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Electricity/ Plug / power question for kenya...

Old May 31st 2007, 1:12 pm
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The_niner_nation
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I havn't yet managed to get a single straight answer from any travel agent
( including my own safari organiser!) about what sort of electrical plug
system Kenya has...

Somone said that it's the same as the UK, but wern't sure.

Would I need an adaptor to plug /charge my equipment for kenya or would I be
able to plug it into the wall directly *without* the need of a travel
adaptor?

All help gratefully appreciated!!!
 
Old May 31st 2007, 3:43 pm
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Gerald Oliver Swift
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On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 02:12:56 +0100, the_niner_nation wrote:

> I havn't yet managed to get a single straight answer from any travel agent
> ( including my own safari organiser!) about what sort of electrical plug
> system Kenya has...
>
> Somone said that it's the same as the UK, but wern't sure.
It is. See http://kropla.com/electric2.htm
>
> Would I need an adaptor to plug /charge my equipment for kenya or would I be
> able to plug it into the wall directly *without* the need of a travel
> adaptor?
>
> All help gratefully appreciated!!!

Regards
Gerry
 
Old May 31st 2007, 7:05 pm
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Pat Anderson
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In message <[email protected]>, Gerald Oliver
Swift <[email protected]> writes
>On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 02:12:56 +0100, the_niner_nation wrote:
>
>> I havn't yet managed to get a single straight answer from any travel agent
>> ( including my own safari organiser!) about what sort of electrical plug
>> system Kenya has...
>>
>> Somone said that it's the same as the UK, but wern't sure.
>It is. See http://kropla.com/electric2.htm
>>
>> Would I need an adaptor to plug /charge my equipment for kenya or would I be
>> able to plug it into the wall directly *without* the need of a travel
>> adaptor?
>>
>> All help gratefully appreciated!!!
>
>Regards
>Gerry
I lived in Kenya and we used the same three pin plug as Britain in
our house, in hotels, but staying with a friend in Nairobi in an older
house I needed an adapter for, say, a hairdryer, they had a two pin
system. I`d say take an adapter with you but generally you will find a
system the same as Britain. Just checked Rough Guide and I`m correct...
220-240 volts, three square pins!
Pat.
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Pat Anderson
 
Old Jun 2nd 2007, 11:02 pm
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werchota
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Hi!

My parents live in Kenia. You will be fine with the british-plug-
system. Even in houses where there are two pin systems, there often
are adaptors. If not, you can buy one at every street corner for far
less money, than such an adaptor would cost you back home.
 
Old Jun 3rd 2007, 9:28 am
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Pat Anderson
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In message <[email protected] om>,
[email protected] writes
>Hi!
>
>My parents live in Kenia. You will be fine with the british-plug-
>system. Even in houses where there are two pin systems, there often
>are adaptors. If not, you can buy one at every street corner for far
>less money, than such an adaptor would cost you back home.
>
Adapters are not expensive in Britain! Tell me, why do you call
Kenya "Kenia?
Pat.
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Pat Anderson
 
Old Jun 3rd 2007, 7:02 pm
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Marc Lurie
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Pat, I'm guessing that the poster is probably German speaking.

On Sun, 3 Jun 2007 22:28:36 +0100, Pat Anderson
<[email protected]> wrote:

Tell me, why do you call
>Kenya "Kenia?
>Pat.
 
Old Jun 4th 2007, 9:25 am
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Pat Anderson
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In message <[email protected]>, Marc Lurie
<[email protected]> writes
>Pat, I'm guessing that the poster is probably German speaking.
>
>On Sun, 3 Jun 2007 22:28:36 +0100, Pat Anderson
><[email protected]> wrote:
>
> Tell me, why do you call
>>Kenya "Kenia?
>>Pat.
Hi Marc,
I guessed that, just testing! Hope all OK with you down there.
No doubt you know Hans Georg Michna from this group, he`s gone on his
annual safari to Kenya for a month, strangely enough he was in Kenya
during our years there, from 1979--- 87, but we never met there.
Pat.
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Pat Anderson
 
Old Jun 11th 2007, 4:53 am
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safarihenry
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On 1 Jun, 04:43, Gerald Oliver Swift <[email protected]> wrote:
> On Fri, 1 Jun 2007 02:12:56 +0100, the_niner_nation wrote:
> > I havn't yet managed to get a single straight answer from any travel agent
> > ( including my ownsafariorganiser!) about what sort of electrical plug
> > system Kenya has...
>
> > Somone said that it's the same as the UK, but wern't sure.
>
> It is. Seehttp://kropla.com/electric2.htm
>
>
>
> > Would I need an adaptor to plug /charge my equipment for kenya or would I be
> > able to plug it into the wall directly *without* the need of a travel
> > adaptor?
>
> > All help gratefully appreciated!!!
>
> Regards
> Gerry

Hi there the UK 'square pin' plug is what you need. Most hotels have
two pin socklets too.

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