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    hi all.............we are planning on taking all our white goods with us and heard that taking small appliances may not be a good idea can anyone advise?

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    i have heard words like transformers and such can anyone throw any light on what these do and what they look like and how they operate? We were over in November and took just small adaptors with us for things like hairdryer, laptop, camcorder & phone charger and found them fine do i need anything else?

    Sorry for lots of questions on this subject but i am sure you all know how it is.........the list gets longer the more you think about what you need to do and sort out......................

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    Small adaptors are fine but a bit cumbersome on when you have several UK appliances to one socket. We took several 4-gang plugs with surge control with us to NZ, they are still being used now, with an adaptor plug connecting to the house's socket. It saves changing the plugs on every appliance too.

    Have had no problems with UK appliances other than a fan heater which started melting a NZ socket it was plugged into with an adaptor plug.
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    hi cat
    the transformer thing for household goods is if you are coming from the states (or anywhere else that does not use a 230 volt system) from the uk and you wont need them.
    on a slightly different note 110 volt power tools (used for all site work in the uk)
    will still work if you bring them and there transformers,but are not compulsary like the uk ,and there for not very common .
    hope that helps a wee bit

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    thank you both for your responses.........off to buy surge breaker multi sockets tomorrow ............

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