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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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How many phones can i carry into India? [duplicate]

I am spending the summer in Dresden. When I came here, I was carrying my iPhone 5s. Now I bought a new iPhone 6s here in Dresden and I am using it, as well as my older one, which was broken (the front ...
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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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Where in Seoul can I rent a laptop?

I am traveling in Seoul and my laptop died. Is there anywhere in Seoul where I could rent a laptop for a few weeks (Microsoft Windows or no OS)?
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Can I take my gaming computer as luggage? Leaving Saudi Arabia to Malaysia in 27hours [duplicate]

So basically, I have this small form factor gaming PC that I built a few months back for portability*, and I will be leaving to Malaysia to study*, but I believe I might need a capable PC since my ...
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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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Where to put an Xbox One when flying, carry-on or checked luggage?

I am flying from New Delhi to Dubai and then onwards to Lagos. Can I take my Xbox One in my cabin luggage or should I put it in checked in luggage?
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Wireless router a on plane

Can I use a wireless router on a plane to play video games with friends during our flight? I will be using an old linksys router and need to connect a Mac and a pc together.
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Computer programming while travelling - what configuration? [closed]

I'm going away on a year long trip to Europe and Asia. I've also been learning Android programming and would like to work on a small project while away (it would be a sort of personal travel app). I'm ...
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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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Where should I go in Yangon to buy computer parts / electronics?

I own a Microsoft Surface Pro 2 and I've forgotten my charger back home. I'm currently in Yangon and was wondering if there's an "electronics quarter" in town with a high density of computer parts / ...
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Can I take my battery backup/energizer/secondary power source in flight? [duplicate]

I have bought one battery backup/energizer/secondary power source (2500 mAh). I am going to India this week but not sure whether I can carry battery backup on flight. The website of Air Canada does ...
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How to handle the laptop in destination events if traveling with a carry-on?

I am travelling solely with carry-on luggage for a conference/business event and must bring my laptop with me. Since I think it would be too much to go everyday to the meeting with the carry-on ...
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Storage of home SIM while abroad

I'm not sure if this is the right place to ask this but I've always found stack exchange users pretty helpful so here goes. I'm travelling from the UK to the Philippines, when I arrive at the ...
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Buying photographic equipment in Taipei

I am travelling for work to Taipei in a month or so, and since I am lucky enough to be able to spend an entire day doing what I want (counted as holiday, of course, I'm not THAT lucky), I decided to ...
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Can I stop a fellow passenger from using their cell phone during take off?

What can I do for my personal safety when I see a fellow passenger use their cellphone after the instructions to switch off mobile devices is given? On a recent flight in India, I was seated next to ...
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Moving from US to South Korea, what surge protectors can I buy?

In September I'm moving from the US to South Korea. South Korea uses 220V/60Hz power and the continental European C/E/F-style plugs. As part of my budgeting process, I'm working on determining what ...
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How many smartphones can I take on an airplane?

I'm a software developer and I need multiple different mobile devices for testing and debugging purposes. I also work on-the-go sometimes, so this is important. Furthermore, not everything can be ...
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How can I determine the carry-on size / weight limits and restrictions for a US domestic flight?

I'll be traveling for the first time in 20 years, and I'll be bringing my MacBook Pro and an iPad Air, as well as my usual folderol. I have a decent sized backpack, roughly 19-20" tall, 13-14" wide, ...
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Import Duty on electronics being brought to India from the USA [duplicate]

hey my friend is coming back from usa to india,he is carrying used 2 laptops and 4 used mobiles.and my iphone 6s plus 128gb is among them.will it lead to any problem.am ready to pay import duty,wat ...
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Is it possible to take a soldering iron aboard an airplane?

I need to know may I transfer soldering iron using airplane? Is it prohibited item? What if the soldering iron works using 4V batteries? If inside soldering iron there is no battery then why it ...
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Laptop and tablet restrictions within US air travel

I will be flying to Boston, MA from Cincinnati, OH for a 6 month internship. I want to carry two laptops(a mac and a windows) along with an iPad in the cabin baggage. While the mac is my primary ...
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Can I take a 24" computer monitor on board?

I am not a frequent traveler, at least not yet. I would like to know if a 24" computer monitor in its original box the size of a large luggage would be allowed on board a plane even for an extra ...
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In Indonesia, is import duty levied on items intended as gifts?

My brother teaches English in Jakarta and is getting married in Bali in two weeks. I am going to his wedding. I'm flying into Jakarta and will be there a few days. As a wedding gift, I bought a new ...
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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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DIY computer in hand luggage - what to expect on security checks?

