Since essentially all of Europe runs on 220V or 240V, and these don’t convert the voltage to 110V, any US-market electrical equipment that does not have the ability to run on 220/240 will most likely fry when connected to power via one of these. (Ditto for NZ and Oz.)
@werehatrack Basically everything I own that plugs in and is small enough to fit in a suitcase works with both voltages. Take a look on the plug or power brick - you might be surprised to see your device already takes 220v no problem.
@IndifferentDude@ircon96 Not just Europe. Many US National Parks have gone over to requiring a reservation for entry, and it must be bought months in advance, separately from the entrance fee itself. The days of “show up and see” are over for a lot of the popular destinations.
The description says surge protection, nothing on the packaging does. Is the picture the same thing being sold? Surge protection in an outlet adapter is a pretty important selling feature to be left off the packaging.
Hmmm, bad market messaging. Maybe one of Meh former marketing exec’s products?
This one time my wife & I were in the UK (staying at a friend of a friend’s flat who was out) & ran my coffee grinder (yes I brought my coffee grinder), using some sort of adapter, & BAM, tossed a circuit breaker. Okay so I search, locate, & figure out how to reset it (it was quite different OK!?), np.
Hours later my friend gets home & there is a knock at the door… it seems the whole building was out & some of the residents didn’t know how to reset the breakers. I never did tell him it that I did it.
Often with electronics you just need to change the plug, not the voltage. Check each item for its voltage requirement. These also look like the type that will not handle anything with a motor (like a coffee grinder) or any heating appliance (hair dryer, curling iron, etc).
Motor will run slower due to 50Hz vs 60Hz power assuming it can handle 220v. No mention of wattage limit. It’s possible these might be usable for a blow dryer since many of them now have switches making them 220 / 110 if the wattage limits is in range…
Having this giant wall wart spaced out by an adapter seems like a recipe for disaster. Once you plug something in the torque is going to make it fall out of your wall outlet with way too much frequency!
@chienfou Many of these adapter widgets have the same misfeature. In NZ, I eventually found a stand-alone adapter that worked well there, and I used that instead. All it did was adapt American plugs to NZ/OZ sockets. That was all I needed