I hear this question asked many times. Unless you take a resistance heat type of appliance, there is no need for a power conversion. There is no need to take any kind of resistance heat type of appliance. The hotel will furnish a hair dryer upon request and if you need a curling iron buy one that has a switch for 120-240 volts.
- Every device sold today, like phone chargers, camera chargers, laptops, tablets, etc, will plug into any world wide voltage (just look at the tag and it will say, 120-240).
- Also, every hotel I have stayed at in China has an outlet with the pins and the slots (typical of the US plug).
- The only adapter you may need is the standard three prong plug adapter sold in just about every hardware and grocery store in the US for a couple of dollars.
Most hotels will furnish an adapter plug. Just kindly ask.
Do hotels have outlet adapters?
Stay plugged in: Here’s a handy guide to plugs and sockets for international travel 1 Few things are more annoying than arriving in a country for a vacation and discovering you can’t plug in your devices and need to seek out a hardware store for an adapter.
- Although many hotels offer USB charging outlets, travelers can’t count on that.
- If you accidentally leave your converter in one hotel and arrive at the next converterless, don’t hesitate to ask the front-desk staff if you can borrow a charger or converter that another guest left behind.
- If the country you’re visiting operates on 220-240 volts, Matthew Price, owner of a Mr.
Electric () franchise, recommends packing a converter with surge protection, because it acts “like a sponge — if any voltage spikes, it absorbs it and takes it safely back to ground.” (Mr. Electric is part of the Neighborly platform ( ), which helps connect consumers to home-service providers.) Conrad McGregor’s website, the source of this chart, notes that the voltage in most countries is between 220 and 240 volts (50 or 60 Hz) rather than between 100 and 127 volts, on which the U.S.
Operates. Worldstandards.eu also lists countries (ranging from Afghanistan to Vatican City) omitted here. “For travelers, it’s about safety,” Price said. “The cool thing about 100-240 volts is that most smartphones are designed to charge at either 110 or 220 volts.” Also, the ‘s website is another resource.
Here’s a listing of plugs and sockets and some of the places where they are used.2
Mostly used in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Japan Two pins Not grounded 15 amp Usually 100-127 volt Socket compatible with plug Type A
Mostly used in the U.S., Canada, Mexico and Japan Three pins Grounded 15 amp Usually 100-127 volts Socket compatible with plug Types A and B
Mostly used in Europe, South America and Asia Two pins Not grounded 2.5 amp Usually 220-240 volts Socket compatible with plug Type C
Mostly used in India Three pins Grounded 5 amp 220-240 volts Socket compatible with plug type D (partial and unsafe compatibility with Types C, E and F)
Primarily used in France, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia and Czech Republic Two pins Grounded 16 amp 220-240 volts Socket compatible with plug Types C, E and F
Used almost everywhere in Europe and Russia except for the United Kingdom and Ireland Two pins Grounded 16 amp 220-240 volts Socket compatible with plug Types C, E and F
Mostly used in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Malta, Malaysia and Singapore Three pins Grounded 13 amp 220-240 volts Socket compatible with plug Type G
Used exclusively in Israel, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip Three pins Grounded 16 amp 220-240 volts Socket compatible with plug Types C and H (unsafe compatibility with Types E and F)
Mostly used in Australia, New Zealand, China and Argentina
Two or three pins Two pins, not grounded; three pins, grounded 10 amp 220-240 volts Socket compatible with plug Type I
Used almost exclusively in Switzerland and Liechtenstein Three pins Grounded 10 amp 220-240 volts Socket compatible with plug Types C and J
Used almost exclusively in Denmark and Greenland Three pins Grounded 16 amp 220-240 volts Socket compatible with plug Types C and K (unsafe compatibility with Types E and F)
Used almost exclusively in Italy and Chile Three pins Grounded 10 amp and 16 amp 220-240 volts 10-amp socket compatible with plug Types C and L (10-amp version); 16-amp socket compatible with plug Type L (16-amp version)
Mostly used in South Africa Three pins Grounded 15 amp 220-240 volts Socket compatible with plug Type M
Used in Brazil and South Africa Three pins Grounded 10 amp and 20 amp 100-240 volts Socket compatible with plug Types C and N
Used exclusively in Thailand Three pins Grounded 16 amp 220-240 volts Socket compatible with plug Types C and O (unsafe compatibility with Types E and F)
: Stay plugged in: Here’s a handy guide to plugs and sockets for international travel
Do hotels in UK have adapters?
Quote: Originally Posted by cjd UK hotels use the UK standard 3 rectangular pin socket outlets running at 230volts. That’s not neccessarily true as a number of hotels in London have UK plugs most places as well as a US-type plug by the desk. In fact the hotel I’m in at the moment (Marriott Marble Arch) is like that.
- I think at least one of the Hiltons is like that (Waldorf or Trafalgar maybe?).
- I’m pretty sure the Metropole does not have a US plug available.
- I’ve only stayed there a couple of nights last year though.
- Agree with above though, adapters are -very- cheap (think the one I currently use was $10 or $15 and includes powers adapters for 3 or 4 standards.
As long as your laptop (or any electronics) includes a power brick (as every laptop I’ve ever seen does) then the power brick actually handles conversion regardless of what its plugged into so the only thing you need is an adapter. The only portable electronics that should need a converter (as opposed to an adapter) are those that draw a lot of power (i.e.
What happens if you don’t use a voltage converter?
Many people wonder, ‘ what is the difference between an adapter and a converter? ‘ and ‘ do i need an adapter or a converter or both for my trip? ‘ Chances are, if you are traveling to a foreign country, you will need an adapter plug to charge your phone and power up your laptop.
An adapter changes the plug configuration so your US power plugs fit into the wall socket in the foreign country you are visiting. A converter changes the electricity so you can use your NON DUAL VOLTAGE appliances when visiting a foreign country. If all your appliances are dual voltage, you don’t need to pack a converter.
ADAPTERS Most likely, when traveling overseas, you WILL need an adapter plug to plug your smartphone, tablet, laptop computer and other electronics into the wall outlet to charge. United States power plugs have two flat pins, and while US power plugs fit perfectly into US wall outlets, US plugs will not fit into foreign wall outlets, such as wall outlets in the United Kingdom,
You will need a travel adapter plug to be able to plug your electronics into wall outlets in the United Kingdom and around the world. Not sure which adapter you will need for your trip abroad? Use Going In Style’s adapter and converter finder to find the adapter and converter you need for your trip. CONVERTERS ‘ Now that I have my adapter plug, do I still need a converter? ‘ The United States operates on 110-120 volt electricity while many foreign countries, such as France, operate on 230 volt electricity.
