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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What sort of power adapter do I need to use Norwegian electronics in UK

I am going from Norway to UK for a 4 year long university course. I think the power socket is different to the one used here in Norway. Can somebody give a link (amazon.co.uk) to the power adapter I ...
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What kind of power sockets do Jet Airways' Boeing 777s have?

A set of upcoming flights I have with Jet Airways is on their Boeing 777-300ER planes which offer shared power sockets in economy class. (Yay!) But what sort of power sockets would these be? Jet ...
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My RCA tablet has 110 V DC adapter, does it work in India?

My RCA-VIKING-PRO 10 inches is a 110 V based one. Can I use it in India where the input is 220 V? The adapter given is 110 V only and pins that go into the wall mounted power source are also ...
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An extra battery in a hand luggage?

I normally carry an extra battery for my electronics. I am travelling in Europe. Is it allowed to have an extra battery in a hand luggage?
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Charger of laptop 110-240 V [duplicate]

I have a Toshiba laptop. The charger of my laptop says that the output is from 110-240 V. Can I plug my charger to a 220 V without damaging it and do I still need an adapter? I'm too scared to ...
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US Xbox 360 to Ireland

I recently came to Ireland and brought my Xbox with me. I bought an adapter for it but I'm not sure it will work with the Xbox or fry the power brick. Here is the link.
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Are there facilities to recharge batteries on Oman Air flights to Thailand via Muscat?

I recently bought a ticket for a flight from Munich to Bangkok via Muscat with Oman Air. I took a peek at their fleet but it seemed like I wasn't able to get the information I needed. Is there any ...
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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 ...
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I'm from Israel, do I need power adapters for Nepal?

I'm traveling to Nepal and I don't know if I need to bring power adapters and if so which power adapters to bring
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Should one bring a power strip when travelling from the U.S. to Europe so that one won't have to get more than one power adapter?

Since then you could presumably plug the power strip into the power adapter and then not have to get multiple power adapters? Or is this unnecessary?
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Power converter that worked in Barcelona doesn't work in Rome - how to recover?

I have an international power converter that looks like this one. (I bought mine several years ago; it's not that exact one.) I used this converter to power a US phone-battery charger in Barcelona ...
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Why do some countries have different voltages? [closed]

Why do some countries have different voltages than others? Why is there no universal plug like a USB?
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Type B power plugs in Japan

I'm travelling to Japan soon, so I'm looking for power adapters for my (Australian) laptop and phone chargers. My laptop charger has an earthed plug, and as such most of the adapters that I've found ...
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Power at landside at Budapest airport?

It seems I will have a few hours to spend at the landside of Budapest airport. There seems to be a cafe Edit: http://www.bud.hu/english/passengers/shopping_and_gastronomy/restaurants/flocafe-8131.html ...
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What do I need to know to charge my phone / razor in Europe?

What do I need to know to charge my American phone / razor / laptop in Europe? Do I need a simple converter, or do I need to take voltage in account?
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Can Apple World Travel Adapter Kit be used in Iran

Can you use the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit in Iran? I want to be able to charge my Macbook. I read somewhere that Iran's voltage is 240 but I purchased the Macbook in the US, any idea if this ...
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Which plug from the Apple World Travel Adapter Kit should I use in Mongolia?

I purchased an Apple World Travel Adapter Kit back in 2011, and it contains two plugs that seem a close match to what's required for Mongolia (Europlug, Type E). Frustratingly, the manual didn't ...
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Where can I find plug sockets in Riga Airport (RIX)?

I just arrived in Riga (B gates, Air Baltic area) and have walked around the terminal a bit without seeing any plug sockets--a bit surprising, since the airport seems quite modern or at least recently ...
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Can I use Indian electronic appliance in US

I plan to take my desktop with me to America. I have read around the web that following power specification is necessary for appliances to operate in US Voltage: 110V & Frequency: 60Hz. My ...
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Will my American Xbox work in China?

I am going to China. I plan on taking my regular Xbox. I am buying this travel adapter from BestBuy: Insignia™ - All-In-One Travel Adapter/Converter (Black). The adapter is compatible with 1875W and ...
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Travelling with mobile phones with discharged batteries

I seem to recall some rule coming in to force about not being able to board a flight with a mobile phone that had a flat battery (wouldn't turn on) (introduced for security reasons) Is this enforced? ...
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Ireland power plug and concern about 230 V vs. 220 V

I am travelling from Hong Kong to Ireland. In Hong Kong type G (220V, 50Hz) plugs and sockets are used. While the plugs and sockets in Ireland are also type G, they have different voltage (230V, 50Hz)....
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Are there any power outlets available in SNCF's Intercités de Nuit?

Are there any power outlets available inside SNCF's Intercités de Nuit? Ideally I'd like to know about both second and first class sleeper compartments, and any other possible locations.
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Are there electrical plugs and/or wifi in Japanese shinkansen?

Do the Shinkansen trains have wifi? How about electrical plugs? If it depends on the train, these are the ones I'll be taking: Hikari 546 (Hiroshima->Shin-Kobe) Hikari 470 (Shin-Kobe->Tokyo) Max ...
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Charging mobile phones in Mongolia

I often find mobile phones useful when travelling. On the practical side, they can be helpful when trying to find a place, and also looking up information about a place. On a more non-essential note, ...
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Which Travel Adapter works for Macbook to the Philippines?

