15 2012, 05:33 PM   #3
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Re: Are iPods dual voltage?

Really???? I never knew that?
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Old October 15 2012, 05:39 PM   #4
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Your power source ceases to matter the moment it hits your power supply (the block-shaped segment of your power cord.) From that point on, it's transformed to the right voltage for your computer.

USB is a set of international standards, so voltage differences between countries do not matter in a USB-compliant device.
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Old October 15 2012, 05:47 PM   #5
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Re: Are iPods dual voltage?

USB is 5 volts DC.

All of the electronics in your computer use relatively low DC voltages, either 12,5, or 3.3.

The power supply converts the AC voltage from the wall outlet into DC voltages that the computer can use.
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