Voltage and Battery Charges

  • Voltage and Battery Charges

    Posted by Gema on August 23, 2018 at 8:25 am

    Hey there! I am a girl traveling with power wheelchair with my boyfriend from Spain to Tokyo next 4th september. We are really worried about how voltage works. The voltage in Spain is 230v and 50 herzios. So, what am I supposed to do/buy?

    Thnk uu

    telebarryg replied 4 years, 3 months ago 6 Members · 11 Replies
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  • wilgo

    Member
    August 23, 2018 at 8:35 am

    Hi,

    The voltage here in Japan is 100v and 50 hertz in East part of Japan such as Tokyo.  West part of Japan such as Osaka, Kyoto is 100v and 60 hertz.

    A voltage converting unit from 240/230 down to 100V along with an adapter should work,

    Check this page for more details.

    Voltage in Japan and Using Wheelchair Battery Chargers

    Wilgo

  • Gema

    Member
    August 23, 2018 at 9:02 am

    Hey! Thank you a lot. The fact is that I really don’t know if my charger would work without a converter because anytime I travel to USA I only change the voltage to 115 without the need of buying it. Will it work if I change it to 115v (my wheelchair has an option on its carger to change the voltage)?

    Thank you

  • Accessible Japan

    Moderator
    August 23, 2018 at 9:07 am

    Hi Gema,

    That is a possibility.  Can you send a picture of your battery charger?  Usually there is a sticker with something like “115~220v” etc written on it.  If you could send that we can give you a better answer.

    Thanks!

  • Josh Grisdale

    Moderator
    August 23, 2018 at 9:10 am

    I have an Invacare wheelchair and it has a switch on the battery charger to change voltages.  What type of chair is it?

    Also, as Accessible Japan said, having a few pictures of the battery charger will help give a better answer. 🙂

  • wheeliewife

    Member
    August 23, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    It might be a good idea to contact the manufacturer and ask their advice, they will probably have an answer.

    Or they might already have something on their website?

  • Josh Grisdale

    Moderator
    August 23, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Great point @WheelieWife!  That is the safest route!

    Here is what my battery charger is like – the voltage can be from between 115~230v but works here when in 115v mode.  The red switch changes modes.

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  • Gema

    Member
    August 23, 2018 at 10:17 pm

    Hey everybody! I really appreciate all of your advices. Here you have a photo of my battery charger as you asked for: as you can see it has a switch on to change voltages either 230v or 110v! So will it work if I change the voltages without a converter?

    Thank you

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  • Gema

    Member
    August 23, 2018 at 10:22 pm

    @josh_grislade

    ohhhh it is exactly the same! Yayyyy thank you a lot, what a relief!!!

  • Accessible Japan

    Moderator
    August 23, 2018 at 10:45 pm

    Great, what a relief!

  • Josh Grisdale

    Moderator
    August 23, 2018 at 10:47 pm

    [quote quote=5373]@josh_grislade

    ohhhh it is exactly the same! Yayyyy thank you a lot, what a relief!!!

    [/quote]

    Awesome!  Enjoy your trip!

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