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Basic Electronics Questions for Newbies

Hi, my family and I will be moving to Basel w/in the next few months. Any advice on what electronics, if any, we should ship over. Is it worth bringing our flatscreen tv, computers, and smaller items, such as blenders, hairdryers, etc? Do adapters work for these electronics/appliances?
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Re: Basic Electronics Questions for Newbies

It's been years and years since I used a hair dryer but I recall the little ones at least were often switchable 120/240. Small electronics that use transformers (wall warts) are more and more auto-switching and capable to run on essentially any house current in the world- check yours to see if they say something like "100-240v". For the TV I would say leave it, more because of PAL/ NTSC issues (U.S. is NTSC, here is PAL format), but a friend of mine just moved back to the states and took his Swiss TV with him and it works fine there. Some TV geek will chime in with better info there.

Kitchen stuff can be run on a transformer, but a good transformer that can run blenders and mixers properly can cost several hundred dollars; there are cheap ones out there but having looked at some I wouldn't trust them, certainly not to be left plugged in. Honestly easier to sell off what you have and buy new or used here, unless you know you are coming for a short duration and want to hang on to it to take back.
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Re: Basic Electronics Questions for Newbies

Some hints:

Appliances - what to bring from US

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