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How to 110V versus 220V

Discussion in 'Expat Section' started by artpepper88, Apr 21, 2017.

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    LJ and I are going to Taiwan for a few days in a few days. My Samsung Tab3V and her Iphone6 are both 22ov. Taiwan is 110V (as is Canada and the USA, I believe). Can anyone tell me if we need a device of some kind (step-down transformer? Converter?) in order to charge our devices in Taiwan? I've asked at various places around town, but can't get a definitive answer...
     
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    Most chargers are suitable for use on voltages ranging from 100 volts to 250 volts.
    Get out the magnifying glass. The rating is usually printed on the charger. If you know someone with a 220/100 transformer you could test them here before leaving.
    Have a safe trip and a Taiwan Beer for me (good stuff).
     
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    Show, thanks for that. You are right about the magnifying glass! My Samsung charger (USB end of cable plugs into it, other end into the device) says "input 100 - 240v", so it seems like I'll be OK... I'll certainly have a TB for you - maybe 2...
     
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    Computers and phones are pretty universal these days. Your concern might be power plugs and sockets of the country you're going to.
     
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    Thanks, bird. I've generally found it really easy to pick up the appropriate plugs and sockets, whereever I've gone (or been).
     
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    This is probably the worst offender anyone will come across if going to the UK plug uk.jpg BUT ( see next bit)
    This would be your answer Plug.jpg

    Just have a great vacation, I am sure things will be fine.
     
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    I believe that Taiwan uses the same voltage and plugs as the US (type A and B) and they use ~110V. The need for an adaptor will depend on the plug of the device.

    plug.PNG

    Always best to have a universal adaptor while traveling in case you have a layover in a country with different plugs.

    IMG_20170424_191329.jpg IMG_20170424_191348.jpg
     
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    Thanks, Wrye. That first universal adaptor pic looks like it really means business... I bought over an Australian banana box amongst all my gear. It's flat and tough - I call it the Hummer of cardboard boxes. I keep it in the back of my SUV for groceries etc...
     
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