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Hi to all,
We are moving to Basel at the end of September from the US. We are not sure about our kitchen appliances. Does anybody know if we can plug in the electronics stuff ( TV, Mixer, etc) over there? I am aware about the difference in watts between the US and Europe
I'd appreciate any kind of help
Cheers!
George.
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Hi to all,
We are moving to Basel at the end of September from the US. We are not sure about our kitchen appliances. Does anybody know if we can plug in the electronics stuff ( TV, Mixer, etc) over there? I am aware about the difference in watts between the US and Europe
I'd appreciate any kind of help
Cheers!
George.

I wouldn't bring any of the mentioned items here. They are all available and cheap. If you bring them, you must also bring transformers and always use them.
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I second that from the above poster. It is best to just
buy the things here.
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Re: Electronics

The difference is Voltage.

US - 110Volts 60 Hz
Europe - 240Volts 50Hz.

In the US, you can buy some applicances that use 240Volts. This is often kitchen appliances. Someone posted in another thread a place in the US that sells 240Volt appliances at a lower price than you can buy them here.

Plus many things have power supplies designed for both voltages (auto sensing) like:

Phone chargers, camera chargers, laptops etc... (but obviously double check first).

PS3 also has a dual voltage power supply. So pick up a nice new Slim one (at least the Fat PS3 was dual voltage as I have a US one which unfortunately has a duff BD Drive ).

If it won't work with 240Volts, then leave it behind. You can get step-down transformers but unless this is something you can't live without/replace then not worth it.
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