Belkin Universal AC Travel Adapter - F8E449

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This adaptor will not work in type "G" plugs as found in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and other parts of the world. Type "G" plugs have two flat horizontal prongs with one vertical ground prong. This device tries to get away without a real type "G" adaptor by including a piece of plastic designed to stick into the ground slot, then allowing you to insert the two round prongs normally used for type "C" plugs. The problem is that type "G" sockets require you to insert the ground prong in order to open the two horizontal slots as some sort of safety feature. The piece of plastic included in this adaptor is not long enough to trigger the opening of the horizontal slots; which means you have to open them manually (by sticking a pen into one of the horizontal slots and forcing them open which can be dangerous--we are talking about electricity). If you don't really understand what I am talking about just trust me. I am currently sitting at the Hong Kong airport and finally got so fed up with this adaptor that I just went a bought a new one at a duty free shop. This website may also provide more information on what countries use which types of plugs. http://kropla.com/electric2.htm

-Will Coleman quote

I have used this product for over 3 years now. I travel to Holland, Spain, and Finland with no issues. This plug is not 100% universal, but for the countries that it does cover, it works great. A side note for those who do not know:: This does not step up or down the power output, it simply is a pass through. That means your power supply has to handle the volt difference. Most devices do and will display so on the adapter. Something like 110/220 volts will be printed on the device.

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Don't buy this for world-wide travel

by Will Coleman on 3/27/2007

This adaptor will not work in type "G" plugs as found in Hong Kong, Malaysia, and other parts of the world. Type "G" plugs have two flat horizontal prongs with one vertical ground prong. This device tries to get away without a real type "G" adaptor by including a piece of plastic designed to stick into the ground slot, then allowing you to insert the two round prongs normally used for type "C" plugs. The problem is that type "G" sockets require you to insert the ground prong in order to open the two horizontal slots as some sort of safety feature. The piece of plastic included in this adaptor is not long enough to trigger the opening of the horizontal slots; which means you have to open them manually (by sticking a pen into one of the horizontal slots and forcing them open which can be dangerous--we are talking about electricity). If you don't really understand what I am talking about just trust me. I am currently sitting at the Hong Kong airport and finally got so fed up with this adaptor that I just went a bought a new one at a duty free shop. This website may also provide more information on what countries use which types of plugs. http://kropla.com/electric2.htm Read More

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on 5/14/2007

I have used this product for over 3 years now. I travel to Holland, Spain, and Finland with no issues. This plug is not 100% universal, but for the countries that it does cover, it works great. A side note for those who do not know:: This does not step up or down the power output, it simply is a pass through. That means your power supply has to handle the volt difference. Most devices do and will display so on the adapter. Something like 110/220 volts will be printed on the device. Read More

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Product Overview

The Universal AC Travel Adapter lets you charge your laptop, PDA, and cell phone as you travel around the globe. Designed to work with all different types of outlets. This adapter allows you to connect to international power outlets without a complicated power conversion. Lightweight and easy to pack, it eliminates the hassle of carrying multiple adapters and provides you with a reliable and convenient power solution.

Specifications

Manufacturer Belkin
Mfg Part# F8E449
SKU 10341751
UPC 722868448601
UPC 14 00722868448601
Links
Product Guide Click Here for the Belkin Store
Features
Product Type AC Adapter / AC Adapter
Country of Origin China / China
Height 1.6" / 1.6"
Width 1.9" / 1.9"
Depth 2.5" / 2.5"
Brand Name Belkin / Belkin
Manufacturer Belkin International, Inc / Belkin International, Inc
Product Name Universal AC Travel Adapter / Universal AC Travel Adapter
Input Voltage 110 V AC / 110 V AC / 220 V AC / 220 V AC
Manufacturer Part Number F8E449 / F8E449
Limited Warranty Lifetime / Lifetime
Weight (Approximate) 2.11 oz / 2.11 oz
Tech Specs
Product Type AC Adapter
Manufacturer Part Number F8E449
Manufacturer Website Address www.belkin.com
Manufacturer Belkin International, Inc
Product Name Universal AC Travel Adapter
Brand Name Belkin
Certifications & Standards CE
Country of Origin China
Dimensions 1.59" Height x 1.93" Width x 2.50" Depth
Weight (Approximate) 2.11 oz
Input Voltage 110 V AC / 220 V AC
Input Voltage Range 100 V AC to 240 V AC
Standard Warranty Lifetime Limited
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