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11th November, 2011
Are surge protectors recommended in Southeast Asia for iPhone charging?
#1 Posted: 11/11/2011 - 21:13
14th August, 2011
this is kinda the same thing im wondering about,but im bringing my laptop instead. Im coming from The US and wondering if I should bring my big bulky surge protrector or if they make some sorta of travel surge protector
FYI,ill be visting Thailand and Cambodia
#2 Posted: 12/11/2011 - 02:28
I was told that for things like phones and laptops an adapter was enough, hair dryers and irons are another story. That's what I used last time for my battery charger.
#3 Posted: 12/11/2011 - 02:38
31st December, 2007
Location New Zealand
Total reviews: 20
At least 107
I wouldn't bother. It would be just one more thing to carry around, and I'm sure you will have enough stuff to lug around already!
#4 Posted: 12/11/2011 - 03:25
17th December, 2009
surge protectors are not really necessary. Yes you do get sometimes power surges but it's not that often and I assume that you're not "plugged-in" all the time.
The transformers (that change voltage and amps) inside the chargers do provide protection from surges but at the cost of the transformer if a surge occurs. If the transformer/charger breaks you may have to buy a new one but that certainly beats buying a new laptop or iPhone.
If you need your appliance for work I would advice to bring a protector. Otherwise, I'd say just take the small risk and worst case scenario would be that you have to buy a new charger/adapter. Make sure you write down the specs of the chargers/transformers so it will be easier to shop around if you need to buy on.
#5 Posted: 12/11/2011 - 03:26
7th January, 2010
I wouldn't bring a surge protector along. Surge protectors protect against spikes and transients caused by lightning strikes. Just avoid charging during a lightning storm and you can avoid many problems. Surge protectors usually do not protect against over and under voltages.
#6 Posted: 12/11/2011 - 06:37
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