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Must hearing aids be taken off when passing through security?

When someone uses hearing aids which is usually a small electronic device that is inserted into the ear, should they be taken off the person and passed through the x-ray machine along with electronics?...
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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 to not forget things? [closed]

I travel a lot and I constantly forget various small items in the places I go. For instance, I recently left my travel adapter in a Starbucks and a few months ago I forgot many toiletries in an Airbnb....
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Is it allowed to take an external hard drive with you on a plane?

Can i take an external USB drive with me on an international flight? Do they open or scan it, or go through its contents at an airport or during a customs security check? If it is allowed, do I have ...
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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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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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Can I bring my desktop computer as check-in baggage on a flight?

I am moving from Malaysia to the US, and planning to bring my desktop computer with me. I plan to pack it in my checked-in luggage. Will the computer risk being damaged? Any precaution should I take ...
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Which tracker can reliably and accurately track luggage?

In the movies, we often see a small device placed on something or someone which then allows the device to be tracked to its location or even while moving. It would be fantastic to have a similar thing ...
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A normal desktop computer [closed]

I am going to the US on a work visa and would like to take my desktop computer with... am I allowed to take only the tower through customs if I pack it in a travel case?
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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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What are the rules about laptops and the United States?

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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Traveling with Computer Components in Carry-On

The advice given to travel with a desktop computer is to remove the hard drive and pack it into carry-on luggage. Is this still allowed if the hard-drive is not connected to anything? Given that we ...
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Laptop Searches by Customs - UK and US

I'll be traveling to the UK (London) on a study abroad in the spring and will be bring my laptop for school and intern purposes. I was just curious what/if any rights UK customs has to search laptops ...
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Where should I pack my electronic Tesla Coil? [closed]

I'm a coiler; I make Tesla Coils. I have various sizes. I would like to carry it on if possible because they are a little fragile. It will fit size restrictions. I hope I can at least check it.
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Can I travel with a laptop without a functioning battery? [duplicate]

In a few days' time, I will be going to Australia to further my studies. I have a laptop whose battery died a while back. It turns on with the power cord, but not with the battery. Is it a problem if ...
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Do I need to declare official laptop and other electronics at UK customs?

I am travelling to the UK from India with family on a vacation. I want to carry my official laptop just to check emails and respond if necessary on a crisis. I have the permission letter from my ...
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Do United's 787-9 Dreamliners have personal HDMI ports?

I will be flying through United later this year on a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. I see that each of the seats comes with "personal device entertainment" which seems to be a display with streaming ...
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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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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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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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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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Duty on electronics when arriving to Argentina

A friend is traveling to Buenos Aires from the US, bringing both his personal notebook, and a new one for a relative. As I understand it, he'll have to pay 50% of the value of the new one (not sure ...
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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 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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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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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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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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What kind of plug adapter should I pack for India?

I'm travelling around a few cities in India, from Delhi to Bangalore. What type of plug adapter should I pack?
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How to safely transport external hard drives during air travel?

I plan to take a few external hard drives from Boston to Paris (air travel). How can I safely transport them? Beyond backing them up, bubble wrapping them and taking them as in cabin-luggage, what ...
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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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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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Is there a powerstrip that accomodates most if not all AC power plugs?

You can buy travel adapters for AC power plugs, but do powerstrips exist that accommodate different international power plugs in one unit? When travelling and collaborating in an international ...
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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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Where to find vintage electronics in Tokyo?

I'm really into vintage audio equipment. Where/if in Tokyo might one find second-hand, high-end, Sony, Denon, Technics, Pioneer, Nakamichi stereo components of 70s/80s/90s vintage in excellent ...
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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 ...
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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 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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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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How can I not get electrically shocked when handling my laptop in an airport?

I traveled by plane for the first time in my life 3 months ago. It was 4 trips, which meant 4 hand luggage inspections. I have a huge problem: I was asked to remove my laptop and tablet from my bag ...
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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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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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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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How can one travel with X-Ray sensitive equipment or electronic devices?

While analog film is probably still the most common X-ray sensitive item encountered at airport security, there are some emerging electronics technologies that use MOS floating gates as precision ...
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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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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 ...