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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is an universal adapter safe enough to use all year?

I have always forgotten the battery-charging adapter of my electronic devices during travel, so now consider purchasing the adapter. However, I wonder if a universal worldwide adapter is safe enough ...
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Why do some countries have different voltages? [closed]

Why do some countries have different voltages than others? Why is there no universal plug like a USB?
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Can Apple World Travel Adapter Kit be used in Iran

Can you use the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit in Iran? I want to be able to charge my Macbook. I read somewhere that Iran's voltage is 240 but I purchased the Macbook in the US, any idea if this ...
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What powerbank can I use on the flight?

I'm going on a flight for 5 hours and will be using my iPad Air for watching video. The battery will be used quickly, so I need a power bank that will be able to charge it on the fly. Are there any ...
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Where can I find plug sockets in Riga Airport (RIX)?

I just arrived in Riga (B gates, Air Baltic area) and have walked around the terminal a bit without seeing any plug sockets--a bit surprising, since the airport seems quite modern or at least recently ...
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Can I use Indian electronic appliance in US

I plan to take my desktop with me to America. I have read around the web that following power specification is necessary for appliances to operate in US Voltage: 110V & Frequency: 60Hz. My ...
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Travelling with mobile phones with discharged batteries

I seem to recall some rule coming in to force about not being able to board a flight with a mobile phone that had a flat battery (wouldn't turn on) (introduced for security reasons) Is this enforced? ...
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Which EU/UK train companies provide plug sockets, which are free, and on which services? [closed]

I have noticed that some trains have plug sockets installed, presumably for commuters to use to charge their devices etc. However, some trains seem to have these all over the place, while others have ...
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Is it safe to plug a power strip into a travel adapter plug?

I'm traveling from North America to Asia next month, I'm wondering if it is safe to hook up a power strip (with a surge protector) into a travel adapter plug, instead of buying several travel adapter ...
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Will my American Xbox work in China?

I am going to China. I plan on taking my regular Xbox. I am buying this travel adapter from BestBuy: Insignia™ - All-In-One Travel Adapter/Converter (Black). The adapter is compatible with 1875W and ...
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My RCA tablet has 110 V DC adapter, does it work in India?

My RCA-VIKING-PRO 10 inches is a 110 V based one. Can I use it in India where the input is 220 V? The adapter given is 110 V only and pins that go into the wall mounted power source are also ...
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Place to buy travel plug adapters and a USB stick in Hyderabad?

I'm in Hyderabad and looking for an electronics store where I can buy plug adapters and a USB memory stick. I haven't been able to locate a store with plug adapters in Banjara Hills yet, even in the ...
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Will I need a converter for my USA laptop in Botswana?

My laptop’s input is 100-240V AC 50/60Hz. I’m travelling to Botswana, where they use 230 volts at 50 hertz. Do I need a converter or a transformer?
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How to use my electronic equipment in the United States?

How to use my electronic equipment in the United States? In Brazil uses an electric standard 220 Volts/110 Volts, 50/60 Hz and several different plugs. Picture with type of plugs in Brazil (...
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How do I know when to use an adapter or a transformer? (Israel)

Israel uses a different plug shape than used in America, as well as a different voltage for power outlets (if I'm not mistaken, Israel uses 220V, while USA 110V). I could use an adapter like this one:...
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Qatar Airways Eco Power Outlet A350

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 ...
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What are the lightest travel adapters/converters available for France?

I have no travel adapters for Paris and I need to know which brand has all the parts needed to charge my Android phone in a Paris apartment and which one has the least amount of weight. Edit: ...
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What type of power outlets should I expect in hotels in Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro? [duplicate]

From my the information I have read on Internet, it seems like Brazil covers a good part of the alphabet when it comes to power outlet types. What type of power outlets should I expect in hotels in ...
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Is my toothbrush plug compatible with UK bathroom socket?

I have a toothbrush charger that is supposed to have a standard UK bathroom plug, but when I'm trying to plug it into the socket, it is very loose, and I'm not sure if it is charging as there is no ...
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What kind of plugs can I expect on transatlantic cruise ships?

