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#180266 - 08/20/08 06:17 AM How to use a Continental plug in the U.S.  
aussie240  Offline
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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 05:53 PM Re: How to use a Continental plug in the U.S. [Re: aussie240]  
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Now if I can just figure out how to do that with a BS1363 plug....... crazy

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


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


#180339 - 08/22/08 09:36 AM Re: How to use a Continental plug in the U.S. [Re: IanR]  
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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 laugh


Last edited by djk; 08/22/08 09:38 AM.

#180340 - 08/22/08 09:48 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 11:21 AM Re: How to use a Continental plug in the U.S. [Re: sparkyinak]  
IanR  Offline
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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. crazy

Last edited by IanR; 08/25/08 11:21 AM.

#180413 - 08/25/08 11:32 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. crazy


But she does look cute in those giant safety glasses..... wink


#180417 - 08/25/08 01:54 PM 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! laugh



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