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#1 Posted : Thursday, March 16, 2017 7:49:32 PM(UTC)

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We are doing the 8 day UK trip in July and wondering if we will need to bring along an electrical converter? Thanks!!!

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#2 Posted : Thursday, March 16, 2017 9:47:42 PM(UTC)
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Most electronics now-a-days are dual voltage (110/220) making converters practically obsolete. Check those you are taking to verify this. If not you'll need a converter. You will need an adapter for the plug (UK uses Type G), which you can find at various department stores or order online. There are some all in one adapter kits which are good if you plan on traveling to other countries.

#3 Posted : Friday, March 17, 2017 1:39:56 AM(UTC)

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Another caution - do not take a 120 V hair dryer from home. Even with converter it will run 16% slower and WILL overheat. It may destroy it and can singe hair. Any UK hotel G 1 used can supply a dryer for you.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, September 28, 2017 11:08:28 AM(UTC)
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Some Electric Converter for trip work with some countries. Later this year I will also be going to Costa Rica and Dominican Republic, but does not work with those countries as well.But I have World Travel USB Power Adapter and I am traveling to Italy, will this work with my iPad, iPhone and camera charger?

#5 Posted : Monday, July 16, 2018 4:39:43 PM(UTC)

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Beware -- I bought a power plug adapter with two built-in USB jacks. However, when I plug my phone USB directly into it, it doesn't get enough juice to fast-charge the phone, which claims that it will take 25 hours to charge! Once I opened the package, I could see that the USB is only listed as supplying 1 amp. My Samsung Galaxy S8+ needs 2 amps to charge properly. So I have to plug the phone charger into the regular socket on the adapter.

Interestingly, I have an induction charger, and if I plug it into the USB jack, it draws enough current to fast-charge the phone! USB handshaking is weird.

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