Questions tagged [power]

Related to the supply of electricity, and the appropriate sockets, adapters or converters. Do not use with or instead of tag 'batteries' where [batteries] fully encompasses the electrical aspect of the question.

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Power sockets in Ecuador - grounded or ungrounded?

I am aware that Ecuador uses sockets compatible with the US/North American standard (source), but which type is more widespread: the ungrounded (type A, 2 pins) or the grounded one (type B, 3 pins)? ...
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Using type H computer plug adapter in Japan

I'm planning on using my laptop in Japan. I have a Type H power adapter: I tried using my Japanese adapter but it leaves the ground pin exposed, and either way it doesn't fit all the way: Is there ...
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Can I use my laptop, which says 100-240V, in the USA?

I am planning to take my laptop to the USA. The adapter says input voltage is from 100-240V. However the cord connecting the adapter to the plug mentions 2.5A 250V. Will the laptop work along with ...
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Travel Transformer from US to Japan (100V -> 120V) Voltage?

I'm from the US (120V), and am interested in taking my hot air brush on my study abroad trip to Japan. I'm aware of the voltage difference and similar plugs to the US. The problem is that the only ...
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Dual-voltage hair dryer, but not dual-frequency

I have a dual-voltage hair dryer, but it’s labeled “60hz” — not “50/60hz.” Is it safe to use in “50hz” England? i think, from reading answers here, that it WILL be OK, if I only operate it on LOW.” ...
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Why does my laptop charger not work with this adapter?

I just bought this adapter at the hotel because I forgot to bring mine from home. For some reason my laptop is not charging when I use this. My charger works until ~250V and the adapter accepts 240V.
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Can I use my ipad charger bought in Japan in Los Angeles?

Can I use my ipad charger bought in Japan in Los Angeles? Or Do I need any kind of converter?
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Which kind of appliances can one connect to electric sockets located in an airplane's toilet?

Which kind of appliances can one connect to electric sockets located in an airplane's toilet? I have read/heard conflicting information: http://asiaspirit.com/lavatory.html (mirror): The electric ...
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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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When traveling to Europe from North America, do I need to purchase a different power strip?

I'm a Canadian citizen travelling to Europe for the first time and was worried about the difference in voltage between the two regions. Currently, I plan to bring a travel adapter (not a voltage ...
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Are Israeli and Thai sockets accidentally compatible?

It looks like the Thai "Type-O" plugs have the same specs as Israeli "Type H", and the plug looks similar, but "upside-down": Type H: Type O: Can you actually plug one kind into the other?
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Eu to US power adapter [closed]

I bought a Beard trimmer from Tophatter not realizing it came with European power cord with the 2 long prongs instead of a regular US plug. So power input is 230v-50Hz only, where most plugs are rated ...
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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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Can I carry a power bank traveling from Dubai to Goa on Oman Air?

Can you please advise me if I can carry a power bank on flight/hand luggage, when traveling from Dubai to Goa on Oman Air?
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Why does this US to UK adapter not fit properly?

A friend brought me a present with a (reportedly) US-type electrical plug. I bought a (reportedly) US-to-UK adapter on ebay, and this is what I got: However, when I tried it, the plug wouldn't fit ...
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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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Wifi and power outlets on bus from Paris to Turin

I am taking a bus from Paris to Turin in a couple of weeks. I would like to not miss out the day and get some work done. I've read that some of the buses offer power outlets and free wifi, but there ...
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Power convertor / adaptor for American razor in Europe and in the UK

I have an American razor, seen in the first picture, that is marked as 120V ~60HZ 12W. I went to Belgrade and bought an coverter, seen in the second picture, with output of AC 110V and 45W. The razor ...
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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 kind of converter do I need? [closed]

My girlfriend bought an electric grill from Thailand. Voltage/Frequency - 220v/50Hz Power - 1,300W Current - 6A I have what I think is a just an adapter (it has all the different plug types) 100-...
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Can I charge my Samsung Gear S2 watch in UK?

I will be traveling to the UK. I have bought an adapter for the outlets and I do know that my phone has dual voltage support and will not need at transformer. However, I have a Samsung Gear S2 watch ...
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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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Continuous use power converter? [closed]

I am moving from the US to New Zealand, and I’m trying to figure out what electrical/electronic devices I can take with me. I know I just need an adapter for my 100-240v devices, but my question is ...
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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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I have an HP Pavillion G4 laptop

I have an HP Pavilion model G4 notebook running Windows 7. I am wondering whether it will work on the power in the UK and Ireland. I am planning on traveling there and I do have adapters for plugging ...
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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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Does economy class on JAL have power points?

