Phones forum

General discussion

Charging Cell Phone Battery Internationally

by chicagozip / April 14, 2007 4:36 PM PDT

I can't seem to get a straight answer to my question from Cingular or LG. I have a relatively new LG cell phone, model CU500. It came with a "travel adapter" that I use here in the U.S. to charge the battery. The adapter reads "Input: 100-240V..." With the use of a plug adapter to fit into the wall outlet, can I use this LG Travel Adapter to charge my phone in a foreign country (Turkey) that has 220V instead of our 110V?

Post a reply
Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Charging Cell Phone Battery Internationally
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Charging Cell Phone Battery Internationally
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
by birdmantd Forum moderator / April 14, 2007 11:28 PM PDT

If the travel charger clearly states it can convert to correct voltage I don't see how that would be a problem. While Cingular would have no clue (because they aren't the manufacturer), LG should be able to answer your questions. My guess is that LG won't guarantee that it will work correctly and if your battery is damaged they won't be liable.

Collapse -
CU 500
by Romasteve / April 14, 2007 11:44 PM PDT

Almost all cell phone charges are now 120 to 240. As is my CU 500 that I bought from Cingular and charged here in Rome.


Collapse -
With 220 being in between 100 and 240 ...
by Kees Bakker / April 15, 2007 1:18 AM PDT

the answer is clearly yes.


Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,224 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,453 discussions
Laptops 20,090 discussions
Security 30,722 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 20,937 discussions
Windows 10 1,295 discussions
Phones 16,252 discussions
Windows 7 7,684 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,215 discussions


Roku Streaming Stick 2016

Roku has the most apps, the simplest interface and the best search, making it CNET's favorite way to stream Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, HBO and all the rest.