Electric Converter

Old Jan 13th, 2016, 05:56 AM
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Electric Converter

Can anyone suggest a good converter that will work in all the countries I'll be visiting on this trip? I'm going to Belgium, Holland, Germany, Czech Republic, Austria and Switzerland. Thank you.
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 06:03 AM
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It's VERY unlikely that you will need a converter--most electronics these days are dual-voltage. You will just need plug-adapters, which are cheap--get a few.
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 06:05 AM
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Do you mean a voltage transformer (they will all be on the standard European 200v) - in which case check the things you might want it for, as they may already be dual voltage - or just a plug adapter?
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 06:06 AM
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<i> Electric Converter
Posted by: MrMikeRocks on Jan 13, 16 at 8:56am
Posted in: Europe
Tagged: Austria , Belgium , Czech Republic , Germany
Can anyone suggest a good converter that will work in all the countries , ,</i>

Using a converter is a very bad thing to do. See
http://www.enjoy-europe.com/hte/chap11/converter.htm
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 06:09 AM
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This looks like a useful resource:

http://searchdatacenter.techtarget.c...r-each-country
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 06:15 AM
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The listing for Argentina on that list is wrong/incomplete, as the outlets I came across were all "C" type.

Here a page I've used:
http://www.worldstandards.eu/electri...gs-and-sockets
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 07:54 AM
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The issue is whether you need a converter or an adapter. If you're seeking to use or recharge your various phones, ipads, computers, and other small electronics, the power packs they come with will almost certainly be dual voltage. This means check the power supply rating, which will likely tell you it is rated for 100v-240v or 110v-220v. That's dual voltage. If so, you only need an adapter.

Go to Amazon and check out the 5000 versions of adapters they have. A universal one or one with plugs for Northern Europe will work. The UK adapter will not.
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Old Jan 13th, 2016, 07:29 PM
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Yes, it's an adaptor I need. First time I'm actually bringing anything to plug in. Thank you all.
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