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Europe electricity - adapter or converter?

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1. Posted by g0ldeneye (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

I'm going to Europe for two weeks -- Benelux, Germany, Switzerland, and Austria. I have an iPhone from the US and it's the only electric device I plan on using. I bought an adapter, but some people say I need a converter to go from 220 to 110. I bought this: http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3932600

Will that suffice, or do I need an actual converter to REDUCE the voltage for my U.S. device?

Thanks!

[ Edit: Edited on 10-Aug-2012, at 09:23 by g0ldeneye ]

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 5078 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Check your iPhone's charger. There'll be a block of data on it somewhere, including "input: 100-240V" or something similar. If that indeed goes up to 220V+, then this adapter is all you need. If it doesn't, then you'd indeed need a converter. (But I'd give it 95%+ chance of handling the high voltage just fine.)

3. Posted by g0ldeneye (Budding Member 4 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Thanks Sander! Quick reply!

4. Posted by AndySN (Budding Member 27 posts) 4y Star this if you like it!

Yes, All mac chargers cope from 100 - 240, no need for a convertor, just an adapter.