If your appliances are NOT dual voltage, this difference in electricity can damage and blow out appliances such as your hair dryer. Most electronics (iPhone, Samsung Galaxy Phone, iPad, Kindle) on the market today ARE dual voltage and do not require a converter.
Smartphones, e-readers, tablets and many laptops are dual voltage. ALWAYS CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOUR ELECTRONICS AND APPLIANCES ARE DUAL VOLTAGE before leaving for your trip. Do check to see if your hair dryer or other appliance is dual voltage, there should be a label on your hair dryer that either says 110 – 120 volts (which would not be dual voltage) or 110 volts – 240 volts (which would be dual voltage).
If your hair dryer says the later, then it IS DUAL VOLTAGE and will work in foreign countries that run on different voltage, such as France. If you hair dryer is NOT DUAL VOLTAGE then you will either need to purchase a travel hair dryer that is dual voltage or purchase a converter.
- In the case that your hair dryer is not dual voltage, Going In Style usually recommends purchasing a hair dryer made specifically for travel, such as the Conair 1600 Watt Dual Voltage Travel Blow Dryer,
- Converters can be heavy and bulky and take up unnecessary room in your luggage when you are trying to pack light.
A travel hair dryer will usually be compact, lightweight and sometimes foldable, and quite easy to pack in your suitcase. In summary, if you are traveling to a foreign country, you will most likely need to bring along an adapter, However, you only need a converter if your appliances are not dual voltage and not compatible with the electricity in your destination country.
What plugs do they use in Amsterdam?
Travel with a mobile phone, tablet or laptop can be difficult without the right adaptor. Make sure you bring a European adaptor from home, or buy one at Schiphol. The Netherlands uses the Type F electrical plug. This plug has two round pins, spaced about 2 cm apart, and is the same as those used in many countries in Continental Europe.
Is Type C and Type F the same?
Travel Adaptor for Germany You will need to consider what to pack, to ensure you can use your personal electrical appliances safely whilst abroad. This normally includes the use of a, which is a device that simply allows you to plug any UK electrical appliance into a foreign electrical socket.
Type C Type F
How do I know if I need a voltage converter?
DETAILS: ABOUT ADAPTERS & CONVERTERS & TRANSFORMERS – All your Appliances are Dual Voltage ? If all your appliances are dual voltage and are labeled 100-240V (look for the 240V), then you do not need a Converter nor do you need a Transformer. Please go to the “See Adapter List by Country Chart” from the link below, review the list of countries you are traveling to and choose your adapter plugs. Adapter plugs are all you will need. “> ABOUT ADAPTERS Electrical plug adapters are usually required when you travel abroad. Adapters enable your appliances to be plugged into any type of electrical outlet around the world by changing the pin configuration of your voltage power plug. You may find that the electrical outlets in other countries require rounded pins, are recessed into the wall, or have 3 angled input slots, etcetera. The power cords of our American appliances will not fit into most of these kinds of outlets, and so you will need an adapter to change the pin configuration to fit these foreign electrical outlets. Travel Adapter Plugs do not change the voltage or the current that comes out of the outlet. If you have a question about changing electrical voltage, please scroll down to the section on “About Voltage Converters” or “About Voltage Transformers” below. Do I need an Adapter Plug? You will need to jot down answers to the following 3 questions. Where are you going? _ List all the countries you are visiting. What appliances are you taking with you? _ List everything you plan to use. If you plan to use multiple appliances simultaneously, you may need multiple adapters. Are my appliances grounded or non-grounded ? _ Some items, particularly computers, often require a grounding circuit for safety reasons. In the U.S., grounded appliances have a three-prong plug. If you plan to use any grounded appliances, you will need to purchase a grounded adapter. Non-grounded appliances have plugs with only two prongs. On your list, mark which appliances, if any, are grounded. All your appliances are dual voltage ? If yes, please go to the “See Adapter List by Country Chart” from the link below and choose your adapters. If no, then read on. “> ABOUT ADAPTER & CONVERTER KITS Adapters and Converters packaged together make an easy solution for the traveler who is visiting multiple countries with different electrical outlets. Generally, only non-grounded adapters are included in the adapter/converter kits so be sure to buy grounded adapters as well if you are planning to use grounded (3 prong) appliances. Note that we do offer a Grounded Adapter Plug Kit for Europe – but this does not come with any converters – just the plugs. Always double-check the wattage of your appliances to ensure that you choose the right converter or transformer ( see About Voltage Converters below). ABOUT VOLTAGE CONVERTERS Converters change the voltage of the electricity coming out of the wall outlet to be compatible with your appliances. Going In Style has both converters for both Americans traveling to Europe and Europeans traveling to America. It is important to remember that converters are only designed for short-term use (20 – 25 minutes) – prolonged use will cause the converter to automatically shut down after time – but without damage to either your converter or your appliance. Do I need a Voltage Converter? In most cases, Yes. Appliances in the United States typically use anywhere between 110 and 130 volts of alternating current (AC). A majority of the world’s countries, however, use 220 – 240 volts. If your appliance can only run on 110 – 130 volts, you will need to use a converter. If, however, your appliance is dual voltage you will not need to use a converter. Dual voltage appliances require only a plug adapter and can then be plugged directly into any foreign outlet. Additionally, the country to which you are traveling may not use a different voltage than the United States. For example, Canada and Mexico both use 120V which is the same as us. If your destination country does not use a different voltage, you will not need a converter nor a transformer. How do I tell if my appliance is dual voltage? All appliances have an electrical specification sticker located somewhere on the item. It may be on the handle, power cord, or on the reverse side of the appliance. Locate this label and look for the following: 120/240 VAC or 120 – 240 VAC The numbers may be slightly different, but if you see this designation with a 200 number in it, then your appliance is dual voltage ( anywhere from 220-260 volts is okay). However, if the 200 number is missing, your appliance is not dual voltage. It is more and more common for appliances to be dual voltage. If your appliances are relatively new, this is probably the case. But check that electrical spec sticker just to make sure. Note to Mac users: All Apple products are dual voltage, including computers, iPods, etc. You do not need a converter to run these appliances; however, you will need an adapter plug. OK, so I need a converter. Which one do I use? The type of converter you use is dictated by the wattage of the appliances you are planning to use. Remember that spec sticker? Check it again, and this time look for a number followed by a “W” for Watts – for example “35W.” ( Note: If it has a number with an A next to it, then take that number times 120 to get the total Watts.0.5A means 0.5 x 120 = 60 Watts). Most chargers, such as for cameras and cell phones, are low-wattage appliances. Small electronics are also low wattage. A 50W converter should be sufficient for these devices, but always be sure to double-check your appliance. If your device draws more than 50W, you cannot use this converter. Most higher powered appliances, especially hair dryers, coffee makers, and other heating appliances often draw between 900W and 1600W, and they may go as high as 2000W. For all appliances rated 51W – 1600W use a 1600W converter. For appliances above 1600W use a 2000W converter. I have a 220 – 240 volt appliance that is not dual voltage, and I want to use it in a 110 – 130 volt country. What do I need? Besides an adapter to fit the country’s outlets, you will need what is called a reverse converter. These converters are designed to allow current to be converted from a higher voltage down to a lower voltage. To find the reverse converter that is right for your device, simply determine the wattage of your appliance, and choose an appropriate converter. Do I need a surge protector? If you are taking any electronic equipment such as a laptop computer that might be subject to damage from an electrical voltage or current surge, it could be useful to carry a 220 volt surge protector such as our Travel Surge Protector – 220 Volt. ABOUT VOLTAGE TRANSFORMERS Transformers (sometimes deceptively called converters) perform the same function as a converter; namely, to modify the electrical wall voltage to be compatible with your appliances. The key difference here is that transformers are designed to operate continuously, whereas converters are meant only for short-term use. The trade-off is that voltage transformers are heavier in weight than voltage converters. Do I need a voltage transformer? If you are planning to bring a laptop computer or other electronic or electric device that is not dual voltage you will need to use a transformer. In this case, you will need to double-check the wattage requirements of your computer or device in order to choose the right wattage transformer. Any other appliance which you plan to use continuously and which is not dual voltage will require a transformer. Note: Our most common transformer is rated up to 85W. It is labeled as a “converter,” but is really a transformer because it is designed to operate continuously. Read more about voltage transformers on our blog >> http://www.goinginstyle.net/news/2014/1/29/heavy-duty-transformers ABOUT PHONE & MODEM ACCESSORIES Do I need a phone or modem accessory? It is unlikely that you will a phone or modem laptop accessory, unless you are traveling abroad and do not expect to have access to a wireless connection. If you do think you may need access to the internet via a telephone connection, Going In Style can provide telephone adapter plugs for all countries. Note: Cell phone users. If you are planning to take your cell phone abroad, first check with your service provider to see what service is available for your specific cell phone and calling plan. Rick Steves recommends that you consider buying a European phone and using it when you travel to Europe. You can then purchase SIM cards for $25-$50 with a phone number and starter credit. If you have an America tri-band phone that is unlocked for other SIM cards, you can take your American phone to Europe and buy an European SIM card there when you arrive. To charge your cell phone in a foreign country you will most likely need a travel adapter plug >> http://www.goinginstyle.net/news/2017/1/27/travel-adapter-for-iphone-7 IN SUMMARY – ADAPTER & CONVERTER FINDER
If you are bringing an American appliance or electronic device, you will need an Adapter Plug for almost every country in order to plug into their electrical outlets. If that appliance or electronic device is not dual-voltage and you are visiting a country with 230 volt electricity, you will need either a Voltage Converter or a Transformer, If you are planning to run your non dual-voltage appliance or electronic device continuously, you will need a Transformer, If you are taking along any equipment that requires that you plug into the local telephone system, you will need a Telephone Adapter (and possibly more equipment depending on your situation),
ADAPTER LIST BY COUNTRY All countries are listed in alphabetical order with the associated adapter plug models listed next to them. A,B,C,D and E are non grounded adapters. G stands for grounded. Note the countries you are traveling to and mark down the adapters needed. Learn more about adapter naming convention on our blog >> http://www.goinginstyle.net/news/2015/1/21/adapter-letter-naming-convention-what-do-the-letters-mean Any countries with a 220V, 230V or 240V voltage designator will require either dual voltage appliances or a voltage converter or a voltage transformer
|Afghanistan||B, GUB, GUF, GUR||220/50|
|Algeria||B, F, GUB, GUF||127/220 /50|
|American Samoa||A, B, C, GUA, GUB, GUC||120/220 /60|
|Antigua/Barbuda||A, D, GUA, GUD||230/60|
|Argentina||B, C, GUB, GUC||220/50|
|Aruba||A, B, GUA, GUB||115/50|
|Azerbaijan||B, GUB, GUR||220/50|
|Azores||B, E, GUB, GUE||220/50|
|Bahrain||D, F, GUD, GUF||220/50|
|Bangladesh||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||220/50|
|Belarus||B, GUB, GUR||220/50|
|Belize||A, D, GUA, GUD||110/220 /60|
|Benin||B, F, GUB, GUF||220/50|
|Bhutan||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||220/50|
|Bolivia||A, B, GUA, GUR||110/220 /60|
|Botswana||D, E, GUD, GUE||220/50|
|Brazil||A, B, GUA, GUR, GUZ||110/220 /60|
|British Virgin Islands||D, GUD||220/50|
|Burkina Faso||B, GUB||220/50|
|Burma (Myanmar)||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||230/50|
|Cambodia||A, B, GUA, GUB||120/220 /50|
|Cameroon||B, F, GUB, GUF||220/50|
|Canary Islands||B, GUB||220/50|
|Cape Verde Islands||B, GUB||220/50|
|Cayman Islands||A, GUA||120/60|
|Central African Rep.||B, GUB||220/50|
|Chad||B, F, GUB, GUF||220/50|
|Channel Islands||B, D, GUB, GUD||220/50|
|China||B, C, D, GUB, GUC, GUD||220/50|
|Congo, Dem. Rep. of||B, F, GUB, GUF||220/50|
|Congo, Rep. of||B, GUB||220/50|
|Cook Islands||C, GUC||240/50|
|Corsica||B, GUB, GUI||220/50|
|Costa Rica||A, GUA||120/60|
|Cote d’Ivoire||B, GUB||220/50|
|Cuba||A, B, GUA, GUB||120/220 /60|
|Curacao||A, B, GUA, GUB||110/220 /60|
|Cyprus||B, D, GUB, GUD||240/50|
|Czech Republic||B, GUB||220/50|
|Dominica||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||230/50|
|Dominican Rep.||A, GUA||110/60|
|East Timor||B, C, GUB, GUC||220/50|
|El Salvador||A, GUA||120/60|
|England (UK)||D, E, GUD, GUE||220/50|
|Equitoreal Guinea||B, GUB||115/60|
|Eritrea||B, F, GUB, GUF||220/50|
|Estonia||B, GUB, GUR||220/50|
|Ethiopia||B, F, GUI, GUF||220/50|
|French Guiana||B, GUB||230/50|
|French Polynesia||A, B, GUA, GUB||110/220 /60|
|Georgia||B, GUB, GUR||220/50|
|Ghana||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||220/50|
|Grenada||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||230/50|
|Grenadines||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||230/50|
|Guinea Bissau||B, GUB||110/220 50/60|
|Guyana||A, D, F, GUA, GUD, GUF||110/60|
|Hong Kong||D, E, GUD, GUE||220/50|
|India||B, E, F, GUE, GUF||220/50|
|Iraq||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||220/50|
|Ireland, Republic of||D, E, GUD, GUE||230/50|
|Ivory Coast||B, GUB||110/50|
|Jamaica||A, GUA||100 50/60|
|Jordan||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||220/50|
|Kazakhstan||B, GUB, GUR||240/50|
|Kenya||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||110/220 50/60|
|Kiribati||A, C, GUA||110/220 50/60|
|Korea||A, B, GUA, GUB||240/50|
|Kuwait||B, D, F, GUB,GUD,GUF||220/50|
|Kyrgyzstan||B, GUB, GUR||240/50|
|Laos||A, B, GUA, GUB||110/220 50/60|
|Latvia||B, GUB, GUR||110/220 50/60|
|Lebanon||B, F, GUB, GUF||240/50|
|Lesotho||B, E, GUB, GUE||220/50|
|Liberia||A, B, GUA, GUB||220/50|
|Libya||B, F, GUI, GUF||220/50|
|Liechtenstein||B, GUB, GUS||220/50|
|Macao||B, F, GUB, GUF||230/50|
|Madagascar||B, F, GUB, GUF||220/50|
|Madeira||B, F, GUB, GUF||230/50|
|Maldives||B, F, GUB, GUF||220/50|
|Martinique||B, F, GUB, GUF||240/50|
|Mauritius||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||220/50|
|Micronesia, Fed. Sta. of||A, GUA||220/50|
|Monaco||B, F, GUB, GUF||230/50|
|Montserrat||A, D, GUA, GUD||220/50|
|Morocco||B, F, GUB, GUF||220/50|
|Mozambique||B, E, GUB, GUE||220/50|
|Myanmar||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||230/50|
|Namibia||E, F, GUE, GUF||220/50|
|Nauru||A, C, GUA, GUC||220/50|
|Nepal||B, F, GUB, GUF||220/50|
|Neth. Antilles||A, B, GUA, GUB||220/50|
|New Caledonia||B, GUB||230/50|
|New Hebrides||C, GUC||110/220 50/60|
|New Zealand||C, GUC||220/50|
|Nigeria||D, F, GUD, GUF||120/60|
|Northern Ireland (UK)||D, E, GUD, GUE||220/50|
|Okinawa (Japan)||A, GUA||110/60|
|Oman||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||240/50|
|Pakistan||B, D, F, GUD, GUF, GUR||230/50|
|Papua New Guinea||C, GUC||220/50|
|Paraguay||B, GUB||110/220 50/60|
|Peru||A, B, GUA||110/220 /60|
|Philippines||A, B, GUA, GUB||220/50|
|Puerto Rico||A, GUA||240/50|
|Qatar||D, F, GUD, GUF||220/50|
|Russia||B, GUB, GUR||220/50|
|St. Barts (Barthelemy)||B, GUB||220/50|
|St. Kitts-Nevis||D, F, GUD, GUF||230/50|
|St. Lucia||B, D, GUB, GUD||240/50|
|St. Martin||B, GUB||220/50|
|St. Vincent||D, GUD||230/50|
|San Marino||B, GUB||220/50|
|San Tome & Principe||B, GUB||220/50|
|Sardinia (Italy)||B, GUI||220/50|
|Saudi Arabia||A, B, D, GUA, GUB, GUD||127/220 50/60|
|Scotland (UK)||D, E, GUD, GUE||220/50|
|Senegal||B, F, GUB, GUF||220/50|
|Seychelles||D, F, GUD, GUF||240/50|
|Sierra Leone||D, F, GUD, GUF||230/50|
|Singapore||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||230/50|
|Slovakia||B, GUB, GUR||220/50|
|Slovenia||B, GUB, GUR||220/50|
|Solomon Islands||C, D, GUC, GUD||220/50|
|South Africa||E, GUE||230/50|
|Sri Lanka||B, F, GUB, GUF||230/50|
|Sudan||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||240/50|
|Suriname||A, B, GUA, GUB||110/220 50/60|
|Swaziland||B, E, GUB, GUE||230/50|
|Tahiti||A, B, GUA, GUB||127/220 50/60|
|Tajikistan||B, GUB, GUR||220/50|
|Tanzania||D, F, GUD, GUF||230/50|
|Thailand||A, B, GUA, GUB||220/50|
|Tibet||B, C, GUB, GUC||220/50|
|Tonga||A, C, GUA, GUC||110/220 50/60|
|Trinidad & Tobago||A, GUA||115/230 /60|
|Tunisia||B, GUB, GUI||220/50|
|Turkmenistan||B, GUB, GUR||220/50|
|Turks & Caicos Islands||A, GUA||120/60|
|Uganda||D, F, GUD, GUF||240/50|
|Ukraine||B, GUB, GUR||220/50|
|United Arab Emirates||D, F, GUD, GUF||220/50|
|United Kingdom||D, E, GUD, GUE||240/50|
|United States||A, GUA||120/60|
|Uruguay||B, C, GUB, GUC, GUI||110/60|
|Uzbekistan||B, GUB, GUR||220/50|
|Vanuatu||B, C, D, GUB, GUC, GUD||220/50|
|Vietnam||A, B, D, GUA, GUB, GUD||120/60|
|Virgin Islands (British)||A, GUA||120/220 /50|
|Virgin Islands (US)||A, GUA||120/60|
|Wales (UK)||D, E, GUD, GUE||220/50|
|Yemen||B, D, F, GUB, GUD, GUF||220/50|
|Zambia||B, D, E, GUB, GUD, GUE||220/50|
|Zimbabwe||D, F, GUD, GUF||220/50|
About Dual Voltage: When traveling with appliances it is important to know whether your appliance is dual voltage. If it is not dual voltage you will need either a converter or a transformer when traveling. This above video will show you how to check to make sure your appliance is dual voltage.
Typically cell phones, cameras, tablets and laptops are dual voltage and do not need a converter. Usually hair dryers, curling irons, battery chargers, hair straighteners, electronic razors and electronic toothbrushes not dual voltage. These appliances will need either a converter or a transformer. It is important to check the label for each of your appliances that you will be traveling with.
The United States runs on about 120 volts electricity while many other countries run on 220 volts electricity or higher. Without a converter or transformer you can burn out your appliance. Watch our video about Dual Voltage Appliances,
Can I ask hotel for charger?
Phone chargers and adapters – If you forgot your phone charger or just don’t have the proper adapter, check with the hotel’s front desk; they will often lend out their extras. Participating hotels include the Sheraton Puerto Rico, which recently launched its Energizer Butler program that provides complimentary chargers for a variety of mobile devices. Ditto for Kimpton and Hyatt hotels.
Can I use Netflix in a hotel room?
All you have to do is download the service’s Hotel Cast app for iOS and Android and connect to the hotel’s WiFi to start streaming your own Netflix, Hulu and other Cast-enabled apps.
Can EU plugs be used in UK?
Using foreign appliances in UK sockets is dangerous if their plugs have not been converted for UK use. This could cause a fire or electric shock. What is a fuse? UK 13 A plugs and EU conversion plugs.
Do EU plugs work in UK sockets?
Type G – The Europlug is physically not compatible with BS 1363 13 A sockets, used in e.g. the UK and Ireland. UK law requires a suitable fuse to be fitted in each plug to protect the appliance flexible cord; Europlugs do not contain such fuses. BS 1363 sockets contain a child-safety shutter; clause 13.7.2 of BS 1363-2 requires that Europlugs will not open the shutters.
In some types of BS 1363 socket (but not all) the safety mechanism can be tampered with so that a Europlug may then be forced into the open line and neutral ports. The UK Electrical Safety Council has drawn attention to the fire risk associated with forcing Europlugs into BS 1363 sockets. There is also a risk of damage to both the plug and socket.
UK Consumer Protection legislation requires that most domestic electrical goods sold must be provided with fitted plugs to BS 1363-1. The exception is that shavers, electric toothbrushes and similar personal hygiene products may be supplied with a Europlug as an alternative to the BS 4573 plug (see below).
Are plugs in the UK the same as in Europe?
Simply EVERYTHING you need to know about travel adapters By Published on Feb 18, 2020 Travelling for the first time? Heading somewhere new and don’t know how you’re going to keep your phone charged or hair straightened? Here’s a comprehensive guide to all things travel adapters If you’re travelling away from your home country or region of the world then chances are that yes, you do.
- Power outlets have different shapes in different parts of the world and you may need an adapter to convert the shape of your home power plugs to the shape of the outlets in the region of the world you are travelling to.
- A universal adapter that allows you to change the pins is a great investment for any avid traveller, and with the move to more USB charging options worldwide, finding one with a slot for these is an even better buy.
Travel shops (including online travel shops), department stores and even cheap knick-knack shops are great places to pick up power point converters and travel adapters. They are also available in shops in airport departure lounges, but they can be a little more expensive there so best to grab one before you go.
If the voltage in your home country is roughly the same as the voltage in the country you will be travelling to, then you won’t need one. Many modern electrical devices are built to be able to handle a range of different volts. You should check the voltage capacity printed in the manual of (or even sometimes on) the item of whatever you plan to plug into the power supply. If it says to the effect of: ‘100-240V’ (and possibly 50/60 Hz) then you can use it anywhere in the world and all you may need is a power point adapter. Most electrical goods will take between 110-240 volts and may sometimes have a switch to switch between the two. If you plug something that requires a higher voltage to operate (an Australian 240 volt camera charger, for example) into a USA outlet (110 volts) you will find that it may take longer to charge. This generally shouldn’t damage whatever you plug into the wall and you’ll just need you travel adapter to get charging. If you have an appliance from the USA or Canada though, for example, that is only able to take 120 volts and you plug it into a European, Australian or New Zealand outlet (putting out 220-240 volts) it may damage or ‘blow’ your appliance. This often happens with hairdryers and straighteners. In this case you will need to buy a voltage converter to go along with your power point adapter. Alternatively, you can buy whatever appliance you need when you arrive in the country you are traveling in if your budget allows for it, or if you’re spending a longer period of time there.
The official voltage for the USA and Canada is 120 volts, with most electrical goods operating at around 110 volts. All of North America operates on a 2 pronged North American outlet, with a third optional round pin. If you are traveling to North America, you will need a North American power point adapter. If your home appliances operate on higher voltage than the 110 volts available in North America, it may take them longer to charge and hair dryers may take longer to heat up and be less powerful. Brazil, Mexico (and most of Central America), Japan, some parts of Egypt, Thailand and Peru also use this type of power adapter.
The official voltage for the UK and Ireland (and the rest of Europe) is 230 with most electrical goods operating at around the 220 – 240 volt mark. All of Europe operates on the same 2 round pronged outlets except for the UK and Ireland that operates on its own unique 3 flat rectangle pronged outlets. If you are travelling through the UK or Ireland (including London) you will need a UK and Ireland power point adapter.
The official voltage for the rest of Europe (and including Great Britain) is 230 but most electrical goods operate at around the 220 – 240 volt mark. All of Europe operates on the same 2 round pronged outlets (except for Great Britain that operates on its own unique 3 pronged outlets.) If you are travelling through Britain (including London) on your way to the rest of Europe you will need a British power point adapter for you time there as well as a European power point adapter for the rest of your tour. Argentina, Morocco, Thailand, China and Egypt also use the European 2 prong power point.
The official voltage for Australia and New Zealand is 240 volts with most electrical goods operating at around the 220 – 240 volt mark. Both Australia and New Zealand operate on the same 3 pronged outlet. Some parts of Argentina also use this outlet type.
It depends on how many electrical devices you plan on using really! Many hotel rooms only have 2 or 3 power outlets per room, so this should be taken into consideration. As a general rule though, 2 power point adapters (or a power board) should be enough for any trip.
How do I use a converter in Europe?
Electric Europe: Adapters and Converters Nearly all modern electronics are dual voltage — as long as you have some adapters on hand, you’re all set. Europe’s electrical system is different from ours in two ways: the voltage of the current and the shape of the plug.
But since most modern gadgets are “dual voltage” — meaning they work on both American and European current — these days most travelers don’t need to do anything more than pack a few inexpensive plug adapters. American appliances run on 110 volts, while European appliances are 220 volts, If you see a range of voltages printed on the item or its plug (such as “110–220”), you’re OK in Europe.
Some older appliances have a voltage switch marked 110 (US) and 220 (Europe) — switch it to 220 as you pack. Even older devices (and some handheld gaming systems) aren’t equipped to deal with the voltage difference — you’ll need a separate, bulky converter.
- Consider replacing your appliance instead, or traveling without it.) A allows American-style plugs (two flat prongs) to fit into British or Irish outlets (which take three rectangular prongs) or continental European outlets (which take two round prongs).
- Adapters are inexpensive — bring a handful.
- Even on a Continent-only trip, I keep a on hand for London layovers.
Secure your adapter to your device’s plug with electrical or duct tape; otherwise it can easily get left behind in the outlet (hotels and B&Bs sometimes have a box of abandoned adapters — ask). Many sockets in Europe are recessed into the wall; your adapter should be small enough so that the prongs seat properly in the socket.
(Although you can get universal adapters that work Europe-wide — or even worldwide, these tend to be large, heavy, and expensive.) Although sockets in Switzerland and Italy differ from others on the continent, most continental adapters work just fine. (Swiss and Italian outlets accept plugs with three slim round prongs arranged in a triangular shape; two-pronged adapters work as long as they don’t have the thicker “Schuko” style prongs — and if the body of the adapter is small enough to fit in the recessed outlet.) If, for some reason, your adapter doesn’t work in your hotel, just ask for assistance; hotels with unusual sockets will invariably have the right adapter to loan you.
Some budget hotel rooms have only one electrical outlet, occupied by the lamp. Hardware stores in Europe sell cheap three-way plug adapters that let you keep the lamp on while you charge your camera battery and smartphone. : Electric Europe: Adapters and Converters
What happens if I plug 220V to 110v?
Can I plug a 220v device into a 110v outlet? If you do so, your device will take up more current than it can handle. As such, it will burn out over time.
Do iPhones need voltage converters?
How To Charge Your iPhone When Traveling — Going In Style | Travel Adapters | How do I charge my iPhone when traveling to a foreign country? When traveling with an iPhone you only need to bring the correct adapter plug for your destination country. Your iPhone comes standard with a USB charger and plug, you then plug that into your Going In Style travel adapter. Plug your travel adapter into the countries wall outlet and Voila! Most travelers bring along their iPhone because, iPhones usually make the best travel companions. Traveling with your iPhone means you can stay in touch with loved ones at home, find your spouse when you get lost in a crowd and take photos of all the sights you will see. The new iPhone 11 has an amazing camera with 12MP Standard wide angle camera, burst mode and excellent low light and nighttime photo taking abilities. Why would you not travel with your iPhone? Even though you do need a travel adapter you do not need a converter. A converter converts electricity when you are traveling with a single voltage device. Apple iPhones are dual voltage and do not require a converter. Your iPhone will work anywhere in the world with the correct country adapter. Going In Style has made it easy to choose the correct adapter for your iPhone. See our >> to find the adapter you will need for traveling with your iPhone or any Apple product. : How To Charge Your iPhone When Traveling — Going In Style | Travel Adapters |
What adapter to use in Netherlands?
Netherlands travel adaptors: which type do I need? –
Type C Type F
You will need to consider what to pack, to ensure you can use your personal electrical appliances safely whilst abroad. This normally includes the use of a, which is a device that simply allows you to plug any UK electrical appliance into a foreign electrical socket.
Do UK plugs work in Netherlands?
Voltage converter needed in the Netherlands (Holland)? – In the Netherlands (Holland) the standard voltage is 230 V and the frequency is 50 Hz. You can use your electric appliances in the Netherlands (Holland), because the standard voltage (230 V) is the same as in the United Kingdom.
Are French and Dutch plugs the same?
Neighbouring Belgium and France don’t have the same plug and socket standard as the Netherlands. This used to be a problem because French/Belgian type E plugs and sockets were initially incompatible with type F.
Why is Type-C so expensive?
With a smaller production run, prices are higher. Once the demand scales up, and the supply with it, prices to manufacture will fall. Plus with a larger demand; competition will help pull down the price. The connector allows higher voltages and currents.
Why is Type-C so popular?
Why Is USB-C Better Than USB-A? It’s as classic a tech comparison as there ever has been – which is the better solution, USB-A or USB-C? For years, USB-A could be found as the standard connection port on most new laptops and PCs. Now, with USB-C’s advanced capabilities, more and more host systems and devices are supporting the more modern connection type.
That said, with USB-A being the front runner for so long, many legacy systems like older laptops still rely on the older connection type for everyday use. For some, upgrading to USB-C means outright updating your host system or doing away with many of your regularly used devices and peripherals. We know this can be a daunting change, but we believe that the upgrade is worth the benefits.
There are a few things you can do in the interim to help bridge the gap, here are our thoughts on how USB-C far outstrips its predecessor, and why the upgrade is worth the investment. Most people are already familiar with USB ports but because USB Type-A and USB Type-C are the two most common forms of USB connections, understanding the differences between the two is crucial for determining the capabilities and limitations of your peripherals and devices.
At the end of the day, these connections are often presented as providing the same underlying processes: data transfer and charging. However, there are a few reasons why the latest addition to the USB family is the clear frontrunner. Before we jump further into the distinctions that landed USB-C at the top of the common connection food chain, let’s first address the elephant in the room.
What happened to USB-B? Type-B has three different connector variations Type-B, Mini-B and Micro-B. Mini and Micro B was and still are regularly used for connections to devices like older smartphones and charging low power devices such as wireless speakers.
- Type-B is also used for devices like printers & scanners.
- Type-A connections were designed more specifically for connection to a host machine such as your laptop or PC.
- With Type-C being able to accomplish both, in addition to being reversible and more reliable it quickly outpaced USB-B as newer smartphones phased in the USB-C connector type for charging and data transfer.
Though these connector types may provide the same functions, there are clear distinctions in their physical form and technical capabilities. USB-A The most familiar USB connector to the average consumer, with its classic rectangular port and pin connectors on the bottom side. USB-C Well on its way to becoming the new standard for consumer tech products, nearly all new laptops, tablets, and docks contain USB-C ports. USB-C is more compact than its predecessors, reversible in connectivity (vertical orientation doesn’t matter for a USB-C connection), and compatible with a number of connection types like USB-A, HDMI, Thunderbolt™ 3, etc. Right off the bat, USB-A and USB-C come with different connector types, making them easy to distinguish. USB-A connectors are easily identified by their flat rectangular connector whereas USB-C connections feature an oblong shape resembling a significantly smaller rectangle with rounded sides.
USB-A (USB 3.0 and up) Theoretically, USB-A cables have no true “maximum”, however cable lengths that extend past 3 meters, or about 10 feet, will begin to see signal degradation. USB-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1) The USB Implementers Forum (USB-IF) indicates that these cables should be at most 2 meters long, with cables offering higher transfer speeds up to 10Gbps capping out at 1 meter (around 3 feet).
To break things down to a more straightforward level, these designations simply indicate the progression of advancing versions of USB in terms of power and data transfer capability. Both USB-A and USB-C can support USB 2.0 to 3.2, which supplies a lot of the confusion when determining the right specs or corresponding cable type you might need for your connection.
For a thorough breakdown of each stage of USB development, check out our blog on, With a professional quality dock or USB hub, you can transform a simple host system into a powerful workstation, so it’s no surprise that USB port configuration is a hot button topic in terms of determining which docking station or cable solution is right for you.
USB-C’s newer generations can support USB hubs that have multiple USB ports and support multiple hi-speed USB-A devices simultaneously. This is not always the case with a USB-A hub that also has many USB-A ports as the limitations inherent in USB Type-A connections may cause peripheral performance degradation.
For example, let’s say you have a USB-A to 5 port USB-A hub. You’ve attached a flash drive to transfer video files to your host machine, but you also have connected: a keyboard, mouse, headset, and a printer. With this setup, the flash drive device may suffer slower performance with these peripherals in use because you can still hit data bandwidths if multiple devices are connected.
USB-A technology has come a long way to minimize this type of issue, but it can still occur. USB-C docks are very unlikely to encounter the same bandwidth cap. Fortunately, regardless of your choice in dock setup, VisionTek has a docking station solution that is right for you.
Filter through your desired ports, price, and power supply, When it comes to true specifications, USB-C simply has better data transfer rates, symmetry in its connection to help avoid frustration and broken connections, and the ability to charge large electronics. In addition USB-C allows for greater power transfer speeding up the process of charging your devices.
Though tons of host machines and devices still support USB-A, these connections will eventually be phased out (though likely not for years in some cases) in favor of the superior USB-C connection type. Luckily, adapters can be used to help bridge the technological gap if your favorite peripherals aren’t yet compatible with this new standard.
What is A Type-C plug in Europe?
The Type C plug (also called the Europlug) has two round pins. The pins are 4 to 4.8 mm wide with centers that are spaced 19 mm apart; the plug fits any socket that conforms to these dimensions. It also fits into Type E, F, J, K or N sockets that often replace the Type C socket. Type C plugs are generally limited to a maximum of 2.5 A.Afghanistan 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Albania 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Andorra 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Angola 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C Argentina 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type I Armenia 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Austria 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Azerbaijan 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Bangladesh 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type G,Type K Belarus 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Belgium 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Benin 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Bhutan 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type F, Type G,Type M Bolivia 115V 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, Type C Bosnia and Herzegovina 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Brazil 127V 220V 60Hz Power socket: Type C, Type N Bulgaria 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Burkina Faso 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Burundi 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Cambodia 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, Type C, Type G Cameroon 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E CapeVerde 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Central African Republic 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Chad 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type E, Type F Chile 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type L China 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, Type C, Type I Comoros 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Congo 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Congo 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type E Cote d’Ivoire 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Croatia 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Czech Republic 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Denmark 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F, Type E, Type K Djibouti 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Egypt 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Equatorial Guinea 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Eritrea 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type L Estonia 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Ethiopia 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E, Type F, Type L Faroe Islands 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F, Type E, Type K Finland 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F France 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E French Guiana 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type E Gabon 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C Georgia 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Germany 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Gibraltar 240V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type G Greece 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Greenland 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F, Type E, Type K Guadeloupe 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, D, E Guinea 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F, K Guinea Bissau 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C Hungary 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Iceland 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F India 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type M Indonesia 220V 110V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Iran 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Iraq 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type G Isle of Man 240V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type G Israel 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type H, Type M Italy 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F, Type L Jordan 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type B, Type C, Type D, Type F, Type G, Type J Kazakhstan 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Korea, Democratic People’s Republic 220V 110V 50Hz, 60Hz Power socket: Type: A, Type C, Type F Korea 220V 60Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Kuwait 240V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type G Kyrgyzstan 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Lao People’s Democratic Republic 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, Type B, Type C, Type E, Type F Latvia 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Lebanon 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, Type B, Type C, Type D, Type G Liberia 120V 220V 50Hz, 60Hz Power socket: Type A, Type B, Type C, Type E, Type F Libya 127V 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type F, Type L Liechtenstein 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type J Lithuania 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Luxembourg 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Macedonia 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Madagascar 127V 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type E, Type J, K Malaysia 240V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, Type C, Type G, Type M Maldives 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, Type C, Type D, Type G, Type J, K, Type L Mali 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Martinique 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type E Mauritania 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C Mauritius 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type G Moldova 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Monaco 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type E, Type F Mongolia 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Montenegro 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Morocco 127V 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Mozambique 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F, Type M Myanmar 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type F, Type G Nepal 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type M Netherlands 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Netherlands Antilles 127V 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, B, Type C, Type F New Caledonia 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Niger 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, B, Type C, Type D, Type E, Type F Norway 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Oman 240V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type G Pakistan 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type G, Type M Paraguay 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C Peru 220V 60Hz Power socket: Type A, B, Type C Philippines 220V 60Hz Power socket: Type A, Type B, Type C Poland 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Portugal 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Romania 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Russia 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Rwanda 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type J Saint Martin 120V 220V 60Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, Type C, Type E, Type G, Type I, Type K San Marino 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F, Type L Sao Tome and Principe 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Senegal 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type E, Type K Serbia 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Singapore 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type G, Type M Slovakia 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Slovenia 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Somalia 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C South Africa 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type M, N Spain 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Sudan 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D Suriname 127V 60Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Sweden 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Switzerland 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type J Syrian Arab Republic 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E, Type L Tajikistan 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F, Type I Thailand 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, Type B, Type C, Type F Timor-Leste 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E, Type F, Type I Togo 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C Tunisia 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type E Turkey 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F Turkmenistan 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type B, Type C, Type F Ukraine 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F United Arab Emirates 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type G Uruguay 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type F, Type I, Type L Uzbekistan 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type I Vanuatu 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type G, Type I Vietnam 220V 50Hz Power socket: Type A, Type C, Type F Zambia 230V 50Hz Power socket: Type C, Type D, Type G
Do I need a converter if I have an adapter?
Converters – Now that you have your adapter plug, do you still need a converter? The United States operates on 110-120 volt electricity while many foreign countries, such as Australia, operate on 240 volt electricity. If your appliances are NOT dual voltage, this difference in electricity can damage and blow out appliances such as your hair dryer.
Most electronics on the market today ARE dual voltage and do not require a converter. Smartphones, kindles, tablets and many laptops are dual voltage. ALWAYS CHECK TO MAKE SURE YOUR ELECTRONICS AND APPLIANCES ARE DUAL VOLTAGE before leaving for your trip. Do check to see if your hair dryer or other appliance is dual voltage, there should be a label on your hair dryer that either says 110 – 120 volts (which would not be dual voltage) or 110 volts – 240 volts (which would be dual voltage).
If your hair dryer says the later, then it IS DUAL VOLTAGE and will work in foreign countries such as Australia. If you hair dryer is NOT DUAL VOLTAGE then you will either need to purchase a travel hair dryer that is dual voltage or purchase a converter.
Going In Style usually recommends purchasing a hair dryer made specifically for travel in this case. Converters can be heavy and bulky and take up unnecessary room in your luggage when you are trying to pack light. A travel hair dryer will usually be compact, lightweight and sometimes foldable, and quite easy to pack in your suitcase.
In summary, if you are traveling to a foreign country, you will most likely need to bring along an adapter. However, you only need a converter if your appliances are not dual voltage and not compatible with the electricity in your destination country.
Should I get an adapter or converter?
Adapters vs. converters – The big difference between an adapter and a converter is electricity. While the purpose of an adapter is to simply help the plugs on your electronics fit into (or more aptly, adapt to the shape of) foreign outlets, a converter’s job is to change the voltage found in an outlet to match that of your devices.
Do I need a voltage converter for my phone charger?
Converters – International Power Converter change the voltage from one level to another, usually from 220/240V to 110/120V. If your device only operates at 110/120 volts (American devices) you will need a converter to step down (or convert) the power supply in your destination country for it to work safely.
Your device must be plugged into a converter to change the voltage to avoid overheating or frying. For example, if you are traveling to France from the USA, your American curling iron will need a converter to step down the power voltage in France from 220/240V to 110/120V, for the appliance to work. Converters should only be used with electric appliances, such as hairdryers, irons, small fans, or any appliance that has a mechanical motor.
If the appliance is electronic, which contains a computer chip, like a laptop, a converter is usually not required. Many new electronics are designed to work at both 110 volts and 240 volts. Most devices that are intended for travel, devices such as laptops, cameras, cell phone chargers, and other battery chargers usually do not require a converter.
Do hotels usually have ear plugs?
If you’re caught without earplugs, just ask— most hotels can provide them. And if your room’s curtains won’t close tight and you forgot eyeshades, use a slacks hanger in the closet to clamp the curtains together.
Do hotels have complimentary ear plugs?
27. Ear plugs – If you just can’t wind down after a long day of traveling, or find it difficult to get to sleep because of hotel noise, your hotel might have a set of ear plugs waiting for you. You don’t have to return these since they can’t be sanitized and reused by other guests. Frazer Harrison / Staff / Getty Images
Why do hotels not put plugs next to the bed?
In the past, people had no need to plug in anything. Therefore, many older hotels built prior to around 2000, lack outlets near the bed. Hotel brands now often require outlets near the nightstands and in-room desks. They can be found either built into the nightstand or into the lamps.
Can I get a phone charger from a hotel?
You are here: Home / Tech News / Forget your phone charger? Ask your hotel’s front desk for a loaner. Click here to sign up for my free Rick’s Tech Tips Newsletter ! Have you ever checked into a hotel and made your way to your room, only to discover that you forgot to pack your phone charger along with the rest of your travel gear? Most of us have done that at one time or another, and the natural instinct is to head to the nearest store and buy a replacement charger.
Well, there’s a simple way to avoid having to buy a charger the next time you accidentally leave yours at home If you’re going to be staying at the same hotel every night during your trip, simply stop by the front desk and ask for a loaner! As luck would have it, most recent mobile phones use the same microUSB-style phone chargers, and they are all pretty much interchangeable.
If you have an Apple device it probably uses a charger that has that connector on it. Virtually all hotels have a “Lost and Found” box containing items that are accidentally left behind when guests check out and leave in a hurry. Occasionally a guest will contact the hotel and ask to have the forgotten item shipped to their home, but most people simply write it off and buy a new device, especially if they only cost a few bucks.
- As it turns out, the items that tend to get left behind most often are phone chargers (both the microUSB and Apple varieties), and most hotel desk clerks are more than happy to provide a “loaner” charger from the “Lost & Found” box when a guest requests one.
- Of course if you’re going to be staying in multiple hotels during your trip you’d probably be better off buying a charger to carry along with you as you travel from place to place.
After all, replacement phone chargers are quite inexpensive these days. But if you’re going to be staying in the same hotel for several nights, it makes sense to save your cash and ask for a loaner. After all, the charger you forgot to bring with you will be waiting for you when you get back home! Bonus tip: This post explains how to make you smart phone or tablet charge faster than it usually does.