Wednesday, May 16, 2012


Well, fellow travelers (I mean that in a post-50s, non-Communist sense), I know we'll all be traveling with our own Mission Control assembly of electronic devices--after all, we'd hardly be American if we weren't plugged in to a dozen distractions every waking moment:

So, here's something to consider--electricity isn't delivered the same way in Turkey as in the U.S.  Two big differences:  the electric plugs themselves and the voltage.  We will need some gadgets to deal with that.

Here are a couple websites with nice info:

Electrical Plug/Outlet and Voltage Information for Turkey  and Turkish Electric Plugs & Sockets .

You need a plug adapter (the part with strange shaped prongs to plug into the wall) and a voltage converter, so that our tender electric appliances, used to 110-120 volts, don't suddenly FRY and EXPLODE and CEASE to function.

There are handy world-plug packs at places like Wal-mart.  There will probably also be a cheap convertor in some packs, but I've not always had good luck with those.  You might try some electronics store and describe what you'll be recharging, and ask their advice.  I have a handy-dandy, really heavy transformer that I bought in a hardware store in Iceland, but that may not be a convenient stop (though we really should take a school trip to Iceland some year...).

Go shopping, quick...

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  1. Tim McGovney Says:

    Is that Locutus of Borg?

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