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Electric converter

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Electric converter

Hi

I from USA. What sort of converter do you need for Italy/Slovenis & Croatia?

THanks

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1. Re: Electric converter

You don't need a "converter" just an "adapter" (much simpler) as long as the devices you plug in to it can do 240v/50hz. Most but not all electronics nowadays can automatically switch between US (120v) and Europe (240v). Of the electronics I am taking to Croatia in a few weeks - laptop, camera battery charges, electric razor, alarm clock - only the clock's power adapter can't do 240v; fortunately it can run off of batteries.

Check the small print on any "power brick" of any device you are bringing with you - like the power adapter of your laptop, if you read carefully probably says "110v-240v" or something like that. Look for that on every device.

The "converter" is just a little plug like this:

http://www.3acyber.com/eBay/M69-1.jpg

I'm taking a couple of those with me but expect I can buy them cheaply as needed over there, if one isn't quite right. I'll also be in Italy, and I think their adapters are slightly different...

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the EASIEST converter is one that you buy in any airport...we got one in a us airport, it has ALL the countries, and lists them in the small book. i have converters from all over the world and this is a conscise small ,easy to understand converter...small, easy , no worries...i tossed all the others out . the plugs are all in this 1 inch by 1/2 inch plastic thing, and they pop out of the plastic thing, and have ALL the plugs in one adapter...love it.

$20 or less us dollars

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Andrew:

You may be very surprised at prices of anything electronic here. It ain't cheap like the states. So think twice about buying batteries or converter or anything else here, the prices are often 4X higher. We do not have Costco or WalMart, thank goodness.

Dobrodosli u Dubrovnik

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Thanks for the tip about the expense of electronics in Croatia. Actually, I am trying to break a bad habit of overpacking and bringing extra EVERYTHING with me in a huge suitcase. This trip I'm trying to minimize and travel with only two small bags. I've decided that to make that happen, I may need to buy more things locally, and I'm OK if I have to pay 4X more for some AA batteries.

I did buy an adapter for Croatia this week at a local store for $2.99 USD. I'll probably bring that and 2 or 3 others (very small) and hope I have one that works in Italy, one in Croatia. If not, I won't be upset about paying $12 USD for one in Croatia.

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