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Power Adapter ?

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Power Adapter ?

Hello All

Can anyone please tell me what type of power adapter is best for use in Amalfi when traveling from the USA. I have heard thet there may be slightly different types of power sockets in use throughout italy? We will be spending a few nites in Rome also. Any ifo would be appreciated.

Thank You for any help you can provide.

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1. Re: Power Adapter ?

The only difference in the sockets is whether they have 3 holes (are grounded) or 2 holes (not grounded). So I always bring just a 2 pronged adapter (or two) so I don't have to worry about finding a 3 hole outlet.

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2. Re: Power Adapter ?

The adapter doesn't have anything to do with power. It just adapts the prongs to fit the outlets. You will need electronics which are dual voltage or handle the 220/240 voltage. Check the items for their ability to use 110-240 voltage. Converters can be bulky and heavy although they are making smaller ones these days. It's best to bring things that can handle the current without a converter.

All I have ever needed* for Italy is this type sold in most travel departments (REI, Walmart, Target, department stores):


I like the individual adapters instead of the "all in one" types.

* I have occasionally needed a different type for higher power items like an iron or toaster but they were always provided with the appliance.


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