When you plan your trip abroad, you carefully plan out all of the details, both big and small. You arrange transportation to get there and lodging for the duration of your stay, as well as a carefully thought out travel itinerary filled with fun things to do. Before leaving, you probably write a packing list, making sure you have all of the outfit changes you might need and the right footwear. Despite planning all of this, are you truly prepared to go abroad? One detail many travelers forget to plan for is using their electronic devices abroad.
There is a big difference between U.S. electronics and international electronics. The shape of the plug can be different, as well as the voltage and frequency of these outlets. Depending on the country you’re visiting, the solution can be as simple as buying an adaptor or as complicated as adding convertors or transformers into the mix.
If you’re about to travel abroad, continue reading the following infographic to learn more about what you need to do to prepare for your trip. You’ll discover more about how electronics vary from country to country, as well as what you can do to ensure safe use of your U.S. electronic device.