DIN 49 440 EU Plug Standard AC Schuko Outlet Single Plug Wall
European Power Socket RG-02 250V 16A IP20 Waterproof
Panel material: ABS(Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene plastic)
Panel Size: 50*50mm
Input: AC 250V, 50-60HZ
Rated Current: 16A
Rated Power: 2200W
Operation temperature: -10~45 ℃
Socket: Single EU German Plug Socket
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Provides you a hassle-free solution for charging portable devices.
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Supply power for mobile phones, digital products, or other
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Electricity in Europe - How to Use Power Sockets
On your first trip to Europe the thing that stands out about your
hotel room might very well be the wall sockets. They're different.
The second thing you'll probably notice is that there aren't a lot
of them. Power, you see, is quite expensive in Europe.
So what you need to run that laptop, hair dryer, electric shaver,
or miniature toaster oven is a doohickey that converts your plug so
that it fits whatever socket they use in the European country
No problem. They're cheap. You can buy plug converters at many
travel-oriented stores in the US, as well as electrical and
hardware stores in Europe. See the picture of the converter that
works in continental Europe below.
Before you say, "Cool. I'm off and running!" I need to warn you of
something: what's coming out of that socket is a whopping 220 volts
at 50 cycles, twice the voltage of American power systems. It may
be way too much for your appliance. Remember: an adapter plug
doesn't convert the voltage, it just converts the hardware plug
(see the definitions below).
|Definitions For Electrical Conversion Devices|
|Plug Adapter - an interface that attaches between the American
two-pronged plug and a specific European socket. The result is that
the American appliance will be connected to European 220v 50 cycle
electrical power.||Power Converter (or transformer) - converts the European 220v to
110 volts so that American appliances will operate on European
Current. Watch that the power rating (in watts) exceeds the rating
of all appliances you expect to plug in at one time.|
European Electricity - Some People Learn the Hard Way
Once when in Sardinia on a volunteer archaeology project we spent a
day without lights because one of the volunteers had plugged one of
those 27 zillion watt, 110 volt hair dryers into the standard 220
line. When asked if she knew the voltage was different, she
replied, "Of course I knew!
Science is a good thing. So are experiments. The result of this one
was a smoldering and distorted mass of cheap plastic and a
candlelight dinner. You see, the 220 volts had caused an overpower
condition that turned the whole unit into a lump of smelly,
Hair dryers can be a problem. They take massive amounts of power.
If you can't do without, you might consider buying one in Europe to
make sure its power requirements match those of the countries in
which the device is used.
Taking Stock of your Electrical Needs when you travel in Europe
Determine which countries you'll be traveling in.
Choose the plug adapters you'll need in those specific countries.
Take stock of what appliances need power converters. Most modern
laptops will automatically sense voltage changes and adapt; you may
only need a plug adapter--check your owner's manual. Shavers, and
any small, electrically frugal items may still need a voltage
converter (sometimes called a transformer). These are readily
available as well. Hair dryers are a special case, as their power
requirements are enormous. If you wish to be a good neighbor to the
Europeans, consider leaving the contraption at home. If you can't,
make sure you buy a heavy duty converter that will handle as much
as 2000 watts (2 kilowatts).
Remember that if you're taking a recharger for your digital camera
batteries, it'll probably need at least a plug converter.