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Y510 Power or Voltage Requirements (United States to Australia)

2008-05-27, 5:19 AM

Hello everyone,

I'm seriously considering purchasing a Lenovo IdeaPad Y510 (59013779) notebook.  I am moving from the United States to Australia as an international graduate student.  I was planning on simply buying an international cord, the bit that goes from the wall to the powerbrick; so I could simply plug the notebook in without the hassle of using/lugging a converter around.

I just checked Cnet Reviews for the voltage/power specs as they do not seem to be listed at the Lenovo website.  According to Cnet, the power brick works with voltages ranging from: AC 120/230v.  Voltage in Australia is 240v, yet the Y510 is available in Australia.  Why the discrepancy?

I do not want to fry the motherboard =)

Any sound advice?

Cheers!



Message Edited by Firefly2462 on 05-27-2008 01:52 AM

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Re: Y510 Power or Voltage Requirements (United States to Australia)

2008-05-27, 10:36 AM


Firefly2462 wrote:

According to Cnet, the power brick works with voltages ranging from: AC 120/230v. 


The 19V Lenovo 90W  power adapter supplied with the Y510 (59013779) is a standard part rated for operation from 100V to 240V AC, 50/60 Hz.
 
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Bill
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Re: Y510 Power or Voltage Requirements (United States to Australia)

2008-05-27, 16:42 PM
Great!  I should be able to use it wherever I go then! =)

Thanks for the reply Bill!

Confirmed (29/5/08):
I received my Ideapad Y510 today.
The label on the back of the powerbrick indicates that it is compatible with AC 120/240v.
This is great if you travel or study internationally as you will only require a plug converter/cord depending on your duration of stay!


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Re: Y510 Power or Voltage Requirements (United States to Australia)

2008-08-18, 10:55 AM
Got a similar question.  I have a 65W 20 V Lenovo charger for a R60 and going to europe.  The writing on the charger not readable. Can I assume that this can also work on 220/240 and all I need is an plug adapter?
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Re: Y510 Power or Voltage Requirements (United States to Australia)

2008-08-20, 11:04 AM
you need a plug adapter, there are quite a variety of plugs in Europe, so you should find out what plug type is used in Europe.
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Re: Y510 Power or Voltage Requirements (United States to Australia)

2008-08-21, 9:18 AM

I would recommend buying a universal travel plug adapter after you arrive in Europe. They usually cost around $10-20.   Beware that a plug adapter does not change voltages.

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