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What electrical goods can I bring from the States, and how can I use them?

If you're lucky, all of your devices will have a label stating what electrical conditions they work under. Your big care is voltage. (I can't speak so much to frequency.) Here are a few real labels ...
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Where in Amsterdam can I dispose of unused/malfunctioning electrical appliances?

From the handy iAmsterdam site Amsterdam Centre District refuse collection Bulky waste Either take bulky refuse to a waste collection point (in Dutch) or telephone 020 256 3555 to ...
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At what shops can I return an old TV that I intend to throw away in Japan?

It is possible to bring a TV (and probably similar larger electronic devices) to electronics chains (e.g. Edi-On) for recycling. The only questions I was asked at the counter was whether I had a point ...
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Are there power socket adapters from H to E/F which carry grounding?

One option I'm trying to avoid, but which should work, is: Take a type-F extension chord. Cut the male side (i.e. the plug end of it). Tool: Heavy wire cutter. Open up the cable somewhat. Tool: ...
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What options do I have to use my European desktop PC in Japan?

Most PC power supplies nowadays can take a wide range of voltages, without the need for a manual switch. For example, the HP Z420 workstation cites an operating voltage range of 90–269 VAC, and a ...
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What options do I have to use my European desktop PC in Japan?

You have two options: Use your PC as is with an external 110-to-220V transformer. Straightforward, but make sure the transformer's wattage is sufficient for your PC and that it's a high-quality ...
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Does Dutch apartment electrical infrastructure support power-line communications?

Yes, you use them without any problem. Some of them want an earthed/grounded plug to reach maximum speed, but without that they still work (though slower). As for personal experience: I used a ...
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Sending a RAM kit (electronic device) that was bought in the US to the EU, any special customs/papers?

You will have to pay VAT, which amount is 20% of the product value. The transporter might add a 'custom processing' fee. There does not seem to be special custom tariff for RAM (see https://trade.ec....
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What electrical goods can I bring from the States, and how can I use them?

Just the "why": Some equipment uses the voltage supplied directly, like a light bulb, washing machine, lawn mower. To run properly, you need Watts. And Watt = Volt times Ampere. To get the same number ...
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Using a travel adapter long term

Electrical wiring in a typical UK home is different from Continental Europe. Electrical outlets (sockets) are on a ring final circuit and normally rated at 13 A each. Instead of fuses for individual ...
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Are there power socket adapters from H to E/F which carry grounding?

I recently purchased several from Dinic. I've purchased from the same firm before for other adapters, so I have a small collection now, and they're all quite sturdy with excellent tolerances, and yes, ...
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Are there power socket adapters from H to E/F which carry grounding?

They certainly do exist, try googling "israel schuko adapter" for example. That gives me something like this Skross 1.500216 (just a random pick for illustration, no recommendation implied), which ...
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