Our Oral-B electric toothbrushes all come with region specific battery chargers. To use them abroad you may need a voltage converter, plug adapter, or both as it depends on the country you are traveling to.
Follow these simple steps to find out if you can use your toothbrush abroad:
- Check the voltage printed on the base of your charger.
- Check the voltage of the country you are travelling to.
- Check the table below to find out if you need a voltage converter.
|Printed on base||Where can it be used?||Do I need a voltage converter?|
Smart Plug with some Genius models
|220 - 240|
Charging Stations including Genius
|In countries with 220-240 V (for example most European countries, AAI area, not in US/Canada) ||Yes - if the voltage in the country you are travelling to is less than 220|
|110 Volts 60 cycles||In countries with 110 volts (for example US/Canada)||Yes - if the voltage in the country you are travelling to is higher than 110|
A plug adapter allows a dual-voltage appliance from one country to be plugged into the wall outlet of another country. They do not convert electricity.
What is a plug adapter?
What is a voltage converter? A voltage converter is an electric power conversion device used to change the electrical output of a power source. You can find plug adapters & voltage converters at most electronics or travel stores. Oral-B does not make either.
Are you travelling from the USA to Europe? If your charger is a USA 110v you can purchase an Oral-B 220v charger which can be used overseas, instead of using a voltage converter. The charger will work in most European countries that have the two round plug ends. We also recommend purchasing a plug adapter in case you visit a country that has a different plug style such as the UK.
You can order a genuine Oral-B 220v charger (part number 81477283) directly from our Authorized NA Parts Distributor, Encompass, at: https://braun.encompass.com/item/10624247/Oral-B/81477283/.
For all rechargeable brushes except those with lithium-ion batteries (e.g., 7000, 5000, 1000):
You can order a genuine Oral-B 220v charger (part number 81574175) directly from our Authorized NA Parts Distributor, Encompass, at: https://braun.encompass.com/item/10868429/Oral-B/81574175/.
For rechargeable brushes with lithium-ion batteries (Genius, 6000/6500/7500; says Type 3765 on bottom of handle):
Helpful links: www.oralb.com
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