UK adapter converter for Switzerland

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Aug 12, 2017 - 8:55 PM


We realized after reaching here that travel adaptor which works in rest of europe doesnt work in switzerland. Now cant charge mobile . Tried to go to few shops but couldnt find. We are v close to zurich HB and catch trains from there. In zurich HB will i be able to get as tomorrow is sunday and most shops are closed.

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Aug 13, 2017 - 4:07 AM in reply to beenaeem

Hi beenaeem,

If you are charging your phone with a USB cable, and the TV in your hotel room has a USB port, you could use that.

You can also buy plug-in USB ports with Swiss prongs (photo attached).

As you already have a round two-prong adaptor that is commonly used in Europe, you can also buy an adaptor that you can use with it piggy-back fashion to fit the hexagonal Swiss power points (photo attached showing both ends of adaptor).

The InterDiscount store in the lower level shopping area of Zürich Hauptbahnhof (Zürich main station) sells both adaptors. They are open on Sunday from 9am to 8pm.


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Aug 13, 2017 - 6:25 AM

Hi Beenaeem, you can also take help from your hotel reception. Sometimes they provide you the required adopter. We also had the same issue in Interlaken , but our hotel reception was kind enough to provide us with an adopter for 3 days during our stay.

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