Power Adapters for Travel

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Buy your power adapters before you go! It's often very difficult to find a foreign-to-local adapter in the local area. Also remember that most "European" socket adapters do not work in Switzerland, despite all claims to the contrary. Look for the ones that have two round prongs, European-style, set into a fitting that looks like an elongated hexagon. These will usually advertise themselves as working both in Switzerland and elsewhere in Europe. Korjo brand products work in both Switzerland and the rest of Europe (I can confirm this), and the company also hosts a detailed guide to plugs in different regions.

  • Invest in transformers and other power supplies that can handle the international range of voltages (120-240VAC) and frequencies (50-60Hz). This way all you have to worry about is getting the correct physical adapter and not worry about electrical compatibility. --AP 12:05, 4 Apr 2005 (EDT)
  • Another good guide for power adapters around the world is at Kropla.com --Jeroen 03:40, 6 April 2006 (EDT)
  • One thing I try and do is get USB replacements for as many gadget adapters as possible. I can charge my Ipod, Palm Tungsten C, phone etc from my laptop. This way I only take one adapter and a couple of USB cables. --MartinD 05:37, 13 July 2006 (EDT)
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