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This grounded adaptor plug enables your appliance's plug configuration to fit into Albanian electrical power outlets.

Grounded adapter plugs allow electrical connections from 100 volts to 240 volts. An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter) unless your appliance is dual voltage. Grounded adapter plugs maintain the ground from the electrical outlet to your appliance.

Our customers find it handy to have multiple adaptors while traveling - either to run several appliances simultaneously or simply as a backup.

The following adapter is used in Albania:
B-Type Adapter $4.25

The following grounded adapter is also used in Albania:
GUB-Grounded B-Type $8.25

Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.

Albania operates on 220 volt electricity and is generated at 50Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. United States 110-120 volt electricity is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. This difference in cycles may cause the motor in your 60Hz United States appliance to operate slightly slower when used on 50Hz foreign electricity. Most modern electronic equipment including battery chargers, computers, iPods, tablets etc., will not be affected by the difference in cycle.

Computers and Apple Products

If you are traveling overseas with a Toshiba, HP, Acer, Lenovo laptop or Apple device such as an iPad, chances are you won’t need a voltage converter. Most laptops are multi-voltage and will operate on voltages ranging from 100 to 240 volts. However, computers do need to make safe connections to foreign power systems and a surge protector is recommended and you will still need an adapter to use your plug.

About Albania

Geography

Albania is located in Southeastern Europe, bordering the Adriatic Sea and Ionian Sea, between Greece in the south and Montenegro and Kosovo to the north. Its area is slightly smaller than Maryland. The climate is mild temperate; cool, cloudy, wet winters; hot, clear, dry summers; interior is cooler and wetter. Albania’s terrain is mostly mountains and hills; small plains along coast.

Currency

Albania’s currency is the Lekë (ALL). Only larger hotels accept credit cards, but there are ATMs located in most towns and cities. You will find that you will mostly need to carry cash so plan accordingly. The euro and US Dollar are the most popular foreign currencies. You will be able to exchange money not only at banks, but from currency street markets located in front of banks and post offices.

Staying Connected

Albania has a low amount of fixed telephone lines at 10 fixed lines per 100 people; mobile-cellular use is widespread at 130 mobile phones per 100 people. When travelling to Albania you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Albania SIM card. You can also contact your mobile service provider to set up an international calling plan. You will need an adapter to charge your phone. Most cell phone battery rechargers should be multi-voltage, therefore will not require a converter. If the charger says 100-240 volts, 50-60 cycles then your charger in multi-voltage. Dialing to Albania dial US exit code 011 + Albania country code 355. To dial out of Albania

Albania has over 15,000 internet hosts and 1.3 million internet users. Internet access is available in most large hotels and in internet cafes throughout the country. Wi-Fi is sometimes available. When travelling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.

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