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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Why is the bathroom's light switch outside the room in some countries?

I'm in Ireland and I noticed the bathroom's light switch is located outside the room. I heard that is common here and in other European countries. Why is that?
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Water heater pump - Usage in Room UK Travel

We came to UK from India and in our room there are two switch. One "water heater pump" and one "water heater" as shown I understand that water heater if switched on then only we ...
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Can you charge your phone "airside" at Malaga Airport (AGP)

I normally travel from (Kastrup) Københavns Lufthavn (CPH) where there are many outlets where you can just "plug-in" and charge your equipment without any cost. Are there any public outlets, ...
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Plugging in a Power Spike/Surge protector to a Voltage Converter

I'll be moving from India to USA in a month and I am trying to figure out the adapters. Can I connect a Universal Travel adapter( I own this) to a power spike and connect appliances? Is it safe? I don'...
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Are there electrical outlets in Amtrak California Zephyr bedrooms?

How many electrical outlets are there in a bedroom on the California Zephyr? Where are they located? Any photos showing this?
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May I legally plug a EU device to a UK socket without an adapter? [closed]

Taken from this video. During short stays where the risk of a fire is negligible, am I permitted to plug my European devices without an adapter in the UK?
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How can I get a 220 V European plug into a 220 V wall outlet in Taiwan?

I have to help someone plug a European built electronic device into a 220 volt wall outlet in Taiwan. Right now they have a cord with a two round pin type-C plug. We're in northern Taiwan, Hsinchu ...
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Is it safe to plug a power strip into a voltage converter?

My voltage converter has only one 110V outlet. Is it safe to plug a 3-outlet 110V power strip to the voltage converter? The voltage converter is a 1100W step down 220V to 110V converter: 2020 ...
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When traveling from the EU to the USA, what kind of power adapter am I going to need?

I'm going to be traveling from the EU to the USA for a few days. During my stay, I need to be able to charge personal devices such as my laptop, my phone, and my shaving machine. Coming from a ...
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Does the Chopin Airport in Warzaw Poland really have just one Terminal?

I will be connecting flights in Warsaw Poland soon and while researching the Chopin Airport I get the impression that it only has one terminal. Is this true or am I incorrect? Also, if I need to ...
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Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Buquebus boat service between Buenos Aires and Montevideo?

Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Buquebus boat service between Buenos Aires and Montevideo?
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Converter vs Adapter

I'm looking at travel Converters so I can use an American appliance abroad. Something like this. However, all of those I've seen are both Converters and Adapters. As far as I know, that means that if ...
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Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Inca Rail train between Cusco and Machu Picchu in Peru?

Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Inca Rail train between Cusco and Machu Picchu in Peru?
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Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Yangon Circular Train?

Is there any power plug that passengers may use on the Yangon Circular Train?
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Use 230V 50Hz electronics in U.S.A

I want to visit friends in U.S.A. and may stay there for maybe a month. I would like to bring my electronics with me and need to know how I could use them in America. They use 230 V, 50 Hz (I am from ...
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Is it safe to plug one travel adapter into another?

I'm currently in Peru and have a three-pronged travel adapter. This was fine in Colombia but the plug sockets here mostly have inputs for two prongs. I want to plug my UK Macbook charger (which fits ...
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Power Adapter for Traveling to Scotland (I live in the US)

I live in the US, and will be traveling to Scotland. I will need to charge my laptop and phone (macbook and iPhone if it matters) while I am there, and I have been receiving some mixed advice about ...
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Is it safe/practical to charge a laptop from the power outlets in Indian trains?

I know that people charge their phones from the power outlets in Indian rail carriages, but I can't get any good information whether it is okay to plug in the laptop into these sockets or not.
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Airline power sockets shut down when I plug my computer in. How can I avoid that?

Even if the question may go into the technical details of a laptop computer specifications, I would like to know general experience of travellers concerning that topic. Some airlines offer power ...
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Looking for an adaptor to use my computer from France in Uruguay

I have browsed alot through Amazon to find an adaptor to use my electric stuffs bought France in Uruguay. In the description of the products they say if it can be used in Europa, USA, Australia, etc, ...
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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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