Adapter for the Netherlands and Denmark

Nov 3rd, 2013, 02:30 PM
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Adapter for the Netherlands and Denmark

Hi All. I have an adapter with 2 prongs and another I used in Switzerland with 3 prongs. Can either be used in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. If not, what kind do I need. The adapter is for my iphone, laptop, hairdryer, etc. Thanks.
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Nov 3rd, 2013, 02:37 PM
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Two round pins; the so-called "continental plug."
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Nov 3rd, 2013, 02:38 PM
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such as shown here

http://www.amazon.com/International-.../dp/B000TENO28

the three-pin version simply has a grounding pin
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Nov 3rd, 2013, 02:41 PM
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Great, thanks so much!
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Hair dryer won't work, most likely, IF it is not 220v.
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Adapter for the Netherlands and Denmark
Posted by: SairaK on Nov 3, 13 at 6:30pm
Hi All. I have an adapter with 2 prongs and another I used in Switzerland with 3 prongs. Can either be used in Amsterdam and Copenhagen. If not, what kind do I need. The adapter is for my iphone, laptop, hairdryer, etc. Thanks.


There are two kinds of plug adapters with two pins, the "schuko" and the "euro" plugs. The Netherlands and Denmark use the schuko. You don't say which you have. See http://tinyurl.com/2y9zvv for details.
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I suggest you pull your duplicate of this post. Two identical posts just get things so confusing around here.
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Nov 3rd, 2013, 05:13 PM
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Look, Spaarne, the OP's phone and laptop and more than likely the hairdryer are going to work with that "old fashioned" euro plug. I know plenty of people who use them for these things all the time and yes, we are still alive!!!
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Nov 3rd, 2013, 11:38 PM
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I live in the Netherlands and a large number of my appliances use euro plugs, not Schuko.
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Nov 6th, 2013, 06:17 PM
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Thanks all for the information. Apologies for the duplicate post - I posted it under the 2 countries of travel.
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Nov 7th, 2013, 12:58 AM
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You can use the 2-prong "euro plug" in all of Europe (not just the EU), excluding the UK, Ireland, Malta and Cyprus. It does not matter how the outlets look - the euro plug will fit in.
This does not say anything about if your appliances can take 240V though. Your hairdryer should be one made for intl use. Usually you find the voltage specs printed or engraved on the appliance - and the should say something like "220-250V/50-60Hz".
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P.S... I think you can disregard my last posting - and rather keep spaarne's in mind.
Most adaptors I know do not have the flat euro plugs which ensure europe-wide compatability with outlets:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Europlug
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