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...


kitgerrits wrote on 2010-12-17 09:39:
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:
adamw wrote on 2010-12-17 10:05:
Mine blew up as soon as I plugged it in, with nothing attached. Might be just old ones that do that, I suppose. 'standard' connectors - hah. there's more than you'd think, and you never have the cable for the right bloody one with you...
adamw wrote on 2010-12-17 10:06:
page is neat, though, now I know what to call the things when I'm yelling at them. many's the happy night I've spent whittling down a C7-PW...