We will have an iPad and digital cameras. We'll want to charge them. What kind of electric plug do they use in Switzerland? We should be prepared with some kind of converter, and would like to know, what kind?
I'm currently studying in Belgium, luckily most of Europe uses the same plug system: "2 prong"
I have a converter that looks similar to this, and covers all of my electrical needs
Most likely you'll need only a plug adapter. Most of the recent gadgets have a place where you can switch the appliance itself between the 110 and 220 voltages. You'll want to check both your iPad and your digital cameras for these. If not, you'll need both an adapter AND a converter. The adapter plug that you'll need is the European plug for the continent, which is two round prongs. (The UK plug looks closer to our three-prong plugs.)
With volt converters, you really do get what you pay for. http://www.microsoftstore.com/store/msstore/en_US/pd/productID.216506300?WT.mc_id=mercent&mr:trackingCode=EAA47909-25EF-DE11-BAE3-0019B9C043EB&mr:referralID=NA This is a good mid-range one. It's small, efficient, but still at a decent price.
Hanks to all. We think we have it covered.
Speaking of plugs, I found this excellent website:
Select the country where you're from and the country where you're going. It gives you all the information you need about electrical systems and plugs, with a comparison between the two countries. Quick and easy ;-)
Enjoy your trip to Switzerland!
Europe doesn't have all the same plugs. Just think of the Uk, Italy or France.
Anyway, Switzerland have typical European plugs but a bit smaller it works on some of the standard adaptator, but not all of them.