Laptop from India; Power Adapter Compatablity

Arun sent the following question via email about carrying laptop from India and power cord comparability in U.S.

Arun –
I need some advice regarding carrying laptops to the US. Since US follows the power system convention of 110V, I was just wondering if the laptops that we use in India would work in the US or if there is any further adaptor etc. that we would need to procure. Thanks in advance for the reply !!

You can bring your laptop from India to US and it should work without issues in U.S. Pretty much all the power adapter/power cord will support Input 100-240V. In India you will be using 230v and in US it will be 110v.

So, bring your laptop with power adapter and I don’t know how the pin configuration that plugs-in the power outlet looks like. Based on that you may have to buy a new power cord that connect from power adapter  to the wall outlet.

If your power adapter supports only 230v instead of 100 to 240v, you can buy a new power adapter + power cord in U.S., it will be about $20 to $40.

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