A change of scenery every once in a while can be very refreshing but maintaining your oral care routine is just as crucial. Switching to a manual toothbrush while travelling can be unfavourable for some. So, the question of your Oral-B electric toothbrush charger working abroad can put you in a dilemma. All the Oral-B electric toothbrushes come with region-specific battery chargers and thus, you would require a voltage converter or a plug adapter to use it overseas. Let’s understand if your electric toothbrush can be used abroad in some simple steps.
How To Check If Your Electric Toothbrush Charger Can be Used Overseas?
- Check the voltage charge mentioned on the base of your Oral-B toothbrush charger
- Check the voltage of the region you are travelling to
Refer to the table below to find out if you require a voltage converter:
(Printed on the base)
|Where Can It Be Used?||Requirement of a Voltage converter|
|100 - 240V
Smart Plug with some Genius models
|220 - 240V
Charging Stations including Genius
|In countries with 220 - 240 Volts||Yes, if the voltage in the country is less than 220|
|110 Volts 60 cycles||In countries with 110 Volts||Yes, if the voltage in the country is higher than 110|
What Is a Plug Adapter?
A plug adapter enables you to plug in a dual-voltage appliance from one country into the wall outlet of another country. The adapter does not convert electricity and simply allows your three-pin mains plug to connect to the two-pin main socket. Thus, while on your travel abroad, plug adapters can come handy for using your chargers and electric appliances. You can get a plug adapter at an electronics shop.
What Is a Voltage Converter?
A voltage converter is a device that helps convert electric power and is used to change the electrical output of a power source. Hence, your electric appliance can be charged by using voltage converters that either step up or step down the power. You can easily purchase such a device at an electronics shop or travel stores.
Are You Travelling Abroad for a Longer Period?
If your Oral-B electric toothbrush charger has a voltage of 110v, you can purchase an Oral-B 220v charger for using your brush overseas, instead of purchasing a voltage converter. You can also get a plug adapter as the country you visit may have a different plug style. Ensure to research the plug style prior to your travel, so that your trip can go on without a hitch.