Did I purchase the correct instrument for travel?

Discussion in 'Community Discussion' started by spaceboots06, Jun 22, 2009.

  1. spaceboots06 macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    #1
    Hi,

    My mother is going to Croatia on wednesday and she asked me to go buy her an energy convert or outlet converter of sorts. We're live in the US and the energy outlets / outputted energy is different. Years ago when I went traveling with my father he had an energy converter or outlet converter (not sure if there's a difference between these) and while I was playing on the family laptop the outlet went in flames. Apparently the computer converted the energy and the energy converter was converting it again or something.

    So, my question is, did I purchase the right instrument? My mother is going to be using her iTouch and point and shoot camera while she's there and I don't want her friend's house going up in flames.

    http://support.radioshack.com/support_supplies/doc62/62560.pdf
    That's a link to what I bought.

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    A picture.

    So to sum it up
    I need something that will let me charge my US appliances (iTouch, Camera) in Croatia. The camera is a Sony and the charger looks like this (except it plugs directly into the wall.)
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    Any help is appreciated!
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

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    #2
    -Croatia uses the common 220 V / 50 Hz standard european 2-prong plug.
    -The thing you bought will work fine.
     
  3. spaceboots06 thread starter macrumors 6502a

    spaceboots06

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    Ah, thank you. Even my mother corrects me about what you said; each time I say iTouch she pretends she does not know what I am talking about.
     
  4. Signal-11 macrumors 65816

    Signal-11

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    Whoa! Slow down, Cochise.

    First, look on the back of your camera's charger. It will say what the acceptable voltage range is for that charger. Most of your Sony chargers will be dual voltage. Check the back and be sure. Look for something like this:

    110-240V 50-60Hz

    If so, you don't need the voltage converter. In fact, you shouldn't use that voltage converter. You just need to plug converter.

    Most Apple device chargers are dual voltage as well, so again, you should not use that voltage converter, either. Check the side/back of the charger to be sure.
     

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