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Charging my iPad and iPhone safetly in the UK

Apr 7th, 2013, 04:24 AM
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Charging my iPad and iPhone safetly in the UK

What adaptor and/or converter do I need to safetly use and charge my iPad and iPhone in the UK? I don't want them frying like some of my curling irons in the past!
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Apr 7th, 2013, 04:31 AM
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You don't need a converter in the UK, just the adapter plugs! Sure wish ALL electronics had that capability.
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Apr 7th, 2013, 05:05 AM
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Yup, just a plug adapter. "Heat" producers like hair dryers are known to be a problem...electronics, no.

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Apr 7th, 2013, 05:21 AM
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If you happen to be going on the same trip to the continent, you will need 2 different adaptors--and be sure you get a UK adaptor for the UK; it's got 3 prongs. Continent one has 2.
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Apr 7th, 2013, 05:56 AM
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Curling irons from the past and iPad and iPhones are total non comparable entities.

A plain curling irons from the past was only meant to be used in the country where it was sold and behaved catastrophically in a different environment with different outlet voltages.

Chargers for modern electronics like iPad and iPhone are designed to operate on multiple voltages in multiple countries and only need cheap adapters to be able to plug into European outlets.

Here is a picture. The large one with three prongs is for the UK and the small one with two prongs is for the Continent.
http://travelstore.ricksteves.com/ca...ntId=126&id=24
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Apr 7th, 2013, 06:46 AM
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Hi a,

For any electrical/electronic product you will be taking, check the label.

If it says 110-240 V, you only need a plug adapter.

If it says 110 V, you will need a 220 to 110 converter as well.

Enjoy your visit.

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Apr 7th, 2013, 11:10 AM
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Thank you!
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Apr 7th, 2013, 11:09 PM
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While you can use the iPhone charger for your iPad, you'll find that your iPad will charge very slowly. The iPad draws 10 watts of power while the iPhone or iPod Touch will draw 5 watts. That means that the iPad charger can be used to charge an iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, or even a Nano at its maximum charging rate. On the other hand, while the iPhone charger can charge an iPad, you'll find that it will take much longer to reach a full charge. Here's a link to the Apple Knowledge Base article about "iPhone and iPod: Using the iPad 10W USB Power Adapter":
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4327
It states: "The iPad USB Power Adapter is a 10W charger. While designed for use with the iPad, you can use the iPad 10W USB Power Adapter to charge all iPhone and iPod models by connecting them using a Dock Connector to USB cable."
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Apr 8th, 2013, 02:54 AM
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Just remember the iPhone 5 has a different type connector from all the others.
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Apr 8th, 2013, 04:50 PM
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There a "universal" plug adaptors now that include both US-to-UK and US-to-Europe conversions in one small unit. I bought a cheap one at Target and it works fine.

It looks like this (but was less expensive than on the Magellan's site):

http://www.magellans.com/universal-a...FRCpnQodCAIAAg
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Apr 8th, 2013, 06:31 PM
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You can buy several adapters at Target for a few $'s each. No need to pay $20 for one that will only allow you to plug in one item at a time.
They have ones for both UK and Europe. I am pretty sure I paid less than $4

http://www.target.com/p/travel-smart...14&term=travel
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Apr 8th, 2013, 08:12 PM
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Never had problems with iPhone/pads...use your own cables plus a normal adapter, if you want you can purchase a usb plug once in Britain ... Another trick... If they have a flatscreen tv in the room, these generally have a USB port and you can juice up through that as well.
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