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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 4
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
It is very useful *in Switzerland* (not in Brazil) – Switzerland Universal AC Adapter Reviews

posted by rodolf0 on 08/26/2011 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month

It is very useful *in Switzerland*. This kind of adapter typically does not have a pin for earth, but this one does. Line, earth, and neutral pins are identified.
The main problem of this adapter is that you cannot connect an IEC-906-1 plug (proposed universal standard for 3-pin connectors, based on IEC 60906-1) to it. Thus, if you have a Brazilian or South African device, for instance, you cannot use it in Switzerland.
Notice that this is not an IEC-906-1 adapter, as I firstly thought. Thus, the male side of the device will not fit your Brazilian outlet (IEC 60906-1 / NBR 14136 standard). In addition, you are not able to connect a Brazilian device to it (if you are planning to use it in Switzerland, for instance). Even though the item description is clear, I thought that the plug dimensions were the same, but they are not.
Do not buy if you are planning to use this device in Brazil, since its dimensions are different from the new Brazilian standard. Não compre se você pensa em utilizá-lo no Brasil, visto que as dimensões são diferentes das do novo padrão brasileiro. (in Portuguese)


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