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I recently booked an itinerary, containing a leg on Qatar's A350. I found an image on seatguru showing power outlets. Did somebody fly the A350 in eco and can tell me if I can use a standard German laptop charger (230V, 50Hz) or do I need an adapter?

taken form seatguru

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    Are you sure your laptop charger is 230/50 only? Most are happy with 110-240 – CMaster Sep 21 '15 at 18:57
  • yes, sure, 100-240 will work. I'm just not sure if it will work physically for the german plugs: tuxgraphics.org/electronics/powersockets/power_plug_frde.jpg – sailingthoms Sep 21 '15 at 19:17
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    I can't find a reference, but I'm pretty confident it will. That looks like a standard generic international socket, designed to take European, UK, US, and probably Aus/NZ plugs. You see them a lot these days in planes, international hotels, etc. – Andrew Ferrier Sep 21 '15 at 20:22
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Based on the logo on the socket, this is an "EmPower" socket - which isn't surprising as they are the most common type of these sockets on airplanes.

You can find a datasheet for these types of sockets here, that claims they are "Compatible with plugs from over 170 countries", and then specifically shows compatibility with multiple forms of 2-plug European power sockets (earthed and unearthed)

So yes, this socket will accept your German power plug, along with plug from most other countries, without an adapter.

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Yes, the German type plug will fit in there, if you look closely you will notice a curved notch in the outlet made for round pins. Check the end of the arrow:

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Actually, plugs with round pins are the standard in Qatar the country, along with the UK type.

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