Aside from differently shaped plugs, there are voltage and frequency issues travelers need to consider. And when the voltage and frequency aren’t right, it can mean more than just a device not working. We’ve heard stories of items like battery chargers for digital cameras, or hairstyling devices being fried by voltage/frequency mismatches. So don’t let your valuable devices get ruined by this same situation.
When traveling internationally for the first time or visiting a location you’ve never been before, travelers are well advised to check up on both the plug types and voltage/frequency levels common in their destinations to plan accordingly and avoid damaging their electronics.
For more information, travelers can check out this handy guide to electricity around the world: http://www.kropla.com/electric2.htm