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    Hey there! I am a girl traveling with power wheelchair with my boyfriend from Spain to Tokyo next 4th september. We are really worried about how voltage works. The voltage in Spain is 230v and 50 herzios. So, what am I supposed to do/buy?

    Thnk uu

    #5362

    wilgo
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    @wilgo

    Hi,

    The voltage here in Japan is 100v and 50 hertz in East part of Japan such as Tokyo.  West part of Japan such as Osaka, Kyoto is 100v and 60 hertz.

    A voltage converting unit from 240/230 down to 100V along with an adapter should work,

    Check this page for more details.
    https://www.accessible-japan.com/voltage-japan-wheelchair-battery-chargers/

    Wilgo

    Jun Sumii
    Wilgo - Transportation service for wheelchair travelers

    https://odekakeoffice.jp/en/
    [email protected]
    +81-70-4464-3502

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    #5363

    Hey! Thank you a lot. The fact is that I really don’t know if my charger would work without a converter because anytime I travel to USA I only change the voltage to 115 without the need of buying it. Will it work if I change it to 115v (my wheelchair has an option on its carger to change the voltage)?

    Thank you

    #5364

    Accessible Japan
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    @AccessibleJapan

    Hi Gema,

    That is a possibility.  Can you send a picture of your battery charger?  Usually there is a sticker with something like “115~220v” etc written on it.  If you could send that we can give you a better answer.

    Thanks!

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    #5365

    Josh
    Participant
    @Josh_Grisdale

    I have an Invacare wheelchair and it has a switch on the battery charger to change voltages.  What type of chair is it?

    Also, as Accessible Japan said, having a few pictures of the battery charger will help give a better answer. 🙂

    I love accessible travel so much I started this website and Accessible Japan!
    Power wheelchair user.

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    #5369

    wheeliewife
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    @WheelieWife

    It might be a good idea to contact the manufacturer and ask their advice, they will probably have an answer.

    Or they might already have something on their website?

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    #5371

    Josh
    Participant
    @Josh_Grisdale

    Great point @wheeliewife!  That is the safest route!

    Here is what my battery charger is like – the voltage can be from between 115~230v but works here when in 115v mode.  The red switch changes modes.

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    I love accessible travel so much I started this website and Accessible Japan!
    Power wheelchair user.

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    #5372

    Hey everybody! I really appreciate all of your advices. Here you have a photo of my battery charger as you asked for: as you can see it has a switch on to change voltages either 230v or 110v! So will it work if I change the voltages without a converter?

    Thank you

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    #5373

    @josh_grislade

    ohhhh it is exactly the same! Yayyyy thank you a lot, what a relief!!!

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    #5374

    Accessible Japan
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    @AccessibleJapan

    Great, what a relief!

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