I'm from USA and I'm traveling to Iceland soon. I read that Iceland power outlets are:
a) Iceland sockets are Type F. USA sockets are Type A or B. b) Voltage in Iceland are 220V. Voltage in USA is 110V.
So, that means I need a voltage converter to convert Iceland's standard 220V down to 110V. And to have an adapter from Type A/B to Type F.
I found a device that supports both: http://a.co/hS8XZ1E
It supports 4 usb ports, two 2A ports and two 1A ports. It's also got 3 outlets I can plug devices with Type A/B sockets. And it steps the 220V down to 110V.
I have the following I need to power:
GoPro Hero 3+ battery
ANKER battery Powercore II 20000 mAh (charging through USB only)
iPhone SE/6/6s/8 and some Androids for friends
My questions are:
Can I power all of them safely without burning the devices out?
Do I need a surge protector in addition to the voltage converter? Can I do without one?
Can I use the USB ports safely for charging on all the devices mentioned? I am a bit confused because Apple says:
Apple's iPhone power adapter takes AC input that is between 100 Volt (The U.S. is typically 110 Volt) and 240 (Europe is typically 220 Volt) and lets out a nice regular stream of 5 or 10-volt power for the iPhone
But if I don't use the power adapter and plug straight into the USB ports on the voltage converter, will that damage the phones? Same concern applies to the other devices/batteries I need to charge, potentially only through the USB ports.
Or is it going to underpower things, because the phones and other devices expect more than 2A or 1A from the usb ports?
My understanding of electrical things is pretty much layman. Can someone with electrical knowledge chime in on whether the converter will be okay for my use case? Or if you have a recommendation for a quality converter, I'd like to know!