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aussiedeano
22nd March 2010, 10:25 AM
Hi folks!

Could probably look this up, but quicker to do it here.

Does anyone know what type of electrical plugs they use in Europe. My wife is going to Italy, Greece, France and London, and will need to take a few battery/iPhone chargers with her. Does anyone know if they are all the same? And best place to purchase. Or better still, does onyone have any lying around they don't need? ;) Can buy them off you...

Thanks!

Deano

gehenna
22nd March 2010, 10:28 AM
IDC Plugs - Standards (http://www.powercords.co.uk/standard.htm)

Get a universal adapter and bring a power-board with you so you only need to ever worry about one plug.

scruffie
22nd March 2010, 11:31 AM
nope they are all different. :)

you can buy those multi adaptor plugs that fit nearly all types (something like this: Google Store (http://www.google-store.com/product_info.php?products_id=380)). you can actually buy them on the plane. I think qantas sells them on their inflight duty free store - and it's pretty affordable.

gehenna
22nd March 2010, 11:39 AM
I've got one of these Kensington Travel Plug Adapter's (http://us.kensington.com/html/5519.html). It's great!

Phillo
22nd March 2010, 12:04 PM
Forget about buying multiple adaptors.

Buy one... and then take an australian powerboard with you.

I have done this on all of my overseas trips and its worth while!!

dekco
22nd March 2010, 02:25 PM
Another vote for buying one adapter and a powerboard. Europe doesnt have a standard plug for the mainland, so you may need to get a couple of converters based on the locale you are heading off to.

aussiedeano
22nd March 2010, 02:55 PM
Cool! Thanks for all the advice!