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May. 30th, 2008 | 05:49 pm

After buying an assortment of travel adapters over the years I think I
have finally found the perfect one:
http://www.amazon.com/APC-INPA-Universal-Plug-Adapter/dp/B000BJAQVS

This adapter has worked out really well. The little european prongs
are adjustable so it always fits without pushing (and it fits well
enough to not fall out). It does everything I have ever seen and most
importantly in this regard it does the UK style outlets without being
all big and stuff (aka it packs flat).

Awesome little toy. Well worth the cash.
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especially

from: jimw
date: May. 31st, 2008 01:24 am (UTC)
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it is especially worth the cash when you get it for free from the tech@sun conference....

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Brian "Krow" Aker

Re: especially

from: krow
date: May. 31st, 2008 11:52 am (UTC)
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Yep :)

But how often is any of this conference stuff valuable? This was a score.

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Robbat2

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from: robbat2
date: May. 31st, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
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I used to consider it the same, but then I had a spate of trouble while visiting South Africa (I grew up there). The power adapter for my new laptop really doesn't like not being grounded. Angry noises beyond what a transformer should. Combine with the fact that I've never seen an adapter for South African plugins to North American (or anything else) that includes the ground pin, and you're in trouble.

Additional trouble was that South Africa has two sets of plug styles. The small EU two-pin style, as well a circular variant of the UK 3-pin plugs, that the UK plugs don't fit into the sockets for. If you're somewhere that only has the 3-pin outlets, you need a 3to2 adapter :-(.

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: May. 31st, 2008 11:57 am (UTC)
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I'm not bothering with ground for mine.

So the APC I mentioned did not work in South Africa, or are you talking about a different adapter?

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Robbat2

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from: robbat2
date: May. 31st, 2008 04:26 pm (UTC)
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The APC mentioned only has fittings for the 2-prong South Africa plug, not the 3-prong.

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David Recordon

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from: daveman692
date: May. 31st, 2008 09:17 am (UTC)
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I have a set of these and love them! So small yet they work everywhere.

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Jamz

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from: woggie
date: May. 31st, 2008 02:19 pm (UTC)
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It looks like a Decepticon waiting to happen. :)

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Brian "Krow" Aker

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from: krow
date: May. 31st, 2008 02:49 pm (UTC)
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It is cool like that :)

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