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  • Cheap and useful device

    posted by borugurq on 10/17/2008
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    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

    Pros:

    - Very cheap for a device like this

    Cons:

    - Doesn't do frequency conversion. Most 220~230V countries use 50Hz instead of 60Hz, which is what a 110V device would expect to receive. In most cases this will only result in a slightly higher power draw, tho.

    - North American connector on a device that uses 220~230V input? What were they thinking...

    - The power rating is only 50W.

    - Plugs with a wider neutral blade wont fit without modifications (you need to cut the plastic around the socket a bit).

    - Grounded plugs wont fit either.

    OtherThoughts:

    I bought two of these and there's something loose inside both of them. They still work properly, tho.

    Bottomline:

    Well, it's cheap allrgiht. And it does what it promises to do. And that's about it. If the cons don't bother you, it's a good deal.

    Don't forget to grab yourself a plug converter as well if you buy one of these.

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