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#1 User is offline   crazy4laptops 

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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:36 PM

I'm back from University and a mini Florida vacation!

But I'm turning right around and going to be studying abroad in Austria starting in February. All of my friends say the experience is going to be amazing!
So I get to enjoy the European time difference, new foods and new cultures too!

Either way, I'm looking forward to the adventure!

Also, my photoblog- http://germany-austria-fun.tumblr.com/
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 05:57 PM

Don't forget about the power differences too. Strange plugs and most likely 220 volts. Adapters are much cheaper here than trying to get them on site. I used to carry a box with my instruments that had three dozen different adapters and a multi winding transformer so I could at least charge my batteries. Now I use a small gelcell and an inverter. That's a full circle, using a battery inverter to charge batteries. Some of the larger ones would run directly off twelve volts but your cables had to be almost like jumper cables. I've never been to the UK, always west, not east. Some countries also use fifty cycles too, not sure about Austria. This can cause some heat problems with the little adapters/wall plugin units but should work okay.
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 06:22 PM

View Postmjd420nova, on 20 December 2012 - 05:57 PM, said:

Don't forget about the power differences too. Strange plugs and most likely 220 volts. Adapters are much cheaper here than trying to get them on site. I used to carry a box with my instruments that had three dozen different adapters and a multi winding transformer so I could at least charge my batteries. Now I use a small gelcell and an inverter. That's a full circle, using a battery inverter to charge batteries. Some of the larger ones would run directly off twelve volts but your cables had to be almost like jumper cables. I've never been to the UK, always west, not east. Some countries also use fifty cycles too, not sure about Austria. This can cause some heat problems with the little adapters/wall plugin units but should work okay.


Yes indeed! 220/50 is what Germany & Austria use and my primary chargers all support 120/240 50/60

So I just need to get some physical adapters and all should be good to go.
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 02:21 PM

Yep. The plug configurations differ as well, athough the voltage may be the same. I know that the plugs in the UK differ than the ones on the Continent. Yeah, keep in mind that there is a 6 hour time difference between here ( EST ) and there.

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Posted 22 December 2012 - 03:49 PM

View Postcrazy4laptops, on 20 December 2012 - 05:36 PM, said:

I'm back from University and a mini Florida vacation!

But I'm turning right around and going to be studying abroad in Austria starting in February. All of my friends say the experience is going to be amazing!
So I get to enjoy the European time difference, new foods and new cultures too!

Either way, I'm looking forward to the adventure!

Also, my photoblog- http://germany-austria-fun.tumblr.com/


that's awesome, have fun! I just started winter break last week & don't go back to school til Jan 28th!
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Posted 23 December 2012 - 03:19 AM

 Congratulations, you Americans should travel a lot to find out that the world is much more than Washington D.C., NYC and  LA. And next winter you may come to Poland, like Krynica-Zdroj or Zakopane, which is called Polish Winter Capital, or our other ski resorts. It's only a few clikcks away in Google. That's yet better food and a new culture and beautiful landscapes, too. Be easy, we have internet, mobiles and wi-fi so you don't have to worry about that.    

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