There are two issues here - one is the shape of the plug (called adapter) - the other is the type of power (many countries have 220, instead of the 120 used in the US). For power, you need a converter, than makes sure your American electrics don't burn out. Luckily, you can usually get both in one gizmo. I recommend taking two if you are also taking your laptop, Ipod, electric toothbrush (some of us oldies have to take careful care of teeth), etc. They are available on the web, just read the specs carefully.