2 or 3 prong adapter?

Old Dec 9th, 2007, 08:14 AM
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2 or 3 prong adapter?

For Kenya, Tanz. (including Zanzibar): I've sorted out the converter/transformer/adapter thing- so that is NOT what I am asking about. I'm asking about ADAPTERS only. I've seen 2 prong adapters, 3 prong ungrounded adapters, and 3 prong grounded adapters. Please advise. Thanks,
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Old Dec 9th, 2007, 08:23 AM
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Hi Jess15,
We used the 3 pin grounded adapters the same as we use in the UK - No problems
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Old Dec 9th, 2007, 08:25 AM
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Ooops! that was just in Taz don't know about Kenya, although I think Zanzibar is the same.
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Old Dec 9th, 2007, 11:53 AM
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Most places in both Kenya & Tanzania use the 3/prong, as found in the UK. However, when on ZNZ, I found a few of the resorts/hotels used the 2/prong, as used in France. That's why I bring my entire kit... you just never know.
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Old Dec 9th, 2007, 01:00 PM
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Thanks everyone - that's very helpful. I'm in France often, so I know I have that one and have used it for my camera battery. I either have, or will get, the others.
But my Mobal international phone comes equipped with an array of 2-pronged - think this will work? I'd assume they know what they're
doing.(?)
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Old Dec 9th, 2007, 01:56 PM
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The 3 rectangular prong UK type is what you need in the majority of cases in Kenya/Tanzania http://www.world-import.com/images/3-prong-uk.jpg

On rare occasions, you may find the 2 round pin continental European type.
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Old Jan 12th, 2008, 01:44 PM
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The International Electrical Supplies website also shows a 3 prong grounded plug adaptor that has round holes, instead of rectangular....it says both are used in Kenya. Has anyone needed the round hole type...we already have the rectangular version.
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Old Jan 12th, 2008, 02:01 PM
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As Patty said above, some places take the 2 round prongs. I've also found this to be the case. Take both with you.
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Old Jan 12th, 2008, 04:57 PM
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Barefootbeach,
I've never brought a 3 round prong adaptor to Kenya and have not needed one.
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