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Nothing Mini about it,
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Nice hotel room companion for plugging in the laptop, cell phone, iPod, and iPhone when you only have one outlet. The 5v outputs are regulated very well. It's quite a bit larger than it appears in the photograph as well as modestly heavy. Calling it 'mini' is deceptive. It's also rated up to 125v so forget using it anywhere except North America (not mentioned in the technical specs). Otherwise, it's built sturdy as a brick and will endure any punishment your travels may inflict upon it.
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Initial post: Nov 1, 2011 12:25:51 PM PDT
Max L. Kingsbury says:
The 125V rating is key. Thanks for mentioning this.
Posted on Jan 15, 2012 4:37:14 AM PST
Nishanth Chandran says:
It worked perfectly fine in Australia where it is 230V
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 15, 2012 5:27:30 AM PST
Nameless Faceless One says:
I cannot stress enough how dangerous it is to subject this device to double the voltage for which it has been rated. Many devices rated for 125v will also work at 230v... for a brief amount of time before they overheat, melt, and explode into flames. So, good luck with that.
In reply to an earlier post on Jan 29, 2012 11:43:58 AM PST
John Kiff says:
I second that. I have complained to Belkin about not making the 125V limit more prominent. Anyone buying a supposedly travel-oriented gadget would expect it to be useful outside North America...
In reply to an earlier post on Feb 11, 2012 6:35:54 AM PST
Happy Karl says:
Thanks for pointing out that the input voltage is only 125 V. AC. My big grouse ; most repeat most of the electrical rated items on Amazon just do not have this input voltage rating. Sorry to be sounding exclusivist - "does America thinks the world starts and end with them - if I use 125 volts ; I presume, entire world uses 125 volts"
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2012 1:35:18 PM PST
irish lass says:
But would it not be OK to use in Europe if you plug the Belkin into a converter first?
In reply to an earlier post on Mar 4, 2012 1:59:06 PM PST
Nameless Faceless One says:
Most converters only convert the plug, not the voltage. The moral of the story is - if you need a USB charger in Europe, do not use this one from Belkin. You could also look for a powered USB hub instead of a dedicated charger.
In reply to an earlier post on May 14, 2012 12:48:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 14, 2012 12:48:36 PM PDT
Fredel Fruhman says:
The word 'converter' is ambiguous; are you 'converting' the voltage or only the shape of the plug? An 'adapter' makes the plug fit into a different outlet. A "transformer" changes the voltage (specifically, if you're going to use US products in most other countries, you'd need a "step-down transformer").
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 22, 2012 3:57:59 PM PDT
Great! I just used it in France. Glad I didn't start a fire. Any suggestions for a device just like this but rated for european voltage?
Also what amps are the usb ports outputting? when charging one device? two devices? Can I charge an ipad and an iphone on this?
In reply to an earlier post on Jul 23, 2012 7:47:13 PM PDT
I have used this in Europe (several countries, more than a few weeks at a time), Hong Kong (more than a week) and India (more than a few weeks). So far, so good.