|By Dave (BonaireTalker - Post #18) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 11:24 am:|
Planning on bringing a blender from the US to the island. Does anyone know if the cycles on the island will be compatible with the US blender. I'd hate to bring it down and find out that the unit will burn out prematurely or run at a slower speed...
|By a retired Grunt, back May 2nd (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #789) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 11:41 am:|
Bonaire electricity is 127 volts at 50 cycles.
|By Trevor Hibdige, Lac Bay Villa (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #141) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 11:45 am:|
From an engineering viewpoint, the 110V 60 Hz machine will run in Bonaire. BUT
|By YucatanPat (Sand$ Condo) (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #322) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 12:01 pm:|
I have used our US bought blender on island with no problems to date and its about three years old.
|By Gail Currie (BonaireTalker - Post #56) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 1:19 pm:|
Trevor - would the different voltage, etc. affect a battery charger also? I have a new Canon G-10 camera that has a battery charger. I am hoping that it will work okay, otherwise I would probably have to look at buying an extra battery & having it charged and ready to go before the trip??
|By Lorraine Meadows (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #1271) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 2:06 pm:|
If you are staying at the divi timeshares, they have a blender in the kitchen.
|By Vince DePietro-www.bonairebeachcondo.com (Extraordinary BonaireTalker - Post #2124) on Wednesday, April 15, 2009 - 5:37 pm:|
Gail..Check the specs on the charger. If it says 50-60hz you're good to go! Additionally make sure you use a surge protector.
|By Trevor Hibdige, Lac Bay Villa (Experienced BonaireTalker - Post #142) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 5:33 am:|
Chargers are generally "universal" these days. I have the Canon 40D and the charger runs 100 - 240 V 50 - 60Hz in small writing on the back. Worth checking as normally non US electronics tends to be designed for a world market whereas the US market is large enough to sometimes only have one voltage. That said, Canon are pretty worldwide !
|By Gail Currie (BonaireTalker - Post #62) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 11:06 am:|
Thanks, I just checked the back of the charger (and yes it is an external charger). Input is 100V-240V AC 50/60 Hz 14VA(100V)-19.2VA(240V). Output is 8.4V. WHATEVER that means! LOL I'm going to assume I'm safe. The charged battery lasts a long time so I don't expect to have to charge it all that often.
|By Glen Reem (Supreme BonaireTalker - Post #2995) on Thursday, April 16, 2009 - 8:08 pm:|
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