Question Is it Okay to use 125V cord on 240V outlet?

May 8, 2020
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Hi,
I’ve bought a Laptop from US. But now I am in a country where electrical standard is 240v 50hz. The adapter says 100-240v 2A 50-60hz. So I am not worried about the adapter. Although the cord (which connects outlet and adapter) has a text on it which says 125v 7A. I still think that is okay, but I want to make sure. I assume that since it could handle 7A of current on 125 voltage ( 875W of power), it can easily handle 2A of current on 240 voltage which is (480w of power). Am I right?
 

jojesa

Illustrious
Hi,
I’ve bought a Laptop from US. But now I am in a country where electrical standard is 240v 50hz. The adapter says 100-240v 2A 50-60hz. So I am not worried about the adapter. Although the cord (which connects outlet and adapter) has a text on it which says 125v 7A. I still think that is okay, but I want to make sure. I assume that since it could handle 7A of current on 125 voltage ( 875W of power), it can easily handle 2A of current on 240 voltage which is (480w of power). Am I right?
Yes, you could use the cable.
Usually, if the cable comes with the adapter and the adapter is rated for 240v then the cable should be safe to use on that voltage.
I have a Dell laptop adapter that at the end of the cable says '125v 25A' but has also written in small tiny print all over '300v 60°'
 

jay32267

Illustrious
Hi,
I’ve bought a Laptop from US. But now I am in a country where electrical standard is 240v 50hz. The adapter says 100-240v 2A 50-60hz. So I am not worried about the adapter. Although the cord (which connects outlet and adapter) has a text on it which says 125v 7A. I still think that is okay, but I want to make sure. I assume that since it could handle 7A of current on 125 voltage ( 875W of power), it can easily handle 2A of current on 240 voltage which is (480w of power). Am I right?
You are right....and I think it would be rare to find cable that could not handle 240V.
 

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