For the amusement and edification of the General Publick

Tip: if you ever think to yourself ‘hey, I can save a bunch of money on international plug adapters by just buying one US to UK plug adapter, and plugging a US multi-socket extension cable into it!’…don’t.

Well, if you’re looking for a loud cracking noise, some exciting sparks, and a moderately-sized section of burnt carpet, go ahead. Otherwise…

3 Responses

  1. kitgerrits
    kitgerrits December 17, 2010 at 1:39 am | | Reply

    I always bring an extension cable on vacation for my multitude of battery/phone/laptop/speakers power supplies. The trick is not to put anything that draws a lot of power in there.
    Big Stuff tends to have a standard connector, for which cables are usually locally available: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_connector

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