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Adaptors/Converters ... France/Germany/Netherlands

Aug 20th, 2011, 09:11 AM
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Adaptors/Converters ... France/Germany/Netherlands

My wife and I will be staying in Paris for two months and making a few side trips, including visits to Germany and the Netherlands.

We'll have the normal assortment of gadgets purchased and used in the USA -- two HP laptop computers, cell phones, iPads, iPods, etc.

The question: Will we need different adaptors & converters for the nations, or will the adaptors for France work in all three?

Many thanks!
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Aug 20th, 2011, 09:16 AM
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Make sure your devices can handle the voltage. If they're 110-220v, then all you need is this:

http://www.amazon.com/NETHERLANDS-TW...ref=pd_sim_e_1
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Aug 20th, 2011, 09:17 AM
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The same adaptors for all of continental Europe. Very unlikely you will need converter, most electronics, etc., are dual-voltage these days.

~Liz
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Aug 20th, 2011, 09:26 AM
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http://www.travel-images.com/electric-plugs.html
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Aug 20th, 2011, 09:29 AM
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I have a question. Do all the hotels provide a hair blow dryer?
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Aug 20th, 2011, 09:34 AM
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If they don't, then buy one-they're cheap!
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Aug 20th, 2011, 09:36 AM
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No not all, but many do. Easy enough to find on hotel web site or via email. While I've seen improvement over the years, some wall-mounted dryers are dire, about as effective as someone blowing on your hair.

If concerned, get a small dual-voltage hair dryer and plug adapter to take with you or purchase a 220 v model at your destination.
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Aug 20th, 2011, 10:56 AM
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i was gonna leave mine at home to save space in my luggage as much as possible, but since you mentioned the ineffectiveness of the hotel ones....
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