When searching for cruises, there are usually descriptions of the rooms you can book but in the list of amenities there is no mention of power outlets. As spending a week or more on the sea requires ...
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In which countries Electronic items purchased from India can be used without any voltage converter and vice versa? [closed]

In which other countries Electronic items purchased from India can be used without any voltage converter and vice versa?
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Which electrical plugs are used in Thailand?

I'm living in the Netherlands. I'm going on a holiday to Thailand. I need to know which electrical plug is used over there? A European one? or like the one in the States? or something else?
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How can I properly use a step-down transformer with 220V/240V options on a 230V line (Australia)?

I purchased a Power Bright VC1500W Step-Down/Up Transformer before moving to Australia. I was under the impression that Australian voltage was supplied at 240V, but the standard was recently changed ...
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Will this device work with a US/Europe adapter?

I'm not sure whether this is the right place to ask. There are some questions about adapters and compatibility of devices on travel.SE, but I'm afraid that this might be a little too specific. I ...
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Travel Portable Battery

I travel a lot but I only carry a single carry-on with my laptop, camera and cellphone. I already have an external USB battery pack for my cellphone but I cannot charge my Macbook, nor my Nikon D3 ...
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Can I plug an adapter into a power strip when going from UK to Europe (Spain)?

I'm travelling from the UK to Spain at the end of the week and, rather than take a bunch of adapters for our chargers, I was thinking of simply taking a couple of power strips and one adapter for each....
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India converter 110v to 220v for Dental appliances

I am planning for a trip to India, and would like to know if there are good branded voltage converters (110v to 220v) that are available in the US for my Philips Soniccare and Waterpik. (BTW I have ...
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Do I need a converter if the frequency (Hz) of a country is different?

In the US, electrical outlet frequency is listed at 60Hz and 120v. If I am traveling to a country with 50Hz, do I need a transformer? My appliances work with the voltage that is listed in the country ...
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How can I use a US Xbox 360 in Beijing?

I have a US Xbox 360 (E series, for inquiring minds). From what I've read on Microsoft's site, the 360 does NOT have a universal switching supply, but rather a 100-127V supply for US consoles (and ...
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Are there any countries where modern devices that take 100-240V AC power won't work?

Most consumer electronic devices these days use switched-mode power supplies, which typically specify they can take input power between 100–240 V, at frequencies of 50–60 Hz AC. All my typical travel ...
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Power supply stabilizer or inverter for use of European laptops in Laos?

Alternative title : does your electronic devices have suffered of voltage surges or other Lao RPD electricity network specificities ? While traveling in Laos, I daily use a laptop that was bought in ...
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What kind of power plug adapter do I need in Argentina and Chile?

I'm going to Argentina and Chile and have a couple of electronic devices I want to charge. I have Swiss plugs consisting of two bolts: What kind of adapter should I pack for Argentina and Chile?
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Can you just charge your phone/ipad/laptop at the airport at any outlet?

Recently, a guy got arrested for charging his Nissan Leaf. I don't have an electric car yet, but I do this so often. That is, when I am traveling and I see an outlet I feel free to charge my gadgets. ...
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Where can I charge my laptop at SFO internationational terminal?

They have internet at SFO, but I am running out of battery. I have checked all the bars, but none seem to have outlets. Is there any way I can charge my gadgets while waiting for my flight?
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Is there a way to work on a macbook pro on >10 hour flights?

Whenever I am on a long flight, I try to be as efficient as possible in laptop usage. Everything that I don't need is switched off, from WiFI and bluetooth, to any other unneeded app. I mainly need to ...
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Adaptors that work in the various electricity outlets in Europe

Are there any single-plug (not "powerstrip"-style) adapters that can work for Italy, France, the UK, and Switzerland? It seems very cumbersome to have to pack 4 types of adapters. 'European' outlet, ...
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Are power supplies with different frequencies an issue for charging my phone?

This question can sound stupid, but better ask then see your device burnt :) I'm going to Peru for a trip, and the power supplies there have the same voltage as where I live (220-230 volts) but ...
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What external batteries can I get to charge a tablet during long road trips?

So there is an external battery available at on Amazon. I'm just wondering though - would this only provide around 8 hours of additional power for most tablets? Are there any options that provide ...
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Electrical compatibility between different countries

What electrical compatibility parameters and safety guidelines should be borne in mind when moving from one country to another? As far as I know, there are AC voltage (110V, 220-240 V), frequency (...