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Just a few more days until we board Star Legend and we were wondering if the 110 V  North American electric outlets in the cabins are the 2 or 3 pronged kind. I seem to recall it was 2 but not sure.

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I’m embarrassed that I should know the answer to this but my memory isn’t working today. I tried googling a picture but that failed as well. 

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The old setup was three prong, but only a single one. I brought a cube tap. Any renovation work would certainly be three-prong. I also used the Shuco (Euro ...) outlets for my Apple products, with plug-adaptors, but at 220 volts.

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Any modern device will work fine on the 220 so all you need is the adapter. I bought like 20 from Amazon for very little money as I’m always losing the.  Most things adjust automatically, just plug it in. For some reason hair dryers have a 110/220 switch you need to change. Things like phone/tabled/laptops you can just use the adapter and you’re good to go. 
 

My trick is to bring a small plug in nightlight that’s strong enough to avoid flooding the bed area with light when you need the bathroom in the dark. I plug it into the “shaver” outlet and it provides enough light to do your business. They say shaver since it isn’t meant for things that draw lots if power like a hair dryer. A nightlight is fine. 

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6 hours ago, milepig said:

Any modern device will work fine on the 220 so all you need is the adapter. I bought like 20 from Amazon for very little money as I’m always losing the.  Most things adjust automatically, just plug it in. For some reason hair dryers have a 110/220 switch you need to change. Things like phone/tabled/laptops you can just use the adapter and you’re good to go. 
 

My trick is to bring a small plug in nightlight that’s strong enough to avoid flooding the bed area with light when you need the bathroom in the dark. I plug it into the “shaver” outlet and it provides enough light to do your business. They say shaver since it isn’t meant for things that draw lots if power like a hair dryer. A nightlight is fine. 

 

I also bring a small Euro plug adapter so that we can use both the Euro and US outlets.

 

Electronics devices use a power supply to change line voltage (110 or 220 volts) to the lower voltage (e.g. 5 volts) to supply electronics. It's not a big deal to make a modern power supply efficiently work from both voltage ranges so almost all electronics (e.g. USB power outlets, laptop chargers, camera chargers, etc.) adjust automatically. Things that produce heat take more power and don't use a power supply. A typical hair dryer has wire coils with high resistance that change electrical energy to heat so it can't automatically adapt to using twice the power. A dual voltage hair dryer has two wire coils. In 110 volt mode, the power is applied to one coil for the low setting and two both coils in series for the high setting. When you move the switch to 220 volt mode, the switch changes the connections so the two coils are in series so each coil still has 110 volt drop across it and you only have the high heat setting. 

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