Celebrity Eclipse - November 20, 2019

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  • norwega
    norwega November 16, 2019 1:26 am

    Honestly Bill I don't remember exactly what happened.  We had been in England visiting my cousin, then went to France and when we got there it didn't work.  It was our first trip to Europe, actually  in 2004 and quite eventful.  We can explain when we see you, but suffice to say that we hadn't expect DH to spend 3 nights in a London hospital!  

    Thanks for the info, we'll leave our heavy converter at home.  

  • RaptorBill
    RaptorBill November 16, 2019 12:47 am

    In all of Latin America you're pretty well off with the European type C two prong round pin adapters and American type A 2 standard parallel flat prong plugs (it's what you already have here in North America). 

    In Argentina however, you might also run across a type I (that's an uppercase i) adapter. That's the same one used in Australia. It has two flat prongs like a US plug, but they're at a 45 degree angle to parallel (sort of like this "/ \" )

     

    In Peru, you'll only find type A and type C.


    One thing though, in Latin America you may find that what you think is a standard North America type A two prong plug is wired for 220 VAC instead of 110 VAC. That shouldn't be a problem with modern power supplies (as mentioned), but if you have something that's strictly 110 only, you shouldn't plug it in, unless you like a lot of excitement!

    Look at the information on the power supply to be sure (it's usually on there with really fine print). Our phone charger for example says: 100-240 V ~ 50-60 Hz  0.5 A. The amperage is of no concern, but the device is happy with anywhere from 100 to 240 Volts at 50 to 60 Hz frequency. Devices like that with the right adapter will work anywhere in the world.

    If you device is 110 V only, you will need a 220 to 110 converter or transformer. Otherwise you'll damage your device. 

    A bit of humor: Electrical equipment really runs on magic smoke. If you let out the magic smoke - the gadget stops working! Norwega - I'll be you let out your video recorders magic smoke!

  • zook50
    zook50 November 16, 2019 12:20 am

    And we're in Peru afterward - must check for that too.

  • louleg27
    louleg27 November 15, 2019 10:14 pm
    49 minutes ago, RaptorBill said:

    The three pronged type Ls are very rare. They won't find them in many places. 

    You are better off carrying a bunch of 2 pronged type Cs. That's the European Standard too. Type Cs also work on the ship's European power outlets.

     

    Note the power is 220 V 50 Hz power (not the US standard of 110V 60 Hz). Most power supplies for computers and chargers these days don't care. So unless you have something unusual or very old, you won't need a transformer. Just the adapter plug.

    Hi Bill,

    What about Argentina?  Do we use same european plugs or others?  Any adapter necessary there for our computer, as we are staying 6 extra nights in Buenos Aires.  

     

    Louise

  • norwega
    norwega November 15, 2019 9:43 pm
    18 minutes ago, RaptorBill said:

    The three pronged type Ls are very rare. They won't find them in many places. 

    You are better off carrying a bunch of 2 pronged type Cs. That's the European Standard too. Type Cs also work on the ship's European power outlets.

     

    Note the power is 220 V 50 Hz power (not the US standard of 110V 60 Hz). Most power supplies for computers and chargers these days don't care. So unless you have something unusual or very old, you won't need a transformer. Just the adapter plug.

    ok, thanks.  Our first trip overseas in 2010 we blew up a new video recorder the 2nd day because we didn't know we needed a converter.  

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