Flying on (Japanese Airlines) JAL this weekend (on a 787), but am wondering how I can find out what facilities USB, power points etc) that the seats have? I would put my specific flight number here ...
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Power plug adapter for Thailand for US electronics

I live in the USA and will be traveling to Thailand in a few months. I'm trying to figure out if I need a travel adapter to plug my electronic devices into. All my electronic devices support voltages ...
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Can power banks be recharged from both 120V and 240V?

I'm traveling from the US to the UK in a few weeks. Can I recharge a power bank purchased in the US at a UK power outlet? The specs for all the power banks I've been considering make no explicit ...
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Does a USB to UK socket adapter exist?

I hope this isn't too confusing. I'm travelling on Ethiopian Airlines in a few days and I see that the flight has a USB. I know that I can charge my electronic devices however the most important ...
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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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Is it possible to have 2 10000mAh power banks in a single carry on? [duplicate]

I am traveling abroad and I was wondering if I can take my 2 power banks with me in my carry on. They are both identical power banks with 10000 mAh These are the ones I have
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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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Publicly-accessible electric sockets in Munich to charge dead devices?

Are there any places where I can find a publicly-available electric socket in Munich? I'm trying to charge my dead mobile device.
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Do Australian power tools need a converter to be used in Philippines?

I'm sending an Aussie drill and grinder 240v to the Philippines. Do I need to buy a power converter from 110v to 240v to run power tools safely?
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Will this USB wall wort/adaptor work in Cuba? [Photos]

The Label says TYPE:HX9200 INPUT: 100 - 240V ~ 50/60Hz,3.5W OUTPUT: 5V [DC Output Symbol] 2.5W And the rest is symbols and such. Guardalavaca specifically.
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Will this travel adapter that supports “more than 150 countries” work in South Africa?

I have an Insten Universal World Wide Travel Charger Adapter Plug that I've used in Europe a few times. I'm going to South Africa this summer (mainly staying in Johannesburg and Cape Town), and it hit ...
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What is a suitable step up transformer to allow me to use a Chinese appliance in the US? [closed]

I have been looking for a step up transformer to use a 140W appliance from China in the US. Ideally it wouldn't be one of the big bulky ones! The closest thing I have found so far is this transformer,...
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Adapter voltage different to both mains power and appliance expectations

Sorry if this is a question better suited to Electronics.SE. I'll be travelling from my home country of Australia to the Philippines tomorrow, and been looking for a suitable travel adapter. ...
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Why is using plugs so difficult in Vietnam?

It requires a lot of force to plugs thing in Vietnam. All plugs I have found look like European ones with two round prongs but do they use a different standard than Europeans? In many places there ...
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Can I use external movie source on Ethopian Airlines 787?

I just booked a flight on Ethiopian Airlines and I saw that the plane is a Boeing 787-8. (Dreamliner??) I'm traveling with a child and I was wondering if it's possible to plug an external USB with my ...
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What kind of travel charger adapter needed when traveling from India to Australia?

I am traveling from India to Australia next month. Can anyone please tell me which kind of adapter I should buy? will the product listed below help? or do I need to have a product which performs step ...
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Is there a power adapter that works for all plug type pairs (A to O)?

Why is there no universal travel adapter available for type A+B+C+D+E+F+G+H+I+J+K+L+M+N+O ? (http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/map.htm#) e.g. a smart device that checks the country it is in and adapts the ...
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Rolling blackouts in the Philippines

I am planning to visit Luzon, Philippines, and would probably be staying either in Manila or in Morong, Bataan, possibly in a private residence. I've read that the electric power system in the ...
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Will a desktop presently working on 220V still function properly in New York City at 120V? [closed]

Will my desktop work in US, given there we have 120 volts supply and here in India we have 220 volts supply in households. I'm open for workarounds as well like a switched-mode power supply change, or ...
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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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What legal documents are Italian citizens supposed to carry when traveling to Ireland?

This summer I would like to go on vacation in Ireland for two weeks with my girlfriend. I'm 21, she is 19 years old. We're Italian. I have a driver's license and carta d'identità. Question: As an ...
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Cooking inside a hotel room

We are looking for a hotel for a two weeks stay. We would like to cook our own meals on an electric stove (with no fire). Is it usually permitted to use such high-power electric equipment in a hotel ...