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German Sockets

Discussion in 'Electrics Outside of the UK' started by john4703, 14 May 2017.

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    I'm going to Germany next month. Is there a standard German socket? I do not want to take a load of adaptors so I can charge my phone and tablet. I an guessing two round pins but m nor sure.
     
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    How about buying a four-way trailing socket and a Schuko plug, cutting off the 13A UK plug and fitting the Schuko in its place? Schuko plugs can be bought from RS-Online and CPC-Farnell as well as amazon and E-Bay. That way you will be able to change four items all at the same time, and, if your charger or other device requires earthing, it is far less likely for the earth connection to be compromised than with a travel adapter.
     
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    Germany is quite an advanced country. They have shops, and electricity, and mobile phones, and laptops.

    If it was me I would walk into a high-street outlet there and buy a charger with a USB socket. Just like you would if you had travelled to Birmingham or Glasgow and forgotten your charger.

    I will be surprised if it costs you much more than €5. Take your own USB cable and maybe save €1.

    They probably sell them at the airport and main train station.

    here are some examples
    http://www.ebay.de/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_sacat=0&_nkw=usb charger handy tablet -car&rt=nc&LH_PrefLoc=1&_trksid=p2045573.m1684

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    Buying Schuko plugs from those places in the UK is a rip off compared with Germany.

    The adapter from B & Q I linked to is cost effective and does not compromise the earth connection unlike many other adapters.
     
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    It's a ridiculous, offensive and criminal idea to try to impose political union at a supra-national level and render countries non-existant.
     
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    that's an interesting hypothetical idea, but since it does not arise, and both the British Empire and the Soviet Union have almost entirely collapsed, it is of no existential importance.

    A Single Market, however, does exist and is of great benefit.
     
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    Maybe I should go on holiday to Dublin before we get the borders back?
     
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    nobody knows where, or what, the UK/RoI border will end up.
     
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    I have a 4 way extension lead with an iec c14 connector on the end (kettle plug) I then take the appropriate "Kettle lead" with me when I go away.
     
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