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Europe electricity - adapter or converter?

Travel Forums Europe Europe electricity - adapter or converter?

1. Posted by g0ldeneye (Budding Member, 4 posts) 10 Aug '12 09:22

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, 4384 posts) 10 Aug '12 09:29

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) 10 Aug '12 09:30

Thanks Sander! Quick reply!

4. Posted by AndySN (Budding Member, 27 posts) 10 Aug '12 11:17

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