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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 4
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 4
It blew up after usb device shorted – Universal World Travel AC Adapter with USB Power Port Reviews

posted by pss2010 on 06/18/2009 Certified Owner

Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
Clever designed. rotating pins makes it fit NZ/aus sockets ok.
Cons:
Although its universal. The main type of plugs seem to be USA and the adapter based designed expects UK plugs so you have to piggy back the other part to get US straight through and the clips get in way.
other major fault. It died when a usb ion generator blew up. the built in fuse didnt save it.
Other:
Needs better short circuit protection and overloading like a usb power hub has as a short can kill the power adapter and also seems to kill the power tap off which is odd.
Bottomline:
Hand and small and good light indicators to show usb and ac is being used but is not reboust enough from shorts. could do with a cut out switch protect usb side of things.

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