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Old 02-21-2009, 08:28 PM
 
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Hello Canadian residents and enthusiasts, especially those in Montreal. We will be visiting Montreal for a month or so this Spring. Does Montreal use 110 wiring, or 220 as is used in some parts of Europe? Mostly asking for the use of our laptop while there.

Thanks for any info you can provide! Merci!
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:30 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Montreal uses 110 volts just like the rest of North America.

Have fun in Montreal, it's a great city!
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:35 PM
 
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Thanks, Robynator. Fast response!

- Zeno44
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Sunshine Coast, BC
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Your laptop AC power unit should be dual. Both mine are. Just get a plug adapter to fit into the North American power outlets. Same for any battery charger you have, like for your camera.
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Old 02-21-2009, 08:47 PM
 
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OK, cool. Thanks, Vichel!
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Old 02-23-2009, 08:19 PM
 
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Bonjour Zeno,

What is your purposs for coming to Montreal for a month ? Simple visit/tourism ?

Whatever the reason you should like it especiallly in the spring.....it may not be as beautiful as in the mid-summer but it is very interesting.

Where will you be staying ?

Bienvenue à Montréal......
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:00 PM
 
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Perhaps the Direct Message system is a more appropriate method of pursuing personal inquiries.
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Old 02-23-2009, 09:57 PM
 
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Montreal uses 110 volts just like the rest of North America.

Have fun in Montreal, it's a great city!

The USA also uses 220 V AC, it is very common for electric water heaters, home heating systems, machinery and electric clothes dryers. I would think that 220 would also be used in Canada too ?? 110 V would be what is found in hotels etc for use by guests I suppose.
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Old 02-23-2009, 10:18 PM
 
Location: Vancouver, BC
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Yeah, Canada also uses 220 V for electric water heaters, washing machines, and industrial type thingamabobs, but let's be real I doubt the average tourist is planning to come to Canada with intents of hooking up industrial-grade machinery. Even the average Canadian doesn't use those 220 volt sockets too often in a lifetime unless they were moving houses and installing a new machine. The average tourist is concerned with the common wall sockets where people plug in their TV's, their laptops, their microwaves, their hairdryers, their electric toothbrushes, their nightlights, their lamps, their computers, etc - that's what's 110 V. Canada, the USA, and Mexico are identical as far as electricity goes.

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Old 02-24-2009, 12:14 PM
 
Location: Hougary, Texberta
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But don't forget to bring the elk steaks to feed the dogs, so that when they run on the treadmill to create electricity.

Where do you get the dogs? From your sled of course.

It was so much easier when we lived in that igloo last August....
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