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Question about travel adapters for my US friends here.

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CX

posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 07:45 AM
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Hi all,


My daughter is going on a school trip to New York next week and has asked if i can sort her out a travel adapter for her plug. Not a problem, but the shop said that the adapter only changes the 3 pin to a 2 pin, so if there are any differences with voltage in the sockets compared to the UK, i may need something else?

She's only going to be plugging in her mobile phone and maybe a pair of hair straighteners at the most.

Any advice on this?

Thank you in advance, much appreciated.

CX.




posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 07:57 AM
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The UK has a higher voltage requirement, so even with the adapters, electrical appliances may not function.

Her phone will probably be ok though.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 08:01 AM
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Things like hairdriers doesn't work, electronics with transformers usually works everywhere

If it got a transformer just check the working range it always says, if it doesn't have a transformer is dead weight and can be very dangerous
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US voltage is 110v 60h and the connector looks like 2 flat things or 2 flat and a round one if its grounded

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to have no confusion over my crappy english for me transformer is this


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posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 08:11 AM
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opt for the EU adapter/converter combo. a little more pricey but well worth it.



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 08:15 AM
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Went to San Diego 2 years ago.

Live in France.

I went to a hardware shop and purchased a universal multi-country adaptor. (can be purchased in most hardware or DIY shops)

The adaptor works for just about every country and cost me about 15€

Took along my Hairdryer, Iphone charger etc and it worked no problems.

Kindest respects

Rodinus



posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 08:35 AM
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Dude once she's been through those scanners she'll be able to power the appliances just by holdong the plugs in her hand.

The hair tongs will be a problem, they draw so much current that an adapter able to handle them will likely be more expensive than buying a set of tongs in the US.

Most phone chargers use switched mode supplies and will work almost anwhere. Check the voltage range on the it. Most seem to work as low as 90volts so should be ok.


CX

posted on Feb, 11 2014 @ 08:55 AM
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Thanks for the info everyone, got all i need.

I know what you mean about the scanners in the airport lol...to be honest she'll be doing so many opportunity of a lifetime things there on this trip, it's the only thing that overrides the crap that happens at the airport. The schools never had a problem before though so i'm hoping she has a good time.

Thanks again everyone.

CX.



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