Amerikaanse stekker ≠ Europese stekker

In the United States the voltage is different as in Europe, 110-120V 60Hz instead of 220-230V 50Hz. For most European electrical equipment this is not a problem. You can perfectly use your own charger for you smartphone or tablet.

But... you will have to bring a converter to plug your charger in an American socket. In Europe we use type C, E and F plugs with round pins. In the USA type A and B plugs with flat pins are used.


In the USA it can be hard to find a converter, so it's best to buy one (or more) before your trip. We say 'or more' because you want to charge your smartphone while you write a tripreport on your laptop.



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About Amerika Reis

Amerika Reis grew from a passion for travelling to the United States of America. Planning a roadtrip takes a lot of time and effort. This website is intended to help you with your search for the right information by gathering all relevant information in one place. The pure information is complemented by our own experiences.