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Used in Hong Kong / China,
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I purchased this converter to use with my laptop and cell phone / video camera charging. The converter itself is easy to use. It worked very well in Hong Kong because they use British style plugs. China uses the Australian type plugs. When using these plugs there is no third plug. Some circuits at upscale hotels will only work if 3 prongs are used, not just 2. When two prongs are used either in the Australian plug or the European plug, the connection is very flimsy and falls out of the socket easily. I did not have to use this much in China as the hotel I was staying at (a Mariott hotel) had several options on the wall plate that allowed me to use American plugs.
Regaring power transformers: Most of Asia uses 220 - 240 Volt circuits. If all you are using are laptops and cell phone / camera charging cords, most of those will tolerate up to 240 volts. Just check the sqaure/rectangular box attached to the cord to see how much voltage it will take. If you are using hair dryer / curling iron / electric razor / etc., you will need a power transformer as these appliances typically will not take voltage over 110 (used in America for most things).
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Initial post: Jan 7, 2011 9:50:37 AM PST
William Stewart says:
"Most of Asia uses..." should read, "Most of ''continental'' Asia uses 220 - 240V (Japan and Taiwan use 100V / 110V respectively.)"
Posted on Mar 17, 2012 8:42:26 PM PDT
actually there is a third prong, its plastic. you have to pop it out manually.
Posted on Jan 2, 2013 6:47:08 AM PST
Ezra Bryant says:
Hey, at least for the crazy low price your rating could be at least 4.
In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2013 11:46:44 AM PDT
Why? If it doesn't work in a big chunk of the world, then it doesn't work there, period - who cares how cheap it is?
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