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MP3 recharging without computer hook up

I have a cheapie Samsung MP3 player. They don't carry a recharger that plugs into an outlet. Anyone know of a generic recharger that I could buy, with an adapter and converter so I can take my player to Europe? I don't want to find an internet cafe and pay for an hour for it to charge..

Posted by
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On this Graffiti Wall, there is a section on Technology Tips--listed under "plan your trip." You should find what you need to know there.

Posted by
104 posts

Take it to radio shack or the like to see if they have a universal AC adapter, mine did not come with 1 (it also charges usb) and I didn't want to hunt for a place to plug in/charge it.

Posted by
59 posts

IF it plugs into a USB port to charge, You can use a cell phone charger designed for the Motorola Razr or slvr. Pick one up on ebay for $5-$10 and all you will need is a plug adapter as the charger will work on 120-240v

Posted by
221 posts

I checked out Swan's tip to go to the Graffiti Wall and found some good info there, I can get a USB port adapter for under $15 and also found a link for a teeny tiny speaker for $10 I am going to get, thanks Swan!

Posted by
1663 posts

Also try eforcity.com, they carry a wide selection of "generic" adaptors at very reasonable prices. Look under the "Ipod" section - they have a Samsung section. Make sure whatever you buy is dual voltage and you take the proper plug adaptor. I used their Universal USB travel charger ($8.39) in Italy and it worked great.

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I know you posted a while ago, but this may be helpful. My husband went to Radio Shack and purchased a charger that runs on AA batteries. For our iPods he purchased a little adapter in addition. We have tested it at home...we leave in a week for Spain...and it worked like a charm. Good luck.

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thanks CL and Chris for the tips, I didn't know there was a battary operated recharger, but now I don't have time to order anything before I go. I might go to Radio Shack though and check that out.
the outlet charger I found I think is dual voltage, I couldn't be positive, the printing on the thing is so tiny it is hard to read but I am pretty sure it says '120-240' thanks all! I need to update my mp3 player with my Italian for Dummies lessons now!