Electricity and water in Poland

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Electricity and water in Poland

Postby Nick » Wed May 19, 2010 11:50 am

Can any of the North Americans who have travelled to Poland comment on the compatibility of electrical power at the Qubus hotel with NA electrical devices? Is a transformer necessary in order have 120 V compatibility?

Does anybody know of the extent of the recent flooding in Katowice?

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Postby mila77 » Wed May 19, 2010 12:49 pm

Nick,

We have 220V here in Poland and different plug-ins (European standard) so I guess you will need some transformation device.

As far as flood is concerned Silesia region was quite severly devastated by it but not Katowice itself and now the flood wave is moving north (with the rivers) so no problem for Katowice any more.
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Postby fiddler » Wed May 19, 2010 2:04 pm

Nick, most portable devices these days have dual voltage built into the charging unit - check the unit's specs (on the unit itself) to be sure. You will need an adapter because the plugs are different, but those can be easily obtained in a lot of stores (including luggage stores, or in airports). Most adapters are multi-adapters, but you should go online to find out the name of the type of plug used in Poland, which is fairly standard in continental Europe (two round connectors, though there are differences in how they plug in, depending on how much voltage the device requires - kinda hard for me to explain).
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Postby ndwannabe » Wed May 19, 2010 3:45 pm

fiddler wrote:Nick, most portable devices these days have dual voltage built into the charging unit - check the unit's specs (on the unit itself) to be sure. You will need an adapter because the plugs are different, but those can be easily obtained in a lot of stores (including luggage stores, or in airports). Most adapters are multi-adapters, but you should go online to find out the name of the type of plug used in Poland, which is fairly standard in continental Europe (two round connectors, though there are differences in how they plug in, depending on how much voltage the device requires - kinda hard for me to explain).
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What he said :lol:

My USA bought laptop, phone charger and even a hair dryer happily work on 220V in Europe when I travel.
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Postby fiddler » Wed May 19, 2010 4:03 pm

In that last part, I meant to say "depending on the wattage of the device"... anyway, hope you get the picture.
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Postby Nick » Wed May 19, 2010 4:21 pm

Thank you all for your replies.

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Postby cah » Wed May 19, 2010 8:22 pm

Here's a picture of the plug and the socket:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/c ... socket.jpg

It's called french, but is also used in Poland.
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