Electric Power Voltage in Prague

Discussion in 'Travel Tips & Advice' started by GuyFullaLove, Jun 17, 2006.

  1. GuyFullaLove

    GuyFullaLove Active Member

    Hello everyone...

    Is Voltage in Prague 110 Volts (like in the USA) or 220 Volts (like in the UK)???

    Thanks folks... :D
  2. eso

    eso Well-Known Member

  3. GuyFullaLove

    GuyFullaLove Active Member

    Thank you Eso...


    1. where do you find a 230V to 110V transformer in Prague? and how much is it?

    2. Do we need an adapter for the US plugs (2 or 3 prong)?

    Thanks again
  4. wer

    wer Well-Known Member

  5. GuyFullaLove

    GuyFullaLove Active Member

    Wer to the rescue again.... Thank you my friend...

    I wanted to do a search.... but I was unable to "see" the search button last night.. probably was late and I was tired...

    Thanks all the same...
  6. Zeisig

    Zeisig Well-Known Member

    Actually the line-to-earth nominal voltage is 230 V eff. (in Europe).

    The abbreviation eff. (= effective) is substantial as the AC has no steady value (unlike the DC).
  7. GuyFullaLove

    GuyFullaLove Active Member

    Thanks Zeisig...

    I kind of figured that out with the oscillation of AC (sinusoidal curves)... and both my Laptop and digital camera power adapters allow 100-240V and 50-60Hz....

    I saw the picture of Czech socket... The question remains is what do I tell Radio Shack or an Electrical Hardware store the specifications of a Czech socket so I can the right US-Czeck adapter.

    Any useful help would be most appreciated...

    Again... Thanks to all... 8)
  8. Zeisig

    Zeisig Well-Known Member

    If your power adapters allow 110-240V (50-60Hz), you need only a plug adapter: http://www.traveloasis.com/wa9grounplug.html

    For heating devices you need either a transformer or a converter.

    The step down transfomer (230V to 110V AC) is more universal as it produces a sinusoidal output, unlike the converter which produces chopped sinusoide.
  9. GuyFullaLove

    GuyFullaLove Active Member

    Now we're talking, Zeisig... I am heading out to Radio Shack to purchase a couple...

    Thanks a MILLION...

    Peace 8)
  10. SFox

    SFox Active Member

    All of my electricals items - palm pilot, camera batter charger, dvd player - worked with a simple adaptor plug. I think I got a set at Target that had common adaptors for overseas countries. It is a common European plug, Radio Shack would probably have it.

  11. GuyFullaLove

    GuyFullaLove Active Member

    Thank you Sharon...

    Actually, interestingly enough, Radio Shack did not have it... Target sounds like a GOOD lead.. but I went to Walmart, and after dedicated pursuit, I find it... where? At luggage section!...

    Thanks for everyone's help... :D
  12. SFox

    SFox Active Member

    Try the luggage or travel section. At Target it was where other travel items (eye masks, locks, etc) were. Also, if you have a travel related store nearby.

    Good luck!
  13. GuyFullaLove

    GuyFullaLove Active Member

    Sharon... Thanks a lot... We both posted the luggage section at the same time... Great minds think alike... :lol:

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