I have a DIY computer which looks like a 7" tablet, only thicker. The case is plastic, and the whole device is about as thick as a laptop. There are no scary wires popping out and no ticking noises, ...
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Are LiPo batteries allowed on commercial airlines?

I want to travel with my RC quadcopter across international boundaries (Canada to USA). The RC uses LiPo batteries and I have two separate batteries for it. Are they even allowed on airlines? I am ...
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Is it true that electronics such as laptop computers are tax free in Cambodia?

I've heard or read that electronics, computers etc do not carry any tax in Cambodia, making it a very cheap place to purchase such things. I'm in Cambodia now but in a small village and with almost ...
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Will Wi-Fi passwords in Russia be in Cyrillic? How do I type them on a Latin keyboard?

I'm about to travel to Russia, and I made sure to book only accommodations that offer Wi-Fi to its customers, but a question came to my mind. As Cyrillic is the standard alphabet in Russia, is there ...
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How can I predict whether an LCD clock will “fade” over time? [closed]

Like many people, I take a small travel alarm clock with me when I travel. As a matter of personal preference, I don't like to use my phone for this and I don't like analog clocks with hands. I want a ...
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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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Electrical Components in Checked In luggage

I was planning to buy few Arduino Board and sensors. Can I travel from UK to India carrying them in my checked in luggage/baggage? Note : It's direct flight. I am not planning to carry battery or any ...
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Can I fly from US to Spain with 30 new watches in my luggage?

Can I fly from US to Spain carrying 30 new watches in my carry-on and/or checked luggage? I paid $60 for each new watch (I have the receipt) even though their retail price is over $500 each watch. ...
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Laptop on overhead bin vs. turbulence [duplicate]

If a laptop is on the overhead bin and some moderate/strong turbulence occurs, it is possible that the laptop "jumps" several centimeters. How to protect the laptop from this?
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Bringing brand new iPad and tablet

I planning to buy brand new iPad and tablet from the UK as I live here to take to Thailand for my cousin and my grandchild. Do I need to pay for custom tax?
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How many laptops can I take to UK?

I'll be traveling to England with a stopover in Dubai. I'm a student going to study in England and have two laptops (both Macbook Pros) and of course they're for my own use (can't seem to transfer the ...
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Shipping personal electronics to Europe from US- import taxes?

I'm traveling in Europe and want to have some electronic equipment shipped from home (laptop; camera; audio gear). Can I ship myself used personal goods from the U.S. to Europe and not pay import ...
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The screen on my laptop I checked in has stopped working. Could I claim something? [closed]

The touch screen on my new laptop has stopped working after I checked it in at Baltimore, MD. I was travelling with British Airways. Can I claim any compensation?
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Flying to the Philipines from Saudi Arabia with several electronic devices

I am traveling home from Saudi Arabia to the Philippines and I plan to bring with me 5 smartphones (in unopened boxes, as gifts), two personal laptops, 2 smartphones (personal), 1 iPod Touch and 1 ...
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Are there any lightweight travel alarm clocks?

I am looking for a lightweight, portable alarm clock for travel? This is my feature list: Preferably analogue display, with florescent hands. No ticking noise! Alarm with snooze. Alarm does not stop ...
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Bringing laptop without battery to the US [duplicate]

I own a laptop but without the battery (since I never used it, I gave it away). Since it is required to have a charged battery on some flights to the US, I was wondering how to bring my laptop to the ...
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Importing laptop as gift in France, how much duty will I have to pay?

I will fly into France from the U.S. with my personal laptop. I also want to take a new one as a gift for my hostess. Will I have to pay a tax duty on it?
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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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Am I allowed to take an “All in One Water cooler” in my carry-on luggage?

This is a follow up question of Am I allowed to take a GPU in my carry-on luggage? During my stay in LA I will be checking if some graphics cards are cheaper in the US and if yes I would like to buy ...
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Electronic items limit to India [duplicate]

If I take one brand new laptop and a brand new ipad to India, will I be subject to any duties?
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Do airlines really check whether battery packs for laptop/phone/tablets are less than 100 or 160 Wh?

From my understanding, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) has some regulation regarding lithium-ion batteries that exceed 100 Wh. In theory. Do airlines really check whether battery ...
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Am I allowed to take a graphics card in my carry-on luggage?

As I will be travelling to the US in July, I was thinking of buying two graphics cards (R9 390X) over there and bring them back to Switzerland, as computer components are mostly a bit cheaper over ...