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    Thinking of buying a power bar rated at 1875 watts at 125 volts to be used on an upcoming trip. As we are travelling with 2 of our adult children, so for the 4 of us we have lots of items to charge, with lots of items to charge with few outlets on the cruise ship.

    The issue is when we get to england it is 220 volts will this power bar be OK at 220 volts bringing the rating down to around 937.5 watts?? All items to be charged are rated 100 - 250 volts.

    In England I would need an adapter to as the outlet slots are different.
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    Another thought would any built in surge protection take the power out if over 125 volts?
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    I would get one without the surge protection and definitely no "filtering". Those devices may burn up if run on a 220V source when intended for a 120V source (the voltage peaks of the 220V waveform are most likely over the clamping threshold of the surge devices, so they will get trying to shunt the surge and burn up). None of the devices in it will be rated for 220V to ground, which is what you'll have in the UK. While not rated for it, they will probably be OK. I'd be extremely careful to not make a mistake about what you're plugging in, as if you choose something that will only tolerate 120V, it will be toast at 220V.

    The watt rating of the bar is mostly irrelevant -- its the amps that matter. I think UK plugs have a fuse in the cord cap. Even if it has a 10A fuse in that cap, I think the power strip won't mind. I think you'd be hard pressed to pull more than 5 amps through this strip unless you're running computers instead of just charging things.
    Mark
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    You know how hard it is to find a basic power bar with no surge protection! Finally did find a small 6 outlet one with a breaker and no surge protection, also obtained several plug adapters [bought online] and a couple 3 outlet 15 amp with no surge protection and no breaker on it.
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