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Wall Socket ... India to Switzerland

Hello

I have recently come to swiss, and while I came, I got some of my electronic equipment, like my favorite hand blender mixer, hair dryer etc.

I was told, that I will have to find a way to make them work in Swiss, due to the socket layout is so different from India. In the US, it is easier to find such converters, however, I have had a real tough time trying to find a converter here in Swiss.

I have been to Migros, Interdiscount and few other places (sorry, not good with Swiss names, have a lot to remember since a month)

Even to the local place in a small alley near to the Bern Bahnhof. However, I couldnt find any. I have tried to find universal adapter as well as IN->CH, but no luck.

I tried to even find it online, it cost about 9$ however, shipping charges are 129 $ so it doesn't seem to be nice convo to have while convincing my husband to get me 1

Is there any other place, one can kindly suggest. It would be really helpful.

Thanks
Hol
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Old 15.03.2012, 22:42
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ebay sells them. super cheap.
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Re: Wall Socket ... India to Switzerland

You will find various adaptor models at the outdoor shop TRANSA. You can find them under www.transa.ch or have a look at the TRANSA shops in Basel, Bern, Lucerne, St. Gallen or Winterthur. I'm sure you will find the correct adaptor! Good luck!
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Re: Wall Socket ... India to Switzerland

Hi,
In interdiscount or Manor you can find Swiss travel adapter or alternatively try at Jumbo, Hornbach, Do-it migros as they seem to have the adapters.

Check this link for swiss travel adapters and they are compatible with Indian plugs.
http://simplyswiss.typepad.com/simpl...travel_pr.html
http://www.skross.com/
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Re: Wall Socket ... India to Switzerland

My indian mixie works with the one i got from migros...and the same one works for the lamp i got from france...fancy that..
Looks exactly like the white one in last pic in the thread "power adapter for flat us device"
Sorry i cud not put the link here...dont know how to..

Btw i love the movie too..
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My indian mixie works with the one i got from migros...and the same one works for the lamp i got from france...fancy that..
Looks exactly like the white one in last pic in the thread "power adapter for flat us device"
Sorry i cud not put the link here...dont know how to..

Btw i love the movie too..
I guess you are talking about this...Here is the thread link
Power adapter for "flat" US device
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Re: Wall Socket ... India to Switzerland

What you need is something like this
http://wcs.minibarebones.de/Reiseste...6j7633kajmo524

Heck you can even pick one up from Ricardo

http://www.ricardo.ch/kaufen/handwer...v/an663480754/

Search for "Weltreiseadapter auf Schweiz-Stecker"

P.s. you can say thank you by inviting me home for some Indian food

B.t.w. Google is my friend
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Re: Wall Socket ... India to Switzerland

Look, buy a power strip at home, cut off the plug, wire in a Swiss plug, done.

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You will find various adaptor models at the outdoor shop TRANSA. You can find them under www.transa.ch or have a look at the TRANSA shops in Basel, Bern, Lucerne, St. Gallen or Winterthur. I'm sure you will find the correct adaptor! Good luck!
Thanks a lot, I will surely take a look at it
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Hi,
In interdiscount or Manor you can find Swiss travel adapter or alternatively try at Jumbo, Hornbach, Do-it migros as they seem to have the adapters.

Check this link for swiss travel adapters and they are compatible with Indian plugs.
I have tried Manor, Do it Migros and Interdiscount and the travel adapter there. However, havent checked Jumbo, Hornbach. Thanks a lot

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My indian mixie works with the one i got from migros...and the same one works for the lamp i got from france...fancy that..
Looks exactly like the white one in last pic in the thread "power adapter for flat us device"
Sorry i cud not put the link here...dont know how to..

Btw i love the movie too..
Hmm surprising, coz the pins of the equipment I have are bit fatter :P for the ones from the Migros. May be I will have another look, thanks
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What you need is something like this
http://wcs.minibarebones.de/Reiseste...6j7633kajmo524

Heck you can even pick one up from Ricardo

http://www.ricardo.ch/kaufen/handwer...v/an663480754/

Search for "Weltreiseadapter auf Schweiz-Stecker"

P.s. you can say thank you by inviting me home for some Indian food

B.t.w. Google is my friend
Thanks is a great info, thanks a lot.

Indian food once my equipment starts working, I can make something for all of you


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Look, buy a power strip at home, cut off the plug, wire in a Swiss plug, done.

Tom


Thanks is just scary, I would however, run it by my macho . M sure he will pounce on such action
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Re: Wall Socket ... India to Switzerland

the power plugs from India are fat and round (BS 546), and the earthing pin is even fatter than the live and neutral pins... the universal adapters available, usually cater to UK (BS 1363) pin style, i.e. the flat ones... as far as my experience goes, it was easier to find the adapters back home before flying out, rather than here... here the only place I found the adapters for the Indian plug were at the airport travel accessory shops, and as expected they did cost almost 60-90... a similar thing in India would cost lesser than 20...

but seriously, the sheer variety!
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Hello

I have recently come to swiss, and while I came, I got some of my electronic equipment, like my favorite hand blender mixer, hair dryer etc.

I was told, that I will have to find a way to make them work in Swiss, due to the socket layout is so different from India. In the US, it is easier to find such converters, however, I have had a real tough time trying to find a converter here in Swiss.

I have been to Migros, Interdiscount and few other places (sorry, not good with Swiss names, have a lot to remember since a month)

Even to the local place in a small alley near to the Bern Bahnhof. However, I couldnt find any. I have tried to find universal adapter as well as IN->CH, but no luck.

I tried to even find it online, it cost about 9$ however, shipping charges are 129 $ so it doesn't seem to be nice convo to have while convincing my husband to get me 1

Is there any other place, one can kindly suggest. It would be really helpful.

Thanks
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THERE IS NO SUCH BLOODY COUNTRY AS SWISS!!!
It's Switzerland, la Suisse, die Schweiz (forgooten the Italian, never knew the Romansch term).
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You buy Swiss plugs from a shop in Switzerland. You cut off your Indian plugs you bought in India. You wire the Swiss plug onto the equipment cable, the middle pin is the earth connection.
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You buy Swiss plugs from a shop in Switzerland. You cut off your Indian plugs you bought in India. You wire the Swiss plug onto the equipment cable, the middle pin is the earth connection.
Isn't that a repeat of what I said?

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THERE IS NO SUCH BLOODY COUNTRY AS SWISS!!!
It's Switzerland, la Suisse, die Schweiz (forgooten the Italian, never knew the Romansch term).
I must say you've got a very pleasant way with words

Now take ten deep breaths...
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Look, buy a power strip at home, cut off the plug, wire in a Swiss plug, done.

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Isn't that a repeat of what I said?

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Nearly: but how is he going to buy an Indian power strip "At Home in India" when he lives here?
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I must say you've got a very pleasant way with words

Now take ten deep breaths...
Been one of those days... Don't know why, but calling this country 'Swiss' bugs the hell out of me (silly really). Also the OPed the correct term in the title!

Shall do my best to take ten beers after work - oh, ten deep breaths? OK that'll probaly help too, and I can do that now.

Back to the thread, and we replaced half a dozen euro plugs with Swiss ones, and bought a few adapters for stuff that we did not want to change permanently (6-9 CHF at Media Markyt, seemed to have adaptors for all regions/countries).
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