Help! I’m traveling abroad with U.S. equipment.

What will I need to use my US equipment in countries with 220-240 volt power?

Quick
Analysis:



  • If
    your appliances are all multi voltage or dual voltage then you
    probably will just need plug adapters. We show the recommended plug
    adapters for all countries in the world in our
    World
    Electric Guide
    .
    Many U.S. electrical appliances are what they call "multi-voltage"
    or "dual-voltage".


  • Multi
    voltage means that the appliance will say somewhere on its body or
    on a charger “input 100-240 volts, 50/60 Hz…” or
    something very similar to that (it varies from manufacturer to
    manufacturer).


  • Dual
    voltage means that the appliance will say somewhere on its body or
    on a charger “input 125/250 volts, 50/60 Hz…” or
    something very similar to that (it varies from manufacturer to
    manufacturer). Some dual voltage appliances have small switches on
    them for switching from one voltage to another but many are
    self-sensing and the switching is automatic.


  • Some
    U.S. appliances that appear to be dual or multi voltage (from the
    input info provided) may not actually be rated for use outside of
    the U.S.. If you are not positive about the suitability of an
    appliance for use outside of the U.S. please be sure to contact the
    manufacture and have them verify its suitability


  • More
    in-depth
    info at
    World
    Travel Guide #2

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