Laptop power help?

I have 2 Dell Laptops which I bought in USA. I'm using them in India. Indian electricity details: 240V at 50-60 Hz and 50W.

USA: 120V.

I bought step down transformers which convert 240V to 120V. But they didn't work. Both the laptops are capable of handling 110V to 240V. When I use a plug pin converter alone the laptops get charged, but when I use the transformers, they don't charge. When I used these laptops directly with 120V in USA, they worked fine. I'm clueless as of what to do. Please help me. Thanks in advance.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    whoever gave you the idea of the step down transformer !

    your power adapter is auto-sensing 100 - 250 volts ac, 50 / 60 hz > so you can jolly well operate it anyplace on the globe

    only difficulty would be the wall plug socket, which differ in shape and dimension from country to country

    in your case a simple wall plug adapter chould cost no more than rs: 25 locally

    take your power adapter to any computer or electrcal store and get the correct part

    just btw: no reason why it should not work with your step down transformer

    something wrong there, either the transformation ratio 2:1 is incorrect and delivers lower voltage or it is a transformer - rectifier > delivering dc volts ... if only you could check that aspect out and keep me informed

    only for academic sake that

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    check the original charger, if it's written 120v-240v then you can just get a converter which converts the usa plug into the india one.

    otherwise buy a charger from india for india for your laptops.

    here's my website for more info www.laptopquestions.co.uk

  • tezeno
    Lv 4
    4 years ago

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    sounds like the step down transformers arent working --- dont plug ur comp into the power outlets unless u have the right conversion --- u will have 2 dells that r useless and broken

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The original chargers should be able to supply power. Any standard adapter supports 100V-240V. Mine does it too.

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