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Old 02-03-2016, 03:14 AM
 
Location: On the road
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Switzerland and Brazil are on the same electrical outlet system? What the what??
Thailand is the same as the United States. I have no idea why.
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Old 02-03-2016, 07:00 AM
 
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I'm pretty sure that Japan has the same plugs as the States so you wouldn't need converters there at all.
Outlets in Japan do not have a ground. You will need to adapt any plugs with a ground to a standard two-pin plug. Most hotels will have the adapters in the desk drawer in the room.

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2225.html

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Old 02-03-2016, 11:29 AM
 
Location: Austin
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Actually, it's much more complicated than the picture posted by Mikeyyc. For example, there are at least two more plug formats in most US houses (110v 20amp and 220v). Probably even more. Read this for a hint at the complexities;

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_pow...gs_and_sockets
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Old 02-05-2016, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Outlets in Japan do not have a ground. You will need to adapt any plugs with a ground to a standard two-pin plug. Most hotels will have the adapters in the desk drawer in the room.

Electricity in Japan
I experienced this both in Tokyo and Hong Kong as well.
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Old 02-05-2016, 08:55 PM
 
Location: Hong Kong / Vienna
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HK is using UK-style plugs. Never stayed at a hotel here so I can't tell if they have US outlets (I doubt it), but you can buy adapters for 10HKD (~1,20USD) at local shops.
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