Should I buy adapter plugs or a power strip?

@rowantree (1190)
United States
October 7, 2007 1:38pm CST
We're going to be travelling to the UK in November. I've found that all of my electricals will only need an adapter plug. However, I've got at least four items that will need plugging in (laptop, charging video camera, charging camera battery, and cell phone). Since there probably aren't a whole lot of outlets in our hotel room, should I buy a universal power strip instead? It sounds like such an easier way to deal with the problem but since it sounds so easy, I'm wondering if it will really work. Thanks!
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@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
8 Oct 07
IT really depends how much "juice" each item takes...A power strip will only take so much wattage total...If I'm not mistaken too, you do have to be careful about the voltage difference..here in America I think it usually 120V while in most European countries it's 220V--so you might even have problems with the difference with any/all electricals...even a blow-dryer for instance..so just using a adapter plug may not be the anwser--ask someone in a hardware store..they should know
@pyewacket (44032)
• United States
8 Oct 07
Oh as a ps..from my own experience...and this was such a silly dumb one...One time I got bulbs from the dollar store and didn't pay attention to what the voltage was..I though bulbs were bulbs...so I go to put a new bulb in, and turned the light on...It exploded! I looked at the other bulbs and instead of 120v it was 130v...that little difference made the bulb explode!