I have an international power converter that looks like this one. (I bought mine several years ago; it's not that exact one.) I used this converter to power a US phone-battery charger in Barcelona yesterday. Today in Rome, though, I'm not getting power through it. (Update: I'm told here that it's an adapter, not a converter.)
As far as I've been able to tell, Spain and Italy have the same power standards. The converter's indicator light comes on, but the indicator light on the charger doesn't. I tried plugging my tablet in and that didn't detect power either.
Both devices are rated for input of 120-240V (not 120/240), according to text stamped on their plugs. I also have a USB charger with European adapter and that charges my phone and tablet just fine. But I've been needing two batteries to get through a day of tourism, hence the desire to use the battery charger (which is not USB) too. The battery charger is the ony reason for the adapter, and the only thing I'd plugged into it until I started debugging.
I can find an electronics store here tomorrow, but what should I look for? Or is the problem not my converter but something else, possibly including hotel issues? (The place isn't very new or well-appointed.)