American Power Conversion Kit27 Apr 2007
After seeing Nicole's useless universal power plug that she bought at Heathrow (it doesn't work with German plugs), I thought I'd show our power conversion kit that we bring on all our trips to the States.
These jobbies cost me 1.50 each at Karstadt a few years ago. You'll notice that we dremeled out the safety tabs on one of them so we can insert cords that normally require grounding. Yes, these adapters are just like a Corvair, unsafe at any speed!
These adapters don't converte the voltage, of course. We only bring along devices that work with 110 volts.
Combined with a German 3-socket power strip and our Hardware Hank UL-listed extension cord (not shown), we're ready for anything.