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What is the voltage! How many prongs?

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What is the voltage! How many prongs?

Post Posted: Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:13 pm

Need advice on voltage and prongs for small appliances in the Nehterlands. We are moving after Christmas and will have to relplace everyting. If there is anyone moving back to the US and have some to sell, we will be moving around the Rotterdam area, THanks

 

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Re: What is the voltage! How many prongs?

Post Posted: Thu Aug 10, 2006 3:22 pm

A bit of advice. YOu can use the converters for appliances here, but eventually they will quit working. I would suggest that you might just look into buying those small appliances after you get here. I used the converters for my curling iron, hair dryer, etc. but eventually they all blew.

 

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Re: What is the voltage! How many prongs?

Post Posted: Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:03 pm

- Piggy

Need advice on voltage and prongs for small appliances in the Nehterlands. We are moving after Christmas and will have to relplace everyting. If there is anyone moving back to the US and have some to sell, we will be moving around the Rotterdam area, THanks


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The Netherlands' electrical current works on 220-230 volts (single phase, alternating current). You will need a transformer to convert appliances using 110 voltages. However, this won’t change the cycle; 220 volts work on 50 cycles, 110 volts work on 60 cycles, meaning your appliance still may not run at it's best despite the transformer. It may be best to buy new appliances here and you can always on-sell when you leave. See Marktplaats or Speuders trading sites or Expatica. I have known an American friend, who bought a transformer to use her video recorder and fried it. In Rotterdam area also.

 

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