Plug type in Switzerland for iphone etc.

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rluds
rluds
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Jul 7, 2019 - 8:17 PM

Hi I'm visiting switzerland soon and am confused as to what kind of adapter to buy for my iphone?. I am coming from united states. I also was wondering if anyone knows what kind of adapter I would need for Italy. I am staying near lake como

thank you very much

rluds

1960man
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Jul 7, 2019 - 10:23 PM in reply to rluds

adapter to do what - plug into the wall?

pvonk
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Jul 7, 2019 - 10:42 PM in reply to rluds

Go to Amazon and search for converter for Switzerland. The ones for the country are different from all others. There have been posts about this and some folks say you can also use the European type but these may not work everywhere in Switzerland. I have used the “Swiss” converters and never had a problem. There are converters at Amazon (and hence elsewhere on the web) that include USB as well as the US 3 prong plug. Here’s one.

www.amazon.com/Ceptics -CTU-11A-Switzerland-Travel-Adapter/dp/B01MYBLO5E/ ref=mp_s_a_1_4?keywords=swiss+convert er+plug&qid=1562539362 &s=gateway&sprefix=swi ss+converter&sr=8-4

rluds
rluds
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Jul 7, 2019 - 10:59 PM in reply to 1960man

yes a plug for a wall

rluds
rluds
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Jul 7, 2019 - 11:00 PM in reply to pvonk

thank you pvonk, i will check it out

rluds
rluds
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Jul 7, 2019 - 11:02 PM

looks like switzerland is type J plug and italy must fall into the catagory of C plug

1960man
1960man
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Jul 7, 2019 - 11:04 PM

Just get a multiway adapter and you will have no problems. I bought a new one recently for a trip in the 'opposite direction' as we are going to US/Canada this summer

The one I have is similar to this:

www.amazon.com/dp/B007 SAOI9E/ref=sspa_dk_det ail_6?psc=1&pd_rd_i=B007SAOI 9E&pd_rd_w=w0MQR&pf_rd _p=8a8f3917-7900-4ce8-ad90-adf0d53c0985&pd_rd_wg= gAU4K&pf_rd_r=6XVATJB4 WB1EQ366DF49&pd_rd_r=a cb78070-a10b-11e9-9824-5d2cb66f5e0a

pvonk
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Jul 8, 2019 - 1:29 AM in reply to 1960man

I wonder about the multi-way adapter. The Amazon site doesn’t mention type J for Switzerland in the description for this adapter.

Last modified on Jul 8, 2019 - 1:30 AM by pvonk
Lovetoteach
Lovetoteach
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Jul 8, 2019 - 3:36 AM

I am in Switzerland right now and visiting from USA. I bought type J adapter from amazon and it works here.

Steph
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Jul 8, 2019 - 4:00 AM in reply to rluds

Hello Rluds,

You will find very helpful input in below threads, including some very technical data and recommendations of other members.
- www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/universal-plug-adaptor-for-switzerland
- www.myswissalps.com/fo rum/topic/power-adaptors-fo-switzerland

And: www.myswissalps.com/ab outswitzerland/practic al/swissoutlet

Best,
Steph

Last modified on Jul 8, 2019 - 11:48 AM by Arno
rluds
rluds
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Jul 8, 2019 - 11:26 AM

ok on the plug in switzerland, now does anyone know what type of plug for italy?

Steph
Steph
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Jul 9, 2019 - 9:54 AM in reply to rluds

Hello Rluds,

Unfortunately I don't know, as I always just travel with an international adaptor and the forum is mainly focussed on Switzerland.

Maybe other travellers have more input to share.

Best,
Steph

Lana1231012
Lana1231012
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Jul 9, 2019 - 3:48 PM in reply to rluds

Hello rluds,

you need type L for Italy ( or you can use international adaptor for Southern Europe .

Best,

Lana

rluds
rluds
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Jul 10, 2019 - 12:27 AM in reply to Lana1231012

thank you Lana

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