Monday, May 10, 2010

Japdaptor

Highriser has sabotaged the best efforts of Australia's electrical safety regulators. This is only to accommodate R's laptop charger when we are in Japan. It is not a wise idea to use an high current device that has an earth prong in an unearthed socket.

R was telling me that when he was a kid growing up in England, there were so many different types of plugs and sockets, that appliances did not have plugs on them when they were new. You chose a plug to suit your house and the plug was fitted at the shop. His mother used to plug the clothes iron into the light socket.


5 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:50 am

    Who's a clever boy then?

    Just make sure R is the first to use the laptop in Japan - in case of some mishap. Oh and make sure he is insured.....:)

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  2. Don't panic Captain Mainwaring.

    Anon, the net taught me. Isn't it good. Might not use the laptop while it is plugged in, initially.

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  3. Hi Andrew

    I well remember having to attach plugs to electrical appliances. You might be interested in this post I wrote about it.

    http://thatssopants.blogspot.com/2006/10/watchdog-solves-energy-crisis.html

    Have a great time in Tokyo. You will love the buses.

    xxx

    Pants

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  4. Very interesting Pants. I thought the plug nonsense would have stopped well before then.

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