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No need for converters, your charger accepts anything form 100V to 240V. It is safe to use it anywhere in the world.


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No exceptions. Wikipedia has a colourful map of mains voltage systems used around the world.


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I used to 'get around this' technicality by asking at the info desks at airports where there might be a power point to charge my laptop etc, even if I'd spotted some. They'd usually helpfully point out one, or say 'oh just use any you find'. That way I figured I'd be able to argue being covered if it came down to security yelling at me or worse. I've also ...


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Yes, this will work, although you'll need an adapter plug to be able to plug your charger into a European socket. Actually, you don't really need your charger as any regular USB port will do. So if you have your laptop with you, you only need your laptop charger (for which you will also need an adapter plug). A universal travel adapter is something which ...


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Don't pack anything. You'll find much cheaper, and probably better, plug adapters all over India. Expect to pay Rs 15-30 for simple ones that just accommodate US-style plugs, and Rs 40-50 for full universal ones. You can find them at any general store/convenience store in major cities and tourist locations, but might get a better selection at electrician's ...


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There are essentially two ways to check if your appliance or its charger work on 220V. Usually the fine print on the adapter will give the range, saying something like: "Rated input:AC 100-240V". If the voltage of the country falls in the range specified, you will be fine. If you can't find the voltage on the charger, try downloading the instruction manual ...


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My personal view is that it's easier to ask forgiveness than permission. Most people working there won't give a rat's * about you using a powerpoint, save perhaps for security, but at most they'll just tell you to move along. I do a lot of travel, airports, bus stations, train stations, and my eye is always looking subconciously for power sockets now ;) ...


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Its the same as the British one (Type G). Anyway (Type D) once common and may be occasionally found. The voltage in Ireland is the same as the rest of Europe (220 volts). Check the electrical outlet website for a list of the electrical plug types for the whole world. To be more specific, From Wikipedia: The British Standards 1363 plug[17] is used in ...


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Your laptop and phone chargers are designed to operate at a voltage between 100 - 240 V. Your electric shaver on the other hand may not be able to handle the different voltages and will not work in the USA. Unfortunately for the electric shaver, you are stuck with 220V. The best way to make sure is to check on the device or its power supply. An example of ...


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In India, a lot of plug sockets look like this they seem to accept plug types from most countries. It's a shame you can't find these everywhere.


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When power outlets were first installed on airliners, they used a special adapter called EmPower, which looked like this: The airlines obviously thought that frequent flyers would be happy to buy a new kind of adapter for all their gizmos. This turned out not to be entirely true... nobody wanted to buy these new stupid adapters, and the airlines ...


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Bath, like the rest of Britain, uses standard British plugs with three rectangular prongs, known to a few as BS 1363. If you've heard somewhere about Britain having different plugs in Bath, you (or whoever told you that) may have misheard: Britain uses different plugs in bathrooms. British electrical safety regulations are very tight, and normal outlets ...


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It's not theft. Unless otherwise noted, intentionally blocked, or obviously intended for some other purpose (e.g. to plug in an ATM), the outlets in the waiting area are specifically there for passenger convenience. In fact, airliners and airports are specifically expanding this functionality for more people to take advantage of; Omaha's Eppley Airfield ...


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I've used the power in a lot of airports, including YYZ, and never been told not to or even glared at. A few tips: They have to vaccuum the place. Look for power and you'll see it In the gate area the plugs are often in the floor. You might have to pry up a cover. Again, no-one seems to mind. When they're not in the floor, they're in the concrete columns ...


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I agree with @R.. I spent over four months in Delhi in 2009, and while I did bring over a couple of plug adapters with me, it's much easier and cheaper to just buy them there. Any market will have them. (Just remember that the price of almost anything in India is negotiable!) In addition to buying a couple of plug adapters, you can also purchase a universal ...


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Speaking from personal experience: Firstly, I assume I'll be spending some of that time in customs, getting my bag, being searched, probed and whatnot. If you are a US citizen, you'll probably spend about an hour with immigration and customs. If you're not, wait times could be up to four hours during a busy period, and that assumes you're not ...


