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monkey44

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Posted: 11/16/22 10:57am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wife and daughter planning a trip to Ireland and Scotland. They need an adapter for plugging in electrical stuff ... phones, hair dryer, etc.

Can anyone recommend what we should buy. I have never been to Europe and have no idea which adapters are good quality and which not.

A link to a good one would be great ... thanks M44 ...


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Leave all that stuff at home except for the phones.
Europe runs on 220v
The phone charger runs on both 110 & 220 all you need is an adapter for the plug.

Any store that sells suitcases and travel gear will have what you need.

https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/phones-tech/electric-adapters-converters

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Fizz wrote:

Leave all that stuff at home except for the phones.
Europe runs on 220v
The phone charger runs on both 110 & 220 all you need is an adapter for the plug.

Any store that sells suitcases and travel gear will have what you need.

https://www.ricksteves.com/travel-tips/phones-tech/electric-adapters-converters


^^^^ This. Common mistake is to head overseas with a bunch of different plug adapters (which allow plugs to fit outlets of different shape / structures) but not to have an appropriate transformer. As noted, stop by the travel store, get a bunch of adapters for the phone plug, pick up the rest of the stuff over there.


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HA, Genie is way ahead of me ... she says she'sonly taking her phone, its charger, and her camera and charger. THanks for info, will buy adapter for those only.

Sometimes Monkey44 has a monkey brain. Was trying to find a stocking stuffer ... Daughter and mom are going only to Ireland and Scotland, so same one [emoticon]

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The hair dryer If it has a 120/240 switch The outlet adapter is all you need.

In some cases (I have a travel iron) there is a "Trick" they use to convert 240 volt to 120 volt effective on pure resistive loads (Only works on resistive loads like the dryer) it was built into the included adapter. (You basically turn power off and back on 50 times a second. so it's getting power half time).. But I stress that ONLY works on resistive loads.


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