[LAD] [ot] Electrical Plugs in Italy

Steven Yi stevenyi at gmail.com
Sun Apr 12 23:35:09 UTC 2009

Hi Fons,

Thank you for your reply!  I will bring my adapter as a backup and
will look to purchase an adapter at the airport or in Milan before
taking the train to Parma. I'm very much looking forward to the

See you all there!

On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 3:35 PM, Fons Adriaensen <fons at kokkinizita.net> wrote:
> On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 03:09:43PM -0700, Steven Yi wrote:
>> Sort of off topic but I was having a hard time figuring this out: will
>> electrical plugs that work other parts of Europe work in Italy as
>> well?  I am thinking the two circular prongs adapter.  I have some
>> adapters for when I was in Poland and Germany, but looking online it
>> seemed like the adapter is slightly different in Italy but wasn't
>> quite sure if the adapter I have will fit.
> Italian power plugs are Italian and hence different from
> those anywhere else in the world. They have three round
> pins in a line, the middle one being the ground. There are
> two sizes, with the higher power ones having larger pins
> and a slightly larger spacing between them. The small
> German or French plugs without a ground connection (i.e.
> the typical wall wart) will fit in an Italian socket.
> At the CdM we'll try to have the more common German ones
> for all 'public' power blocks. If you want to use your PC
> in a hotel room you may have a problem. Some hotels will
> provide the adaptor if you ask for it at the reception.
> It's also on sale at airport shops etc.
> Ciao,
> --
> FA
> Io lo dico sempre: l'Italia è troppo stretta e lunga.
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