Voltage and Battery Charges
MemberAugust 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?
MemberAugust 23, 2018 at 8:35 am
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.
MemberAugust 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)?
ModeratorAugust 23, 2018 at 9:07 am
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.
ModeratorAugust 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. 🙂
MemberAugust 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?
MemberAugust 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?
MemberAugust 23, 2018 at 10:22 pm
ohhhh it is exactly the same! Yayyyy thank you a lot, what a relief!!!
ModeratorAugust 23, 2018 at 10:45 pm
Great, what a relief!
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