Holidos and don’ts

Plugged in: Photo by rawpixel.com

If I had a euro for every charger I’d left behind… I’d have enough to buy a new charger.

On the off chance that you’re in La Grange in Loudenvielle in the French Pyrenees and you see a Turkish Airlines charger www.turkishairlines.com with two entry points (if that’s the technical expression)…

Perhaps it would have been better had I just headed back to Lourdes and bought some St Anthony trinket and paid him to return it to me safely.

Irish and British chargers

Simple. It’s the one you have already… the one you’re always looking for around the house or the office.

Of course you’re Irish one doesn’t have to have a green lead. Some come with a detachable lead that you can take out of the plug which increases your options. Get one of those as it’ll make your life easier.

It’s a Type G and it is a three-bit though maybe that’s just my word for it, but you know what I mean.

Those Europeans

Two prongs make a right: In Europe

They’ve got two prongs… I’m beginning to get a little nostalgic now about that Turkish Airlines charger.

You can do one of two things. If your charger comes away from your Irish plug well done and you can go for the likes of a PICILOO USB Plug Adaptor, 2-Pack USB Charger 2.1A/5V Dual USB Wall Charger Power Travel Adapter for Phone XS XR X 8/7/6/6S Plus 5S, iPad, Samsung Galaxy S8/S7/S6 Edge, HTC, LG, Moto.

Come again. I found more info than I needed but go to www.amazon.co.uk and you can pick this up for under a tenner sterling.

But if you come attached to a plug… the phone, not you, although sometimes The Scary One thinks I should be… then www.lovehoney.co.uk is selling UK to Europe adaptors for £5.99.

They’re Type C, E and F and they also apply to European Turkey and Asian Turkey (Antalya), Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Egypt and a lot of Northern Africa… though check before you go for regional differences as with chargers just like their politics they don’t always agree.

Make America charge again

Right, this is as easy as A, B (no, not C).

Our good friends at Amazon have again come to our aid here.

You should buy a multiple USB port charger which includes swappable plugs like a 4-port USB travel charger.

Amateurs, like me come with a bag and a couple of those above.

The professionals go for this one below from www.amazon.co.uk at £11.99.

And good news, it is recommended for numerous different countries around the world on a daily basis.

Thank goodness for that… I was beginning to think this was a science test.

And remember look out for my charger if you’re in the French Pyrenees. St Anthony could build a shrine with the amount of cash I’ve put in his charity box over the years.

Published by funtime65

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