Just noticed that my Linksys router is only rated for 120VAC. So I guess I need to buy a step down power converter or a different router to use overseas. Considering the price of a step down converter is nearly as much as my Linksys router, I'm thinking it might make more sense just to buy a new router...assuming there is one that would work internationally. I would then only need a $3 plug adapter. Any brands that will work?
06-24-07, 08:25 PM
Your Linksys just has a DC powerpack no? 9v or 12v input I think. That's the way mine was anyway. When I moved to Australia I just went to the local electronics store and picked up a new DC pack for $15.
06-24-07, 08:37 PM
Yeah, the powerpack says output 12VDC 1000mA.
06-24-07, 08:47 PM
Yep...so thats what you can do...just get a new powerpack. I got one that allows you to select the output volatage. 4.5, 5, 6, 9, 12, etc... and they make them for all different amperages. It has a selection of power tips that fit the different power input sizes.
06-24-07, 08:50 PM
cool. could i just pick that up at radio shack so i don't have to deal with looking for an electronics shop abroad?
06-24-07, 08:54 PM
Well...I don't think ratshack is going to have a 240v model. Best to buy it at your destination. Something similar to this is what I bought in Australia. http://www.jaycar.com.au/productView.asp?ID=MP3026&CATID=27&keywords=&SPECIAL=&form=CAT&ProdCodeOnly=&Keyword1=&Keyword2=&pageNumber=&priceMin=&priceMax=&SUBCATID=521