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Electric plug #282296
05/13/2022 01:37 PM
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Can someone help me with the type of electric plug on the French side
Thank you

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Re: Electric plug [Re: Houston] #282297
05/13/2022 02:16 PM
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The French side uses 220V 50Hz standard European round plugs.


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Re: Electric plug [Re: Houston] #282298
05/13/2022 02:28 PM
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Many places will have at least one recepticle that will accept a standard US plug. Best bet is to verify with your resort or residence contact to be on the safe side.


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Re: Electric plug [Re: Houston] #282299
05/13/2022 03:47 PM
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Also, most phones, tablets and laptops will work on either voltage so you will only need the plug adapter. We always stay on the French side and every place we've stayed either has both outlets or has provided proper plugs/voltage adapters.


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Re: Electric plug [Re: Houston] #282309
05/13/2022 07:34 PM
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Most stuff nowadays only need the adaptor and not an actual convertor. We keep a set of multi adaptors in out luggage as they come in handy all over, especially on cruise ships. They essentially double your available outlets and cruise ship cabins are known for their skimpy number of outlets. BUT there are a few small appliances and hair styling dodads that might not be dual voltage. My curling iron is but my hair dryer "Bessie" is old (32 years old actually, back when they made stuff that would last) and ugly as homemade sin and is not dual voltage... but she purrs like a kitten and works better than any hair dryer on the market. But she does stay home. If she lasts until I die, I'm putting her in my will!!

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Re: Electric plug [Re: Houston] #282328
05/14/2022 08:33 AM
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Many appliances that have motors need the correct voltage - for that you would need a converter, not just an adaptor. For most electronics there is tiny print on it somewhere that says what it will accept and if it says 100 to 240 V 50/60 Hz, all you need is an adaptor.

This label [img]https://qph.fs.quoracdn.net/main-qimg-c76295ef84c88fd72e4d7a409b8316ee-lq[/img] says that it will output 12 volts ( likely as a charger ) if plugged into an outlet that supplies anything from 100 volts to 240 volts, and will run on either 50 hz - which is what the French side has, or 60 hz, which the US uses. I have a few olders chargers for laptops that only work on 120 volt, so you will want to check the labels before you go.

Re: Electric plug [Re: Houston] #282344
05/14/2022 12:47 PM
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Thanks to all

Re: Electric plug [Re: Houston] #282352
05/14/2022 04:38 PM
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French side is 60hz not 50. France is 50hz. This is so that electricity can be supplied to the Dutch side if needed.


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Re: Electric plug [Re: NeilRooney] #282361
05/14/2022 08:36 PM
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Neil, thanks for the correction, I was thinking France .

Re: Electric plug [Re: Houston] #282366
05/15/2022 02:55 AM
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I will tell you this, it was our experience that some of those converters don't work so well with blow-dryers. I have a 2600 Turbo Power dryer ( I did shows for them) that is set up from the factory for 220 usage. Works great!! https://turbopowerinc.business.site/


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