In reading up on the electricity that is offered in the Philippines, I see that I should expect 220V, 60HZ, type A,B,C. I have an authentic Apple World Travel Adapter Kit. On my trip I'm thinking of ...
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Place to buy travel plug adapters and a USB stick in Hyderabad?

I'm in Hyderabad and looking for an electronics store where I can buy plug adapters and a USB memory stick. I haven't been able to locate a store with plug adapters in Banjara Hills yet, even in the ...
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What power adapter do I need to use when traveling to the US?

I would like to know if we can get USA adapter for Indian plugs in shops in US airports. As the devices in India are rated for 220v, we need a proper converter as well. Can I get both at an airport?
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Can a 60Hz fan motor run on 50Hz?

I am moving to Poland this summer and would like to take my two HEPA air filters with me (it really helps with my breathing, especially when the air is so polluted in the region). However, they are ...
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Free Wi-Fi / available power / cashless food facilities in LAX airport?

I've got a stopover of a few hours in LAX on Monday evening. Firstly, I assume I'll be spending some of that time in customs, getting my bag, being searched, probed and whatnot. However, after all ...
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Will I need a converter for my USA laptop in Botswana?

My laptop’s input is 100-240V AC 50/60Hz. I’m travelling to Botswana, where they use 230 volts at 50 hertz. Do I need a converter or a transformer?
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How to use my electronic equipment in the United States?

How to use my electronic equipment in the United States? In Brazil uses an electric standard 220 Volts/110 Volts, 50/60 Hz and several different plugs. Picture with type of plugs in Brazil (...
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Do North American electrical appliances work in Dominican Republic and if not - what adapter is needed?

Coming from Canada, do I need to bring any adapters so that I can recharge my small electronic devices (phones, tablets, etc)?
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Power Adapter for travel: Grounding

I'm looking for a power adapter than I can use in Poland (coming from India). I can't seem to find anything on how I'm supposed to handle grounded electronics (such as my laptop). Would I need to ...
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What is the hotel room card slot inside the room for?

Several hotels I've stayed in lately (in the Middle East if that matters) have a card slot just inside the door of the room, and it appears that the lights/AC in the room only work if you have one of ...
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What do Cuban power plugs look like?

What do Cuban power plugs look like? Are they like US or UK ones?
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Ground on “type E” plug adapter

I brought to the US a French Belkin F7C01008 power-strip with a "type E" plug. I got an adapter for US plugs, however it lacks the "male grounding pin" that the French type E plug expects. Although ...
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What is the difference between type C and type SE plugs?

I live in Japan, which uses plugs A and B for mains connectors, and I will be going to South Korea, so I decided to buy a plug adapter for my electronics. Searching online, all points that South ...
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Traveling to Seoul, phone questions

I have an ASUS zenphone 2 (yay for dual sim slots!) and I'm traveling to Seoul next week for a two week business trip. 1) do I need to worry about a power converter for the phone charger, or will the ...
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Power adapter for Europe - Type C or Type E/F?

Traveling to Croatia & Germany from the USA next week. Need some adapters. Early research says they use both Type C and E/F in Europe. So, which adapter is the most universal? I believe Type C ...
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Adapter for a Surface tablet in Europe

My charger supports 100-240v, can I use a regular old plug adaptor for my surface tablet? Or do I need a bigger surge protector type? I'll be in Germany, where I think most wall outlets are 220, I ...
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Travel Portable Battery

I travel a lot but I only carry a single carry-on with my laptop, camera and cellphone. I already have an external USB battery pack for my cellphone but I cannot charge my Macbook, nor my Nikon D3 ...
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Is my toothbrush plug compatible with UK bathroom socket?

I have a toothbrush charger that is supposed to have a standard UK bathroom plug, but when I'm trying to plug it into the socket, it is very loose, and I'm not sure if it is charging as there is no ...
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Can I plug an adapter into a power strip when going from UK to Europe (Spain)?

I'm travelling from the UK to Spain at the end of the week and, rather than take a bunch of adapters for our chargers, I was thinking of simply taking a couple of power strips and one adapter for each....
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What kind of plug adapter should I use when traveling in Indonesia?

How would I charge, say, an iPad with the standard U.S. adapter and cable? (Asked on behalf of a twitterer.)
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Can I plug French electronics into Russian sockets without an adaptor?

According to this page, Russian and French sockets/plugs are the same "shape", but in France we use 230 Volts while the Russians use 220 Volts. Will a laptop charger and other electronics work with ...
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Can I use one travel converter for UK mains type G for multiple type A socketed appliances?

I am going to travel to the UK and wonder if I can use one travel adapter with my 4-way (type A) power strip or will I need to use multiple power adapters? Some friends of mine recommend using a ...
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Which electrical plugs are used in Thailand?

I'm living in the Netherlands. I'm going on a holiday to Thailand. I need to know which electrical plug is used over there? A European one? or like the one in the States? or something else?
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What kind of plugs can I expect on transatlantic cruise ships?

When searching for cruises, there are usually descriptions of the rooms you can book but in the list of amenities there is no mention of power outlets. As spending a week or more on the sea requires ...
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In which countries Electronic items purchased from India can be used without any voltage converter and vice versa? [closed]

In which other countries Electronic items purchased from India can be used without any voltage converter and vice versa?