- There are two important considerations when evaluating international voltage compatibility: physical shape and voltage.
- To determine if the physical shape of your plug works for your destination, please refer to the reference chart above. If your plug does not fit, you will need a physical adapter for your electronics. Some of our hotels may have a limited number of adapters for loan, but if you have any critical electronics, it will be a good idea to prepare adapters advance.
- The other important criteria is to ensure your devices can handle the different voltages of each country. For instance, China's standard voltage of 220V is far higher than the North American 110V standard.
- Many modern electronics can handle a range of voltages, but it is still important to check each device to be safe. In case your device cannot handle higher voltages, a transformer can help reduce the voltage to a compatible level. Transformers are not widely available overseas and must be bought before departure. They can be found in most local electronics shops or online.