Aug 30, 2016 - 10:04 PM
in reply to esskay8
One more piece to the puzzle.
Note that the Swiss 2-prong plug in your post is hexagonal. Many European plugs have the same dimensions and spacing for the pins, bit the surroundings plastic housing has rounded corners. The rounded corners usually fit the Swiss outlets, by fitting inside the Swiss hexagonal receptacle, but the best fit comes from a Swiss adapter with a hexagonal casing. Sometimes the style with a rounded housing will not fit in the hexagonal Swiss receptacle....not sure why some do and some don't.
Three prong plugs (earthed, or, as we say in the USA, grounded) may also have angular housings, and I had to buy a Swiss one recently.
They are available at the "Kiosk" or "Aperto" stores common in larger trains stations. As with all things Swiss, especially in tourist areas, they are a lot more expensive than on Amazon.
I also routinely buy from Magellan, or at least look at their site because they gave good explanations:
I note that their grounded 3-prong Swiss outlet is rounded, just to confuse things.
But, their stuff has always worked for me.