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#180266 - 08/20/08 04:17 AM How to use a Continental plug in the U.S.
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I thought he was going to file the round pins flat, but turned out to be more ingenious than that:
http://www.instructables.com/id/Emergency-International-Plug-to-US-Plug-Electrica/

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#180282 - 08/20/08 03:53 PM Re: How to use a Continental plug in the U.S. [Re: aussie240]
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Registered: 08/11/01
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Now if I can just figure out how to do that with a BS1363 plug.......

The picture in the first comment on that page looks rather "interesting" too.

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#180333 - 08/22/08 04:55 AM Re: How to use a Continental plug in the U.S. [Re: aussie240]
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Registered: 12/06/04
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The ingeniousness of stupidity never ceases to amaze me!

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#180339 - 08/22/08 07:36 AM Re: How to use a Continental plug in the U.S. [Re: IanR]
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Registered: 12/26/02
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Why not just buy a US Sony Ericsson charger?!
They're <$20 and a hell of a lot safer than that mess!

Also, you've got to love the use of 'an international plug' vs a 'US plug'.

Lets hope he/she never visits China where they use US-style plugs on 230V \:D



Edited by djk (08/22/08 07:38 AM)

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#180340 - 08/22/08 07:48 AM Re: How to use a Continental plug in the U.S. [Re: djk]
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I gave up trying to figure out ones stupidity. It gives me headaches. However I did enjoy the the electric chair for Barbie dolls on the same page at the link.
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#180411 - 08/25/08 09:21 AM Re: How to use a Continental plug in the U.S. [Re: sparkyinak]
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"However I did enjoy the the electric chair for Barbie dolls on the same page at the link"

Yup, I saw that one too. I just rolled my eyes and didn't even bother to click the link. There are defineately some strange people out there.


Edited by IanR (08/25/08 09:21 AM)

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#180413 - 08/25/08 09:32 AM Re: How to use a Continental plug in the U.S. [Re: IanR]
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 Originally Posted By: IanR
There are defineately some strange people out there.


But she does look cute in those giant safety glasses..... ;\)

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#180417 - 08/25/08 11:54 AM Re: How to use a Continental plug in the U.S. [Re: pauluk]
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"But she does look cute in those giant safety glasses"

Dang it, now you made me go back and look anyway! \:D

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