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Converters & cameras

Thanks to everyone who has answered my question about our 7-day itinerary. Here's my new question...Most of the B&B's have hairdryers, so I planned on not taking a hairdryer and converter. BUT now, I realized I will need a converter/adapter to charge my digital camera. Any ideas on how to avoid bringing a converter/adapter...would the B&B's have a converter/adaptor we could just borrow to charge the camera? What have you all done in the past? Thanks for your input!

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Rita, check your camera charger - are you sure you need a converter? Note that a converter and an adapter are different - one is a big heavy pain and one is not. If your charger says something like "Input: 100-240v" all you need is an ADAPTER - and you can get that for a few dollars at Target or Walmart in the travel/luggage sections. No big deal. I haven't seen any chargers made in the past few years that haven't said the range so I imagine you're fine with just an adapter, but check the charger out just to make sure :)

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Hey, Thanks! I checked out my charger and it does say "input 100v-240v." I'm sooo "electronically challenged!"

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LOL Nah, you're not. I had no idea til I read about it all on this and other boards. So you don't need a converter, you just need a little adapter for the countries you're going (UK is different from the rest of the continent, for example). You can get a set or a thing that has all the different ones built in - like I said available anywhere - Target, Walmart, on Amazon, etc. You're just looking for travel adapters and you should be good to go! :)

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Rite - I'm electronically challenged too so have read this post with interest! Based on this post, it appears that all I need is an an adaptor for our camera (input 100 - 240V) for Italy in the fall, and I just saw a set at Target for $10.00.

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Check out Rick's Travel Store: adapters - 2 sell for $3.95 - I've seen them at Walmart and Target for around $2.99. You may not need more than the two.

Happy Travels
Teresa