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  Post #1 (permalink)   12-06-2008, 11:33 PM
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In February I'm set to emigrate for the second time. Another 5000 or so miles, back to where I started out life in my parents home till I can get my own

The move is good, and well needed, but I have some concerns about my electrical goods (as well as other things of course). How well will they work on a voltage converter? I'll be taking laptop, external hard drive, wireless router and a 3-in-1 printer.

Other than that, if anyone has any suggestions on how to make this easy on a three year old kid and her mother, they would be well appreciated!

  Post #2 (permalink)   12-08-2008, 06:30 AM
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I have been moved around a lot before from the US to Europe/Africa and always had my laptop(s) in arms reach. depending on your laptop model the power supply should be compatible with a 110/220 voltage.

All that I required was a power cord.
As for the router I just got one here and did'nt bother taking it with me
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  Post #3 (permalink)   12-08-2008, 02:39 PM
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Yes, your laptop might be able to do both voltage. Make sure to check before attempting to plug it in though

As far as those voltage converters, used several of them in the past. Have had no problems with using any of my electrical equipment.

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  Post #4 (permalink)   12-08-2008, 04:51 PM
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I only moved once in my life so far: from Moscow to Montreal. At the time I just turned 18, but I didn't have any electrical gadgets to worry about.

  Post #5 (permalink)   12-08-2008, 05:14 PM
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I think with a converter there should be no problems.
I was in China for a couple of months last year and was able to use my laptop everywhere with the converter.
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  Post #6 (permalink)   12-10-2008, 01:31 AM
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The laptop has the correct range of voltages I believe, it is rated correctly. The router and the printer are not, but the converter plug comes in a pack with a voltage regulator so I figure I may as well go the whole hog!

Now, am I better running my laptop through a voltage regulator just to moderate the strain on it, or will it really be just fine?

  Post #7 (permalink)   12-11-2008, 11:28 AM
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Your laptop will be perfectly fine as long as it supports both voltages.
Out of curiosity, where are you immigrating to/from?

  Post #8 (permalink)   12-11-2008, 07:18 PM
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I moved from Dublin Ireland in 1989 to California USA. In May 2008 this year, I moved from California to Omaha Nebraska.

Moving between countries with different voltages shouldn't be a problem. Moving accross the country is no big deal either (cost of living is different but everything else is the same).

I've traveled and lived in a number of countries over the years with sometimes little more going with me other than a notebook and a suitcase of clothes.

As for limiting the impact on your family during the move, there's not much that can be done on that really It's going to be a culture impact no matter where you go.
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  Post #9 (permalink)   12-12-2008, 12:37 AM
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I'm moving from PA, USA, to the middle of England. Reverse culture shock is a possiblity for me as I've been gone for five years, and my daughter is so young that I hope it won't be too bad. She basically lives a British life here anyway as far as her eating, talking, and everything else is. The time difference will be the hardest thing to deal with!

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