We’re going from 110 to 220–volts that is. We’re going through our electronics looking for dual voltage accommodation, and searching for the appropriate converters for the ones that aren’t. The voltage in Nairobi is 220 (as opposed to 110 as it is in the US), and they use a different kind of plug. Electronics we’ve purchased in the US that do not accommodate both 110 and 220 volts, will not work if we try to plug them in, in Kenya.
Our computers are already dual voltage. Today, I’ll be trading my hairdryer (only 110 vt) with my mother who happens to have one that is dual voltage. We’ll be able to buy electronic items there, but they will be equipped to run on 220 vt and won’t work here in the US.
We’ll be able to purchase plug converters in Kenya. The metal prongs at the end of the plug are different from what we’re used to in the US. The plugs in Kenya look like the ones on the top row in the middle in the picture. It’s the same kind of plug they use in the UK. Everything we want to plug in that we’ll be bringing with us from the US will need a plug converter.