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Refrigerator 60 Hz vs 50 Hz [closed]

Would a 120 volt single phase 60 Hz refrigerator be able to run on a 120 volt single phase 50 Hz power cycle without running into any issues?
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What is the fee on bringing a computer from a country to another?

im planning go on a trip to USA from Brazil in june, i have the intention to buy eletronics while there to bring back to Brazil, a videocard, motherboard and such, what i must do? there is a fee of ...
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What are these holes for on this European travel adaptor?

I have a standard European travel adaptor. What are the two circled holes on the top and bottom for?
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What is the allowed amount of electronics to be brought to USA?

I am flying to USA from EU for CES and I have a laptop and 3 tablets which I would like to take with me. Can I do that without any issues? Should I fill some paperwork before? Even though I am not ...
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Electric Adapter for Japan

I live in Germany and I already have a universal travel adapter as shown in the screenshot below. Since the voltage level in Germany is 230V and in Japan it's 110V, do I need any other special ...
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is there any chance of arrest if i carry laptop with NSA Sticker to USA?

Myself planning trip by coming week to Portland,USA. I carry laptop with a sticker "NSA Monitoring device". Is there any chance for getting arrested or refusing visa at transit due to the sticker. ...
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How are laptop searches conducted at immigration/customs/border check points? [closed]

I understand that in some countries, electronic devices can be searched at customs and border check points. I would like to understand how this check is done technically. I.e., do they just turn it ...
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Will my macbook air 2010 pass the airports security controls without a battery? [duplicate]

I'm going to travel to Panama City ,and then to Barcelona ( Spain ), but i want to carry my macbook air in a backpack, the only thing that worries me is that my battery is damaged, i had to remove it ...
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Where can I rent a computer monitor for two weeks in Hong Kong?

Where can I rent a computer monitor for two weeks in Hong Kong? I'm looking for average sized computer monitors, i.e. around 24 to 27 inches. I found http://www.argo-tech.hk/ but the prices I was ...
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Family with lots of electronics traveling to India connecting flight in India customs

This is my first time going to India so please cope with me. I have been doing some reading and discovered a 'potential landmine'. From Singapore we fly to Kochi (Indian airlines) and connecting ...
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Will a Dyson product bought in Japan work in Australia? [closed]

I will be going to Japan from Australia, and I am considering to buy a Dyson 360 to bring and use in Australia. Q: Would the Dyson 360 bought in Japan work with the power supplier in the box or would ...
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Unable to charge HP NoteBook 840 G4 laptop while being overseas

I work for a software company in the US. I decided to take some vacation time and fly back home (to one of the former Soviet countries). My manager asked me to grab a work laptop with me to perform ...
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Is it a problem if my laptop is out of battery when I'm asked to switch it on?

The airports in Turkey have additional security at entry and the guards often ask passengers to switch on the laptops. They just want to see the splash screen. I haven't had any problem so far, but I ...
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Carrying a laptop battery with a cracked case onto a flight

I'm flying to Spain from the UK with Avios. I have a laptop with an "extended" battery (so the battery pokes out of the back of the laptop); the case on this battery has cracked, and the cell itself ...
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Hardware in Iran [closed]

I will travel to Iran for a few weeks and I wanted to know if I can bring the two USB keys I always have with me: One with Tails OS installed on it. The other with two partitions, with one encrypted. ...
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Do I need any equipment for charging US electronic devices in Israel?

This summer, I will be going with a tour group for two weeks around Israel. I live in the U.S. Will I need any special equipment for plugging in devices? (I found online that Israel uses H-type plugs ...
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Is the “laptop ban” for flights from Turkey to the UK in force?

Last year the UK government implemented a ban on electronic devices for the flights from Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Tunisia, and Saudi Arabia. How does the UK electronics travel ban affect my ...
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Will my aircraft have single or double prong headphone connection?

I will be travelling on a Boeing 777-300ER and want to use my Sony headphone which has a one-prong connection. Would I need an adapter for a two-prong situation? My return flight is on a Boeing 777-...
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Wireless router in checked or carry-on luggage

I bought a wireless router in the US which I plan to carry to Europe. My main issue is where to put it? I'm afarid of it being taken if it is in my backpack (since it does look like a thing to check ...
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What powers do US authorities have to search electronic devices at the border? [duplicate]

I'm referring here to situations in which people are seeking to enter or re-enter the US. Here I mean border to include airports. I'm interested not just in what powers the authorities technically ...
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What is the safest way to adapt a two pin British shaving socket to a European two pin (Germany) for use with an electric toothbrush bought in the UK?

I have a Braun electric toothbrush that has the two pin British shaving connector. What is the best means to charge it in Europe, specifically Germany?
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Should I use a “burner” phone when visiting the US?

I'm a New Zealand citizen and I might soon be visiting to the US on short notice for business. I've heard that the US have started to frequently search cellphones. I'm not very comfortable handing ...
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Can I bring a laptop on board a Turkish flight to the US having a connection in Istanbul?

I apologize for asking a question similar to previously asked questions (such as this one), but I've seen conflicting statements on the matter, and wanted to learn from first hand experience. I've ...
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Flying to Europe with Private Mobile Radio

We are going to make a trip to Austria and wanted to take small radio-stations (Private Mobile Radio) with us to communicate in mountains. We had only hand luggage in our tickets. So, is it allowed ...
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Issues powering a US laptop in Europe, via an adapter

Last summer I took my laptop on a trip from the U.S. to Austria. It is an Alienware (Dell) and the power cord has a ground pin and is rated 100-240V, 50-60Hz. I used an adapter to plug into the C ...
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Powering devices in Iceland from USA?

