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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 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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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 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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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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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.
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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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Max no. of Power banks allowed in Carry on - Air China

I have read numerous blog posts advising that we must carry power banks as carry on and not checked in luggage. However, I fail to obtain the maximum amount (number of power banks or capacity of each ...
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How can I charge my UK electric toothbrush in the USA?

In the UK electric toothbrushes and razors are usually supplied with BS 4573 plugs. What's the easiest way to charge a UK electric toothbrush in the USA? Using a BS 4573 to regular British ...
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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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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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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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Philippine Airlines - power supply in economy

Does anyone know if the Economy seats on Philippine Airlines flights (777) have in-seat power supply?
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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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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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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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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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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 ...