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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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 ...
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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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Do the Chinese CRH trains have power outlets?

I couldn't find any outlets last time I was on a CRH. Which models have an outlet, and where in the train can we find them?
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Where in Kiev airport can I find power outlets?

I have a long layover in Kiev Boryspil and would like to recharge my computer. Where can I find some electrical plugs on the airport grounds?
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 do you get a travel adaptor in Ireland?

You arrive in Ireland and realise, oh no, you forgot to pack your travel adaptor. Unfortunately you are going to need one while you're here. That is the situation I'm in. Where can I get a new one ...
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What powerbank can I use on the flight?

I'm going on a flight for 5 hours and will be using my iPad Air for watching video. The battery will be used quickly, so I need a power bank that will be able to charge it on the fly. Are there any ...
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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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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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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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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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Is it safe to plug a power strip into a travel adapter plug?

I'm traveling from North America to Asia next month, I'm wondering if it is safe to hook up a power strip (with a surge protector) into a travel adapter plug, instead of buying several travel adapter ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Is it normal that a socket only gives electricity when the plug is plugged in one way?

I bought this type F to type G power adapter for using my Norwegian laptop etc in UK. It only works if I put the charger plug in one way into the adapter, but if I switch it around so that the ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 ...