Ireland Electrical Adaptors

Are the adaptors that allow a dual voltage USA appliance to be used in Ireland the same as in the UK or the type used in the rest of Europe?

Posted by Jack
St Joe Beach Florida
149 posts

Thanks Elle. i just bought a couple from amazon.

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7978 posts

Just for the record, 'all of the rest of Europe' doesn't require a single type of adapter.

Posted by Jack
St Joe Beach Florida
149 posts

Point taken Ed, but, just for the record, I don't believe anyone wrote "all of the rest of Europe".

Posted by Ed
Pensacola
7978 posts

'All the rest of Europe' paraphrases 'NOT the same as the one used in mainland Europe (France, Italy, etc.)'. Lots of people read a post and transfer bum scoop for use in another situation. For example, Italy has a couple of kinds, Denmark another, Switzerland still another, then the Soviet one.......just off the top of my head. These are all in addition to the common europlug. Then there's the problem of staying someplace with older wiring which opens a whole new can of worms. A lot of folks try to travel with the basic two or some kind of combo deal with moving parts that either craps out or won't let you build your way out of a recessed outlet. Sometimes they're standing out in the rain with their thumbs in their ears - - because they thought bum scoop was gospel. The only really workable solution is to cough up ten bucks for a stack of six or seven that combine and just toss the thing in your junk and leave it there. It'll get you through everything except Thailand and maybe Brazil. Another thing that saves headaches is to toss in a dollar plug multiplier so you can fire up several low amp chargers at once. I actually pack two and sometimes have to piggyback them because of what's on the end of a cord. There's no way you're going to over-amp them. Nothing's simple, but everything has a solution. Just tidbits from a few decades of mucking around. Use them or not.