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 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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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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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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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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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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What are the lightest travel adapters/converters available for France?

I have no travel adapters for Paris and I need to know which brand has all the parts needed to charge my Android phone in a Paris apartment and which one has the least amount of weight. Edit: ...
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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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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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Are there any power outlets and Wi-Fi hotspots on the Zurich-Milan train?

I'm wondering if there are power outlets on the SBB Zurich-Milan train. The SBB page on the topic says: "Depending on the route and train type, you can enjoy the following services during your ...
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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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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?
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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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How can I properly use a step-down transformer with 220V/240V options on a 230V line (Australia)?

I purchased a Power Bright VC1500W Step-Down/Up Transformer before moving to Australia. I was under the impression that Australian voltage was supplied at 240V, but the standard was recently changed ...
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Is there a Macgyver-esque way to charge rechargeable batteries?

I am on a hiking trip an I forgot to pack the recharging device for my penlite batteries. I have enough power with me thanks to my solar panel. I can charge every device that is charging with usb. My ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Can I take a two pin travel adapter plug in my hand luggage?

I'm going to Gran Canaria, and I just wanted to know if it would be safe to take a two pin plug in my hand-luggage, as it might get damaged in my suitcase in transit.
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What kind of power adapter do I need in New Zealand

We will be traveling in New Zealand for 9 months. What is the best adapter to get for our laptops, Kindle, iPad and iPhones?
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Travel charger usage on the plane (KLM)

Has any had any experience of charging mobile devices on the plane? I am catching a flight to NY from London (KLM/Delta Airlines) and need to be entertained using my phone. I wonder how I can manage ...
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Finnair power sockets

I am flying with Finnair for the first time and I am going to spend 10+ hours in the airplane. I had asked Finnair, how can I power my laptop on-board. And they replied that I can 'use the power ...
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India converter 110v to 220v for Dental appliances

I am planning for a trip to India, and would like to know if there are good branded voltage converters (110v to 220v) that are available in the US for my Philips Soniccare and Waterpik. (BTW I have ...
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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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Will I need a power converter for my laptop? (U.S. based.) to Philippines?

It's a standard U.S. Dell laptop. I'll be in Manila, mostly in a hotel for a conference.
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How can I use a US Xbox 360 in Beijing?

I have a US Xbox 360 (E series, for inquiring minds). From what I've read on Microsoft's site, the 360 does NOT have a universal switching supply, but rather a 100-127V supply for US consoles (and ...
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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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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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Where can I buy an electric immersion heater in Madrid, Spain

I am currently in Madrid for my job, and I badly need an electric immersion heater for having tea/coffee in my hostel room. I have seen these are available online, but I cannot order from there ...
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Internet cafe with Wi-Fi in Hohhot, China?

This is my second time in Hohhot/Huhhot/Huhehaote, the capital of Inner Mongolia, China. I've been here one week this time. But despite many scouting missions I seem to be unable to find what I think ...
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Power supply stabilizer or inverter for use of European laptops in Laos?

Alternative title : does your electronic devices have suffered of voltage surges or other Lao RPD electricity network specificities ? While traveling in Laos, I daily use a laptop that was bought in ...
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Adapter in Koh Chang?

My wife and I are planning to visit a hotel in Koh Chang Thailand in January. Does anyone know if an adapter is needed? We are from Sweden. According to Wikipedia we use CEE 7/4, commonly called "...
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What kind of power plug adapter do I need in Argentina and Chile?

I'm going to Argentina and Chile and have a couple of electronic devices I want to charge. I have Swiss plugs consisting of two bolts: What kind of adapter should I pack for Argentina and Chile?
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Can you just charge your phone/ipad/laptop at the airport at any outlet?

Recently, a guy got arrested for charging his Nissan Leaf. I don't have an electric car yet, but I do this so often. That is, when I am traveling and I see an outlet I feel free to charge my gadgets. ...
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How to find places with Wi-Fi and electricity in China?

I don't travel with a smart phone and I don't want to. My netbook battery died during my trip and I tried and failed to get a new or reconditioned one in China. Because I'm hitchhiking I sometimes ...
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Where can I charge my laptop at SFO internationational terminal?

They have internet at SFO, but I am running out of battery. I have checked all the bars, but none seem to have outlets. Is there any way I can charge my gadgets while waiting for my flight?
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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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What type of power outlets are used in Bath, UK?

I am having a discussion about travel in the UK with some friends and I believe that in the town of Bath buildings use the same power outlets as Europe and not the UK for some reason. Can someone ...
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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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Is there Wi-Fi and electric socket in long-distance buses in Germany?

Traveling with Polish bus operator PolskiBus I got used to electric socket and free Wi-Fi on board. I could just charge my smartphone and browse internet or read books. How does it look like in long-...
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Do I need a voltage converter for my Surface tablet in Rome?

I have a Surface Pro with charger that comes with box. I checked Rome is using 220v and Canada is using 120v and is using some weird power plug like 3 holes in a line. But as I remember all laptop ...
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Travel adaptor in Egypt - can I buy the UK adaptor in Cairo?

I read that I need an European plug converter in Egypt. How hard is it to buy a UK to Europe plug in Cairo?
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Do I need to have an electrical converter when traveling to Sao Paulo/Brazil?

I am traveling from USA to São Paulo. Will it be possible to use cell phone charger, razor, etc without some sort of electrical converter and/or outlet adapter?
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Where can I buy a 220v to 110v transformer in Buenos Aires at a reasonable price?

The house I'm renting has some 110v audio equipment that I'd like to use and the transformer that they have seems to be fried. I'm looking for a shop where I can buy a transformer at a reasonable ...