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Electricity Adapter - Converter for Greece

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Electricity Adapter - Converter for Greece

Hi TA! Please provide advice on how to convert our U.S. electical accessories (phone and camera chargers, laptop chargers, hair straightener, etc.) to Greece's electical voltage.

A few years ago, I purchased a 50 watt Foreign Travel Converter for my daughter to bring with her to Italy and it did not work because she was missing a part..

Anyway, forgive my ignorance, just want to know from TA the best and efficient way to handle this so that we do not blow out our chargers, etc. (Is there a certain wattage we should buy?, etc.)

As always - thank you!!!

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1. Re: Electricity Adapter - Converter for Greece

First off be sure that your appliances can work with both 110V (U.S.) and 220/240V (Europe) current. Usually there is a label on the black of your appliance or on the charger which would specify this.

For most appliances, all you would need is a simple voltage adapter from 110V to 220/240V. The "plug" that you would put into the wall would have rounded ends instead of the square ends used in North America.

That said, certain appliances, such as hair dryers, which use a lot of wattage, require a more elaborate voltage converter that would be able to handle high-wattage appliances.

Stores like Radio Shack would carry both and would be able to advise you on the appropriate items to get. Remember that you are converting from 110V (U.S.) to 220/240V (European) voltage, not the other way around!

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Thank you, Neo! Any suggestions on the highest watt adapter to purchase?

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Hey again neighbor:-) Am guessing that *missing part* was the extension.. piece you add to the adapter to fit in the wall plug since many are recessed in the wall.. not reachable via the adapter piece only! I don't know where you are in the City, but the upper level at Zabar's has a full set for worldwide adapters to include the extension piece;-) Best.. and EnJOY!

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4. Re: Electricity Adapter - Converter for Greece

The wattage would probably depend on the appliance you would be using, such as your hair dryer, and how many watts that particular appliance requires. Probably best to ask in-store if you have any uncertanties!

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