Monday, June 28, 2010

travel tip: power adapters

Appliances I brought to use in Chile's 240V power outlets:
  • electric shaver
  • netbook computer
  • battery charger
Number of 240V->120V power transformers I use:
  • none
My battery charger cost all of US$7 and it auto-switches, so apparently sometime in the past 15 years, someone figured out how to make cheap, lightweight auto-switching power supplies.

To figure out if your adapter auto-switches, read it! It should have a line that says "INPUT," followed by "120VAC," and if it also says "240VAC," you're all set, you just need a plug adapter.

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