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Help with electricity

Help. I am an intelligent person, but this whole electricity/conversion volts etc confuses me. My charger for my laptop says input 100-240V. Does this mean I only need a converter (with 3 prongs) to use in Sicily? Thanks for your help.

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1. Re: Help with electricity

You only need an adapter - not a converter. I use the adapter for my laptop, ipod, kindle, cell, dslr camera - all just fine.

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2. Re: Help with electricity

Thanks. I see you are in NYC. I am spending the day there before we fly out. Any suggestions of where I can pick one up?

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3. Re: Help with electricity

Welcome to Sicily Mosaic317!

Since your laptop has dual voltage, you would only require the 2-prong adapter.

magellans.com/magellan-s-european-style-adap…

http://www.bestofsicily.com/faqs.htm#voltage

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4. Re: Help with electricity

J&R would have them; I get mine from amazon.com (no fuss, no muss, no subway involved) - and, I'm sure any other electronics shop.

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5. Re: Help with electricity

For a computer, you might also bring a 3-prong adapter that's grounded. You can plug a 2-prong computer into a 3-prong adapter.

Power Adapter Guide:

magellans.com/travel-advice/electrical-wizard

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Oops, just realized you may not be familiar with J&R:

http://www.jr.com

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7. Re: Help with electricity

Here's another excellent website for understanding electricity and conversion.

Power in Italy:

roninrome.com/%20living-in-italy/power-in-it…

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8. Re: Help with electricity

My computer plug is 3 prongs. I assume they have adapters that take 3 prongs?

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9. Re: Help with electricity

Would something like this be all I need

www.jr.com/travel-smart/pe/FRN_NWG11C/#

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10. Re: Help with electricity

I looks like the JR store is all the way downtown. Any suggestions for midtown?

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