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    US to UK Plug Power Adapter

    Just wondering if they sell these in Poundland/Pound City?

    I just want to plug that in the socket: http://progshop.com/photos/power_supply_us.jpg

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    What are you trying to connect ?

    If it's anything more powerful than a hairdryer then you'll need a stepdown transformer.

    Original Poster

    Maha AC Power Supply

    Input ~ AC 100-240V 50/60Hz 1.1A
    Output DC 12V 2.0A

    I think you should probably use a stepdown with that.

    Original Poster

    Why would I need a stepdown? The adapter uses 100-240V.

    That's quite an output, is it a big gadget?
    This will/should do the job:-
    ]http//ww…m12
    £3.49 from Maplin.

    you wont need a step down/up adapter, just use a Shaver adapter, they are only 75p @ Sainsbury's. (there you go, even cheaper than poundland) :thumbsup:

    TinoP

    you wont need a step down/up adapter, just use a Shaver adapter, they are … you wont need a step down/up adapter, just use a Shaver adapter, they are only 75p @ Sainsbury's. (there you go, even cheaper than poundland) :thumbsup:


    Shaver plugs are round, this adaptor has flat different shaped plugs. It will not fit in a shaver adaptor.
    I've never seen a US to UK plug in Poundland, sorry but I'd stick to the Maplin item.

    Dude,
    I lived in the US and brought in a lot of my stuff when we moved here.
    The plug for shaver would fit. the adapter can fit in round and the US plug (except the one with ground) - 3 plugs.

    TinoP

    Dude, I lived in the US and brought in a lot of my stuff when we moved … Dude, I lived in the US and brought in a lot of my stuff when we moved here. The plug for shaver would fit. the adapter can fit in round and the US plug (except the one with ground) - 3 plugs.


    Dude
    I apologise, seems you are right. I just tried a US plug and it does fit in a UK shaver plug.

    Who said you can't fit a sqare peg in a round hole?

    Original Poster

    I have one shaver adapter, but its fuse is only 1A (1000mA) and the charger needs more. Normal plugs are around 13A. Any idea how many amperes these in Tesco are?

    I suspect you are looking for something like this ]http//ww…KNC.

    Unfortunately Amazon marketplace is heavy on the shipping fees so it isn't a bargain.

    Cant you just change the fuse to 13A? i think the only reason these are fitted with 1A is because thats all shavers need

    Original Poster

    ]PeterN - this is exactly what I'm looking for. Anyway I'll get one from Ebay.

    ]mshtel - the size is different. 1A Fuse is smaller I already have one shaver adapter at home

    Thank you everyone.
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