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The fourth line of text on the device (counting those two lines on the top right) says: EINGANG 230V~50Hz 4W where 'Eingang' is German for 'input', '230V~50Hz' means '230Volts AC at 50Hz' and 4W is the maximum power. Since the US mains have a voltage of 120V and a frequency of 60Hz, you will need a transformer, but then the device will work.


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It's very hard to make a universal socket that's compliant with all the safety standards that would apply. Eg in the UK BS 1363 sockets must have shutters over the L and N holes and plugs must be fused. The simple answer, if you are travelling to many countries, is often to take your domestic power strip but change the plug on it to a IEC 60320 inlet. This ...


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I would say you should be fine as long as you're not in the way. Plug in at the boarding area rather than a walkway, and I don't think anyone will bug you. I haven't used the outlets at YYZ, but I've been there a few times and generally security doesn't bother anyone who's not harming anything.


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Apple sells a "World Travel Adapter Kit" http://store.apple.com/us/product/MB974ZM/B with a number of different charging options. It includes the USB-iPhone cable, an iPhone/iPad power adapter (semi-useless but I guess it's always good having a spare at home), and a number of swappable plugs for various countries. The advantage of this option is that ...


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Cuba uses type A and B 110V, 60Hz power. So you can expect to see the following two types: This is the same as the United States. UK plugs will not work without a method of converting.


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No, you can't. They're different types of adapters. What I do when I need confirmation is to check this website: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity.htm It has an EXHAUSTIVE list of each and every type, the voltage and the countries that use them. It's been handy for some of the stranger countries I've been to and hasn't failed yet. Myself, I have ...


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Traveling with a power-strip is an old trick for avoiding to carry multiple plug adaptors, but going from the US to Europe you need to be a little careful. Electricity in the US is ~110 volts, whilst in much of the rest of the world it's 200-250 volts. Although power boards/power strips are generally passive, and thus the number of volts should not have ...


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As they sometimes say in those parts, "pull the other one, it's got bells on it"... Wiring regulations in the UK are produced by the IET (formerly the IEE), as part of BS 7671:2008(2011). They're the same across the whole country, and quite a few other countries copy them too. Some international focused places may additionally offer continental or US ...


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You will only need an adapter for your plugs, as US sockets are not equipped for either of the two plugs used in India. The adapters for the two pin Euro plugs are easy to find, the three pin a bit more challenging, but probably readily available in India before you leave. If by chance you plan to be in the US for a couple of years of study, many laptop ...


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Indonesia uses European-style two-pin round plugs ('C'-type is the most common variant found): Voltage is at 220 V 50 Hz (as opposed to 110 V 60 Hz in US). Most modern electronic equipment that has auto-sensing capability should work without needing a voltage converter, you will need a plug adapter though which can buy cheap online. As for Apple products ...


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According to this image atleast: http://www.360cities.net/image/amtrak-roomette-sleeper-california-zephyr-2007#424.41,0.66,20.0 if you look into the other room http://www.360cities.net/image/amtrak-roomette-sleeper-california-zephyr-2007#553.27,12.12,20.0 you can even see a a macbook beeing charged.


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All "normal" mains power supplies should be OK. Most 'universal' supplies will work down to 90 VAC. Most switch mode supplies convert the AC to DC and then deal with that. You can find exotic systems - but not in normal use. Maybe shipboard or aircraft in extreme cases - but nothing that they would supply to members of the public. Rarely in "out of the ...


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I do see your point about the collaboration among people of different power types: (Yes, the rightmost plug is going through three adaptors. It's from 5 years ago, but I believe that one is mine. The picture was taken in South Africa: SA to UK adapters and UK to US adapters were plentiful, other combinations not so much. After that trip I started carrying ...


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You need to distinguish between the physical plug shape and the voltage requirements of the device that you want to plug in. If you have an adapter that is made for the USA, then yes, in most cases you will be able to plug in that adapter in terms of physical shape into sockets in Japan. However, you will have to check with each device that you want to use ...



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