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Mains power is not like a precise lab instrument with strict voltage ranges. The European Standard EN50160 (this is a draft, the standard is an expensive download) for example prescribes +-10%, the UK standard prescribes +10% -6% in the power supply (search for "frequency and voltage at supply" in the standard without quotes) so 230V in reality is a wide ...


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There are two types of travel adapter plugs commonly used: Plug adapters. These just convert the physical plug into one of a different shape, but do not perform any voltage conversion. It is perfectly fine and common to use one with a power strip (with surge protector). As Aganju points out, you should be careful not to overload any circuits, as a power ...


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yes and no. The adapter does not add any risk or danger, so the answer would be: Yes it is safe. However, and this applies at home the same, the total power you are pulling through all the plugs in the power strip must not be over the total supported limit, otherwise you will either trip the circuit, or start a fire. Depending on your target country, ...


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Well, I can lend you my experience living in a somewhat rural town, less than 300m from the power plant and right next to a factory. I'm Italian, so the nominal voltage would be 230V at 50Hz. First off, being so near to the plant most of the time the line voltage was closer to 250. I've even seen 260 on a few occasions. But then there's the factory. ...


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I live in Ireland and was in Hong Kong earlier this year - I had no problem doing it the other way. I can't say for certain, but I'd be very surprised if it proved problematic.


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Yes it is safe, a travel adapter is simply a plug and socket built into one piece. Any current the power strip can handle up to circuit breaker tripping can be handled by the adapter. But you will find in some parts of Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Philippines, Vietnam) that sockets take both US style flat blade plugs as well as the European round pins. ...


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This isn't a direct answer to your specific question, but here in Australia, mains power is 240v, and I've seen many appliances labelled with voltages ranging anywhere from 210v to 255v which work without any problems. It's also quite common to see ranges like 220v-240v and 220v-250v on appliances sold in Australia, for use with our 240v power supply, ...



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