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 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 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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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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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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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 (...
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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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Step-down transformer that actually works?

I've gone through a couple of step-down transformers (220v → 110v) over the course of my travels. Each one I've purchased doesn't quite work as advertised; usually, the output voltage is still too ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Traveling to South Korea, Should I buy a type C or F plug adapter?

From what I can see, either should plug into either socket. If I am bringing mainly a laptop, a usb, and a camera charger, which style should I buy for best results? Not sure if the type F is better/...
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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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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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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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Power plugs in Sri Lanka

I am about to go to Sri Lanka for a dew weeks but am unsure about the type of power sockets. I know that they have type D, G and M sockets. I will be fine with the G sockets (I have an AU-UK adaptor ...
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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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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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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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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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Are there power points in Dubai International Airport, UAE (DXB)?

I've 7 hour layover in DXB Terminal 3, and was wondering if there are universal power points located conveniently around the terminal. If so, are they usually crowded?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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In USA, do I need a 220V to 110V voltage converter for my India 220V laptop?

I am going for my higher studies to USA. Since I am from India, my laptop, electric shaver and mobile charger all run on 220V. Power rating of laptop charger: 65W (100V - 240V ~ 1.5A) What are some ...
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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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Where can I get some work done in Salzburg, Austria? (WiFi + power outlet)

I need to do some work during my travels. I see many cafes such as Cafe Bazar and Würfel Zucker offering free WiFi, but I don't know whether they'll have power outlets, and I need somewhat of a ...
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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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Power outlets for passenger use in Gatwick Airport

Are there outlets in Gatwick Airport, specifically South Terminal, where I can charge my laptop before flight? Are there outlets that will have standard European or North American sockets instead of ...
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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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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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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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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.