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    Quick question on going to sea. Looking to take various electronic devices - e reader, mp3 etc.

    All this stuff needs charging. Do the ships have the same power supplys? ( standardisation ) Or do you need diff adapters etc for each one you on ( as they get built all over the place ) on or will any unversal adapter do?
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    Hmmmm, "normally" most ships are built to European Standard sockets, 2 pin round no earth. However once you know that ship you're off to either ask here or the company, but I'd go with 2 pin round cos if all else fails there'll be one in the bathroom (shaver socket).
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      Re: Onboard Power Supply

      An interesting point. RFAs naturally have UK type 230V three-pin sockets.

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        Originally posted by Steve
        An interesting point. RFAs naturally have UK type 230V three-pin sockets.
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          Re: Onboard Power Supply

          Depends where it was built and company.

          I suggest spending ?3 and buying an adapter plug for Europe and US sockets, then purchase a 2 or 3 way spliter, that way you can plug all your stuff into the one socket.

          Also be aware that some ships may be 110v so it helps if all your stuff works on both 110 and 230 (most stuff that has a transformer - ie laptops etc does, just check on the label on the transformer it will tell you it's input voltage range, BEFORE plugging it in).

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            Re: Onboard Power Supply

            One thing though, ships power supplies are normally 60 hz instead of the usual 50 hz, so leave the plug in alarm clock at home....
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            • #7
              Re: Onboard Power Supply

              So an american plug in alarm clock would be the answer?
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              • #8
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                or your phone / battery powered alarm clock
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