I will be going to france and italy. Bring my nikon dslr camera and my iphone 4 and 4s. Do I need both an adaptor and converter? thanks!
Check you input cords and it should indicate input 120-240volts. If that is correct all you will need is a plug adapter.
my nikon quick charger says foreign input AC 100-240V 50/60Hz so i'm assuming all i need for that is a plug adapter.
my iphone charger also says input 100-240v 50/60hz so i'm assuming that only needs the adapter as well.
You are correct. Bring two.
This is what you need for all your recharging and adapters: one Lenmar ACUSB4 which is a charger that comes with more adapters than you will ever need, and Lenmar PPUCLIP which is a camera and telephone battery adapter that plugs into the AACUSB4. If you buy them you won't need anything else. I got mine from Amazon and have used them for three journeys. The can accomodate up to four USB cables for charging things.
Monte, does it come with the Schuko plug? Or do you still need a plug adapter?
Monte, why take a converter? I have gotten by fine with just an adapater for my dslr camera, laptop and phone.
I don't know what a Schuko plug is. It is not a converter, it is a charger. You take your device's cable plug the appropriate end into your device and the other end you stick into one of the four female receptacles on the charger. I would suggest looking at the two devices I mentioned on Amazon.
Ack!! Moving parts, sensing electronics, adapters that only work for part of the world? A ten-buck stack of adapters will let you build your way out of a recessed socket and a litle two-buck outlet multiplier will let you charge everything at once. After that, its just the stuff that came with your junk. If you wanted to go whole-hog, you could toss in a multiple high voltage to usb plug.