Yep just get the proper adapters you need for a power strip and you should be OK, Your best bet is going to Radio Shack even if they don't have it in stock they have a knack for quickly ordering some very obscure things in the electrical and electronics area that should fit your needs.So a couple power adapters, power strip, and say 1 converter(transformer) and I should be good?
So a couple power adapters, power strip, and say 1 converter(transformer) and I should be good?
Why not? As I explained, I find it much easier to just use a power strip from your home country because then you don't need to get adapters for every single item you want to plug in, but only one for each power strip.You should not buy power strips in the US for use in Europe
The job I took supplies a furnished house so I do not have to worry about that. I will be taking 2 enormous suitcases, a large carry on, and a back pack.How are you getting your stuff over to Europe if you don't mind me asking?
Don't check anything expensive with the airline, it's bound to get stolen by a baggage handler. I'd ship it Fedex or UPS insured.The job I took supplies a furnished house so I do not have to worry about that. I will be taking 2 enormous suitcases, a large carry on, and a back pack.
Outside of clothes, my iPad, iPhone, MBP, & PS3. I will not have a whole lot of other stuff. As much as I hate to do it I will leave most of my DVD and Blu-Ray collection (well over 600 movies combined) here in storage with most of my other belongings. The job requires me to be there 9 consecutive months then I will be back state side.
This whole thing is messing with me because I do not know which adapters or converters to buy and I really don't want to mess up my stuff. So far I am thinking about these....
Yeah, I figured i'd carry all that kind of stuff on with me.Don't check anything expensive with the airline, it's bound to get stolen by a baggage handler. I'd ship it Fedex or UPS insured.
Luxembourg and GermanyEurope is a continent.
How about you tell us which country(s) you are going to.
This page might help:Luxembourg and Germany
I was under the impression that the UK was the only country with a different adapter than the rest of western Europe?
Europe generally uses around 230V if it says it works up to that voltage it'll be fine with a plug adapter, which should cost a euro or two.
If it says 110V only then you'll need a voltage converter as well.
For shavers you may well find they have 110V sockets for them - I have one in my house.
In general the UK and Ireland have big fat "type D" plugs, and the rest of Europe uses various different kinds of round pin plugs - although you can get Universal adapters for them as your living there it may be best to get them in country as they have different positions for the earth.
Germany has 230v/50hz mains, so if your device doesn't include that, it needs the transformer. The shaver will need a transformer because it says it only operates on 110v, the iPad will only need a plug adapter because it can operate on the German current.Sorry I am extremely slow with this....So what voltage ranges (#s) would I NEED a converter for?
For example my shaver says 110V, 10w, 80 cycle? Does that need a converter or adapter?
My iPad charger says 10W Input:100-240v Output:53v Does it need an adapter or converter?
That looks fine.
Shavers sockets often go to 110V anyway - the one in my house does. For that I'd wait until you arrive.Germany has 230v/50hz mains, so if your device doesn't include that, it needs the transformer. The shaver will need a transformer because it says it only operates on 110v, the iPad will only need a plug adapter because it can operate on the German current.
FWIW if the only things that need 110V (rather than 230V) are cheap things like a kettle I'd just get a new one when you arrive. It'll make life easier.
As Eraserhead pointed out dual voltage shaver sockets 240/110 are very common in bathrooms,I'd say most places wired in the last 30 years would have one.Yeah I literally think the only electronics I am taking are my Macbook Pro, iPhone, iPad, Razor, & Playstation 3