A colleague has 'burnt-out'(?) the charger of a Philishave HQ 5620
(Coolskin) shaver -- set to 110V, plugged into 240V. It now blows 1A
Any suggestions as to repair or replacement?
The one in the wall socket -- I have the impression the plug is
Sincere apologies for the imprecision, since I've only had a quick
account of the symptoms and had only a brief look at the arrangmement
(I'll call by and inspect more closely, but I cannot do that today).
There is a cradle (like that of a cordless phone) that the razor unit
fits into. I came away with the impression that the transformer and
rectification/regulation are housed in that cradle.
Referring to another post, it seems absurd that the universal voltage
feature of the mains-only Philishaves is not present in rechargables
-- but maybe I'm unaware of practicalities and economics of adaptors.
Another incidental: I gave up on Philishave rechargables when the
batteries died in one (after ~ 2 years) and there appeared to be no
chance of replacement due to completely sealed unit.
Dunno. Could easily have been bought in far East or some airport
The owner says that it was set to 110v while in Spain. I had assumed
that all Europe was around 220-240v. Seems like a pretty fundamental
design flaw -- in the shaver as well as in Spain :), /if/ some
autodetermination feature is easy and cheap. (It's a long time since
I've even thought about voltages other than 5v DC.)
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