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kes
Oct 10th, 2004, 05:51 AM
ok - all you brilliant techies - i have a question. :)

If my girlfriend in america buys a usb flash drive, and downloads (whatever) onto it - and sends it to me, here in australia - will my (240v) computer be able to read it??? (and vice versa)

I know its only data - and cds are compatible etc. but i know there is some power exchange in usb ports.

Does anyone have any ideas??

Thanks in advance!! :wavey:

xr6turbo
Oct 10th, 2004, 05:54 AM
Nah it will work fine in your computer... :)

toreador
Oct 10th, 2004, 06:01 AM
im not an expert on usb flash drivers but i dont see why your or your girlfriend's computer shouldnt be able to read it.

kes
Oct 10th, 2004, 06:06 AM
Its the power difference i was thinking about.

In USA - most appliances run on 110/120V, whereas here - our appliances all run on 240V. and i know that a flashdrive uses power - through the usb port.

I don't want my computer to blow it up - that is all - lol. :)

griffin
Oct 10th, 2004, 01:23 PM
Try it on someone else's first :p

xr6turbo
Oct 10th, 2004, 01:57 PM
Try it on someone else's first :p
:lol: Good idea...

SK Fluffy
Oct 10th, 2004, 02:24 PM
Its the power difference i was thinking about.

In USA - most appliances run on 110/120V, whereas here - our appliances all run on 240V. and i know that a flashdrive uses power - through the usb port.

I don't want my computer to blow it up - that is all - lol. :)Doesn't make the slightest bit of difference! A tiny weeny percetange of that comes out of the USB only. But in order for her to read it, she'll need Windows 2000, or XP (I'm not sure about ME)

kes
Oct 11th, 2004, 11:47 AM
Doesn't make the slightest bit of difference! A tiny weeny percetange of that comes out of the USB only. But in order for her to read it, she'll need Windows 2000, or XP (I'm not sure about ME)Thanks BB:wavey: I will try it out!! :)
Thanks, guys,
and thankyou to Griffin for the handy hint!! :D

Martian Willow
Oct 17th, 2004, 04:00 PM
The mains power is being distributed to the USB port by the PCs own PSU, which would send the correct amount regardless of whether it's running off 110v or 240v.

Sorry I'm late. ;)

kes
Oct 18th, 2004, 12:14 AM
The mains power is being distributed to the USB port by the PCs own PSU, which would send the correct amount regardless of whether it's running off 110v or 240v.

Sorry I'm late. ;)
Many thanks!! :worship: :worship: