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    Europe to Us power converter

    My daughter is going to Europe in July and I need to get a power/plug adapter for her camera charger but have no idea what is needed. Did a search on the internet with a ton of results but I don't know what I should buy. Some look like straight plug adapters and others have power converters. Is all power in Europe 220/240 requiring a power converter or is 120 available requiring a plug adapter?

    Any direction I can get would be great.

    Wasn't even sure if this is posted under the best heading. If I should pot this in another section let me know.


    Thanks,
    Ken

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    Re: Europe to Us power converter

    Many power supplies are already 110-220v 50/60hz ac. Look at the power requirements stated on the cover. You would need a plug adapter that you can get in any hardware store in Europe.

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    Re: Europe to Us power converter

    Thanks don't know why that didn't occur to me. Just had a looked and it is 120/240 50/60.

    Are there multiple styles of house hold outlets there or can i confidently send her with a plug adapter from here?

    Ken

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    Re: Europe to Us power converter

    Quote Originally Posted by kgior View Post
    Thanks don't know why that didn't occur to me. Just had a looked and it is 120/240 50/60.

    Are there multiple styles of house hold outlets there or can i confidently send her with a plug adapter from here?

    Ken
    They have different sizes in different countries when I lived in Italy back in the 70's. Even Italy had two sizes. Each country was different then but with the EU who knows. My girlfriend from France had a different one yet when she came here last summer. In hotels they may have different outlets to accommodate their guests. Depends where you go.

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    Re: Europe to Us power converter

    Ok, thanks for the help.

    Ken

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    Re: Europe to Us power converter

    The following website is my "bible" for figuring out what plug adapter(s) I need before each international trip, and it hasn't been wrong yet:
    http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm

    Many major airports in other countries have a shop where you can buy U.S./local adapters. Large hotels often have one you can borrow or rent, too, or can direct you to a local shop where you can buy one. To be on the safe side, once you know what type you need from the web site above, you can probably order them online ahead of time.

    Hope this helps...

    Lisa

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    Re: Europe to Us power converter

    Ok Lisa that link is great.... exactly what I was looking for.

    Took a look at your site as well, I'll say you've travel some huh... nice pics.

    Thanks a lot,
    ken

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