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All “normal” commercial flights are in terminal A. There is also a small terminal for general aviation (f.e. private aircraft, air taxis, air ambulances...). Electrical outlets are type E (CEE 7/5). US plugs will not fit without an adapter. A simple adapter is cheap and lightweight. Electricity is 230V, 50Hz (vs 115V, 60Hz in the US). Most phone and ...


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Oh dear! What a lot of confusion! There are five issues involved: 1. The physical shape of the outlets -- relatively easy to adapt standard American NEMA plugs to fit outlets in many other countries. The voltage involved -- most countries use 230 volt AC supplies rather than US 110-120 volt AC supplies. Converters MAY contain a small transformer, but ...


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Am I correct that adapter mode would burn a US appliance, or am I wrong? Yes, you are correct. If used in "adapter" mode, the voltage is not adjusted or converted in any way, and in most cases a device expecting only 120V (USA/North America/etc.) will be damaged when plugged into the 240V source. But it's worse than that. Even when used in "converter" mode,...


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Here is the Difference between a travel converter and adapter: Travel Adapter Travel electrical adapters (as seen here) only "adapt" the plug to fit European electrical outlets. They usually convert the american flat prong plug into a European round pronged plug. So, while it will make your plug "fit" the European outlet, it will not affect the voltage. So ...


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Correct. As a matter of fact, it states this in the product description: ADAPTER MODE: Only use Adapter Mode for DUAL VOLTAGE (110-220V, 120-240V) devices, such as iPhone charger, iPad charger, Laptop, MAC, Dual Voltage Hair straightener and other Dual Voltage Appliances. Dual voltage appliances must be used adapter mode. For what people generally ...


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If you plug an appliance designed only to work on a 110v 60Hz supply into a 220v/240v 50Hz supply without a converter it is highly likely that you'll damage it. However, many modern appliances (and most electronics like computers, phones, etc) have power supplies designed to work on both systems and require only an adaptor for the local sockets. You should ...


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