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I own a canon sd750, i really want to bring my camera but im worried about charging it. Do i have to buy a adapter, and even if i do is it possible it to send too much electricity into it and burn it out. Just wondering about how to bring a digital camera?

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An adapter doesn’t convert the voltage.  It only adapts your plug to the local outlets.  An adapter is used for appliances that can handle the European 220 voltage.  It should say on the appliance, if it can use 220 V.  Some appliances are designed to handle both 110 V and 220 V which means that a simple adaptor can be used when you take the appliance to Europe.
 
If the appliance is strictly 110 V, then you need a converter.
 
Take a look at your camera, and see what it says.


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Most chargers for which you have to take out the battery from the camera, like your CB-2LV, will work on both 110V and 230V systems, to be sure, just check the back of the charger.
I also have a US model of my camera and it works fine on the 230V system with just an adaptor.

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I usually just bring an extra battery for my camera instead of worrying about charging it. I’m sure it’s possible, but it always seemed like a pain to me.

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my battery charger says 100V-240V so that means it will be ok to use in Europe that itll work with Voltage in bewteen that.

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my battery charger says 100V-240V so that means it will be ok to use in Europe that itll work with Voltage in bewteen that.
Right, you won’t need a converter, but you will need adapter plugs to fit the outlets — 1 plug for UK and Ireland and a different one for the rest of Europe.

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Thanks everyone, one more thing, When i take my digital camera on the plane i dont want to chance loosing my luggage and not having the camera for my trip around spain since ill be leaving my friends house a couple days after we arrive for the trip. Is it safe to have my digital camera go throug the xray machine when they check the carryon bag?

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Absolutely…digital cameras are fine to take on a plane. Depending on who’s in charge on board you msy even be able to use it during take off/landing for awesome window snaps.  I’ve taken some beauties during Australian domestic flights.

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It wont erase any memory on my memory card?
 

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It didn’t delete mine! I mean I can’t promise anything coz I don’t know how it all works but I’ve been right across my country without any hassles whatsoever.  Pretty sure your memory card will be safe.

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Xray will not have any adverse affect on your memory card at all.

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hey, im set with having an adapter and my digital camera says it can take the voltage in europe. I was wondering how everyone charges there battery. Wether i can charge it on the train? or is it safe to charge in an outlet at the hostel while im sleeping or while im gone or does anyone have any info on the matter?

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There are outlets on some trains, but the easily accessible ones that are designed for travelers to use are most common in 1st class or cars designed for business travelers. You may be able to charge your camera on the train, but I would not count on it.

You can charge your battery in a hostel. While it’s probably relatively “safe” (both from a theft and an electricity standpoing) to leave it unattended, I wouldn’t. It’s unlikely that your battery and charger will be stolen (the thief would need a camera like yours to use it) there’s always a possibility — and it would be disasterous for your trip if it happened. Given the crap shoot that’s electricity in Europe (twice as much electrical force in the lines, older infrastructure, more frequent surges and drops) you’ll want to keep an eye on your charger. I wouldn’t leave it plugged in for a long time after the battery was charged.