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electrical currency in Australia

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electrical currency in Australia

I leave for Australia in 12 days, what will I need to charge my cell phone, camera, Nook color and hair dryer.??

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1. Re: electrical currency in Australia

You will need a plug adapter to use your US plugs in an Australian powerpoint. You can buy these at travel good stores and airports.

Importantly thought you will need a transformer if your electrical device charges aren't multi-voltage. In the US you use 110V here we use 240V, and there is an amperage issue as well I believe.

Most computer type chargers have their voltage capacity range on them, make sure they have 110-250V range.

Don't just buy an adapter plug and try to use say a hair dryer that is 110V as it will fry.

Cheerz Wabster.

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2. Re: electrical currency in Australia

Some good info on this link about what you'll need

tripadvisor.com.au/ShowTopic-g255060-i122-k4…

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3. Re: electrical currency in Australia

If you are staying in hotels, you probably won't need a hairdryer ... check on their website to see if there is one in a the room.

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Unless your hair dryer is designed as a travel device, capable of working from 110 or 220 volts, do not bring it. A voltage converter powerful enough for a hair dryer would be the size and weight of a brick. Use your hotel's hair dryer, or buy a cheap one here.

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5. Re: electrical currency in Australia

Small power board helps you to charge up more than one item at a time too.

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