Olympus OMD-EM5 charger adapters for Europe (UK and France)

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Olympus OMD-EM5 charger adapters for Europe (UK and France)
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Has anyone tried using a (USA version) Olympus OMD EM5 charger with an adapter to use in  France and the UK? Will a simple adapter work? The Olympus manual states the following:

Using your charger abroad

• The charger can be used in most home electrical sources within the range of 100 V to 240 V AC (50/60 Hz) around the world. However, depending on the country or area you are in, the AC wall outlet may be shaped differently and the charger may require a plug adapter to match the wall outlet. For details, ask at your local electrical shop or travel agent.

• Do not use commercially available travel adapters as the charger may malfunction.

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Does anyone know what the last sentence about "commercially available" means?  Aren't all the adapters I might purchase "commercially available"?

Thanks in advance!

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