Several folks are planning to travel outside the United States this coming summer or fall, and so they need to be aware of the electrical arrangements in those countries. Here in the United States, no problem, everyone uses 110V. But overseas in Europe, South America, or just about any other place except U. S. they have a different voltage. So, what do you do?
You go down to Best Buy or one of those tech stores and ask them for a converter. It converts the voltage they use to the US standard. You would also need an adapter. That is a device that has different plugs than those found in the U. S. One side of the device has the U. S. receptor that will accept your plug, the other side plugs into the electrical socket used in the other country.