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 ...
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Traveling abroad with high end cryptography devices and software

In the next months I’m going to travel abroad with my laptop. I’ll visit most of the EU countries, Russia, China, Brazil, U.S. and Canada. I’m an EU citizen. I was wondering if I could get in trouble ...
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Electronic items to take from US to India

I am buying some electronic items in the US to give them as gifts to friends and family in India. I wanted to ask if tablets, cameras, laptops bought in the US work fine in India. I mean there is no ...
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Can I carry soldering station from India to Germany?

I am from India, travelling to Frankfurt for my Master's studies. Would I be able to take my soldering station and few circuits and evaluation modules in checked in baggage? Will there be any problems ...
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Does security personnel look at the data on my laptop if I take it as carry-on luggage from Europe to the US?

I am about to take an Air France flight in a couple days, and I received this in an e-mail from AF: Important: New security measures for travel to the USA and Canada: From now on, all electronic ...
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What power supply is needed to use a CPAP machine in the EU?

I'm about to take my CPAP machine outside USA for the first time (to Spain and Italy). Here is the power brick's label. How much do I need to do? Attach an adapter to the wall plug? Replace the ...
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Are CBP officers allowed to search and clone media devices?

I'm travelling to LAX and from some anecdotal horror stories I've seen online and in real life, I worry that customs officers may ask to search my laptop, seize it indefinitely and/or possibly clone ...
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Do I need to declare or pay US duty on personal, used computers?

I am traveling to the USA on the 15th of August. I will be studying for 10 months and have a J-1 visa. I will be bringing with me expensive computer equipment and other things I need for my stay. I ...
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Going through Paris airport customs with 5 cell phones

My wife and I are traveling to India from California next month. On our way we are staying in Paris for a week. I bought 3 new cell phones for my family in India, so we are traveling with total 5 ...
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Is it safe to put a PS4 in checked luggage?

My friend is coming back to India from Dubai and is bringing a PS4 for me, as it is cheaper there. It is new and in the original, unopened packaging. He has his own carry-on baggage and adding the PS4 ...
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How does the UK electronics travel ban affect my travel without check-in luggage?

Tomorrow I'm flying with Pegasus Airlines from Iran to London with a short layover in Turkey. I just noticed that electronics like e-readers are not allowed in carry-on. However I travel without check-...
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Can I use my XBox in China? [duplicate]

Im going to China soon and want to bring my Xbox One. How will I connect it to the outlets there? Is there a way to connect it to the outlets there?
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Is an electric scooter similar to this one generally accepted as checked-in baggage when travelling by flight?

Is an electric scooter similar to this one generally accepted as checked-in baggage when travelling by flight? Hello, I am in Shenzhen today. My bicycle is pretty heavy so i am considering buying ...
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What is a travel-friendly light alarm or travel-friendly uninterruptable power supply for a light alarm?

I'm looking at moving to a place where electricity may be off at night, and consequently a Philips HF3250 light alarm should still function as a lamp but would forget the time daily. (Note that I ...
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Galaxy Note 4 travel restrictions

I have a Galaxy Note 4. I know that the Note 7 is restricted. Has anyone had trouble getting other phones aboard a plane recently? Just want to know if I should leave it home.
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Bring a PSU from US to Mexico

I'm going to travel to the US for a couple days and buy a PSU(power supply unit) for a desktop and would like to know if any of you have already done that. My plan is to bring it with my carry-on ...
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Laptop in cargo hold insurance coverage [duplicate]

I will be travelling from Belgrade in Serbia to London UK in a few weeks. There is a stopover at Instanbul in Turkey. Given the recent laptop travel ban, I probably be required to put my laptop in ...
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What are the rules about laptops and the United States? [duplicate]

Early in June I'll be travelling to the US.. I've heard various bits of news about the rules for taking laptops to the US. That they won't be allowed in hand baggage, or they won't be allowed at all, ...
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Can I buy a plug adapter in Frankfurt airport?

I'm going to travel from EU to US in a week and I need a plug adapter to charge my phone. But I'm having trouble finding a store that sells US to EU adapters in the city where I live (Riga). I'm ...
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How to properly protect a laptop placed in a checked in luggage?

The US seems to make it increasingly difficult to have a laptop in carry-on luggage in airplane. Examples: The Daily Beast 2017-05-10: U.S. to Ban Laptops in All Cabins of Flights From Europe, ...
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How strongly is the recent “laptop ban” enforced on flights to the UK?

The UK has recently implemented a ban on large electronics in hand luggage, when flying directly from certain Middle Eastern airport. However it's not clear to what degree this ban is enforced by ...
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Passing through security at US airport with a brand new laptop

If I am passing through US airport security with a brand new unopened laptop box. Will I have to take it out of the box or will letting it ride as a box be sufficient?
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Which countries apply “electronic ban”?

Some time ago US and following that UK announced that tablets, laptops and similar electronic devices are forbidden in incoming flights from a vast array of countries as well. So are there only two ...
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Bringing a laptop to Japan - do I need to pay import taxes?

Can I bring my laptop (which costs probably more than 200000JPY) to Japan without paying taxes? Seems like they require to pay taxes for everything which cost more than 10000JPY if total value exceeds ...
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Can I import electronics from India to Bangladesh while traveling?

I am from Bangladesh and I am planning for a trip to India in the next month. I also have a plan to buy a Macbook Pro, iPhone, and DSLR camera when I am in India as the price of the items here in ...