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Old 03-18-2015, 06:48 PM
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Power adapters

I thought this would be a pretty simple question I could answer with a quick Google query, but I get multiple types of outlets coming back when I try to determine what power outlets are used in Germany and Austria. C and F. What type of adapter do I need?
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Old 03-18-2015, 11:39 PM
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Try this :

http://www.amazon.com/Grounded-Unive...a+adapter+plug

I believe Germany and Austria are the same
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Old 03-19-2015, 02:39 AM
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Both C and F will work throughout most of Europe, including Germany and Austria. See link for more info. Not to be used for heat-based items such as hairdryer without a converter unit. Best to pack dual wattage stuff.

http://www.worldstandards.eu/electri...and-sockets/f/
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More tips for charging...the electric shaver outlet in bathroom will accept US plugs. Again, not to be used for heat-based items. And I read an article recently about using a room's USB ports on the TV to charge phones/tablets/puters.
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Old 03-19-2015, 03:17 AM
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Both C and F will work throughout most of Europe, including Germany and Austria. See link for more info. Not to be used for heat-based items such as hairdryer without a converter unit. Best to pack dual wattage stuff.

http://www.worldstandards.eu/electri...and-sockets/f/
Okay that site says type C plugs fit into type F sockets. I suppose it's kind of like 2 and 3 prong outlets here... 2 prong fits into a 3 prong outlet.
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Article says type C is not grounded socket and is being replaced with grounded ones. Plug C will fit in both and is still widely used. I've had my euro plug for years and have no idea if C or F, but have no trouble using throughout continental Europe.
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This is the one I use for Germany -- I would assume it would also work in Austria.

http://www.voltageconverters.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=GS20
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Adapters by country

http://www.walkabouttravelgear.com/a...gRgaAo1F8P8HAQ
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I thought this would be a pretty simple question I could answer with a quick Google query, but I get multiple types of outlets coming back when I try to determine what power outlets are used in Germany and Austria. C and F. What type of adapter do I need?

What will you be plugging in? For Apple products you only need the plug adapter. Other items like electric razors will require a power adapter.
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Best one I've ever owned, and it's not expensive. I take this and a travel 3-prong power strip with me - never had an issue with many electronics using it - ipad/iphone/laptop/camera chargers/etc. I have not tried a hair-dryer or curling iron on it though.

Euro Power Converter at Amazon
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This is absolutely your best option:


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I used to have the little cloth bag full of 5 or six different adapters. And I never ended-up bringing the right one. Travel and Leisure recommended this one that sells on Amazon.com for $6.69 now. http://tinyurl.com/pkt99n3

Then buy this too:


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It sells on Amazon for 14.95. http://tinyurl.com/qcg2gkq

They fit down inside your packed shoes and will take care of all your power needs. Also consider one of these if you have lots of electronics: http://tinyurl.com/mav26fx


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Thanks guys. It's mainly for my phone, tablet, and camera. No hair dryer or curling iron bs :-)
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Thanks guys. It's mainly for my phone, tablet, and camera. No hair dryer or curling iron bs :-)
Dig out a magnifier and read the fine print on the chargers.
Odds are they all say "100 to 250 volts, 50 or 60 cycle", which means all you need is an adapter.
For curling irons and hairdryers, the wife has found on Amazon dual voltage travel units. They work fine
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Just got back from my ED a couple of days ago. I used this adapter in the Czech Republic, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

You could also get by with a simple multi-pack of these basic adapters: http://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-Europe...7REDM86133KXRM

One thing to consider is that the outlets in Europe are actually somewhat recessed in the wall plate instead of flush like in the US. Our friends had a different adapter that would not fit in the outlets due to the recessed nature. The adapter I had above and the simple individual adapters all worked in every outlet.
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I got a 2 pack of these guys

http://www.amazon.com/OREI-Europe-Ad...+power+adapter
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