plugs washing and power

As Turkey is a muslim country, you might notice the  lack of any plugs in the sinks, They believe in washing in running water, so if you want a wash in the sink take your own plug cos there arent any, and if you like a bath, tough none of the hotels have baths either.

For power

Turkey operates on 220 volts, 50 Hz, with round-prong European-style plugs that fit into recessed wall sockets /points.

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you  can pick these adapters up in travel shops  or as i do  go to your local pound shop  and pic them up.I usually   have 3 or 4 with me and a small lightweight extension lead. This is handy for the ladies as sometimes  there is not a socket near the mirror for when your using your hair straighteners.

Check your appliances before leaving home to see what you’ll need to plug in when you travel in Turkey.

Many appliances with their own power adapters (such as laptop computers and digital cameras)—can be plugged into either 110-120-volt or 220-240-volt sockets/points and will adapt to the voltage automatically, (but you will need a plug adaptor that can fit into the recessed wall socket/point. Read on.)

Read the technical stuff on your power adapter to see (the power adapter is the little gizmo, usually black and rectangular, that’s in the power line between your laptop or camera and the socket/point.) Look for “INPUT: A.C. 100-240V”.

If it reads that way, it can operate on either 110-125 or 220-240 voltage. If it says something like “INPUT: 100-125V”, then it can’t run on Turkey’s 220-240 volts and you’ll need to bring a transformer (also called a power or voltage converter).

You’ll probably also need a plug adapter that looks like one of those in the photo on the right side of this page.

If you end up landing in Turkey without one you can search out a Turkish electrician’s shop (elektrikçi, eh-lek-TREEK-chee), but how will you charge your appliance until you find an elektrikçi?( i picked up a turkish extension lead and a 3 way adapter very cheap)

Many Turkish hotels have plug adaptors that they lend to guests. That might keep you going until you can find an elektrikçi. (You’ll want to have your own adaptor to carry with you.)

In Altinkum, there are several elektrikçi shops

If you use a 110-125-voltpower strip, be sure it is a power strip (that is, just outlets, without any circuitry) and not a surge protector, which has electronic components. If you plug a 110-125-volt surge protector into a 220-240-volt outlet there will be a pop and a burning smell and your surge protector will have turned to junk.

Electricity in Your Hotel Room

In your hotel room there may be an energy-saving device operated by your room key: you insert the flat card of the room key into a slot, and this activates all the electricity in your room, including lights, fan and television. (See the photo to the right.) The slot is usually on the wall just inside the door of your hotel room.

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The idea is that you will remove the card from the slot when you take your room key with you and leave your room for the day, shutting off all the electricity automatically and thus cutting hotel costs.

But what if you want to charge batteries in your computer, iPod, digital camera or other device while you’re out of your room? The batteries won’t charge if all the electricity is shut off.

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