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  #1817744 10-Jul-2017 11:43
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I have travel adapters, but dislike using them especially for "permanent" devices like this, was hoping for a neater solution :)





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  #1818786 10-Jul-2017 13:19
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Also see here for Google Home at a great price:

 

https://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=164&topicid=216722

 

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  #1818788 10-Jul-2017 13:21
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Output of the adapter is 16.5 V at 2 Amps if it helps. Cheers.





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  #1818816 10-Jul-2017 13:43
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According to the Google specs page the power adapter works with any input voltage, so all you should have to do is cut the plug off and replace it with a local one. You can't ask for a neater solution than that.

 

 





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  #1818828 10-Jul-2017 13:51
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Rikkitic:

 

According to the Google specs page the power adapter works with any input voltage, so all you should have to do is cut the plug off and replace it with a local one. You can't ask for a neater solution than that.

 

 

It's a wallwart so cant cut the plug off.





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Rikkitic:

 

According to the Google specs page the power adapter works with any input voltage, so all you should have to do is cut the plug off and replace it with a local one. You can't ask for a neater solution than that.

 

 

 

 

 

 

That's what I've done with some items in the past (or even better when a standard "figure 8" cord fits into the adapter) but looking at photos of the google home it looks like it's one of those silly power supplies where the plug and power supply are all one unit molded together?





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  #1818837 10-Jul-2017 13:54
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D'oh. Should have realised. Sorry.

 

 





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  #1818846 10-Jul-2017 13:57
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Np... Ah wallwart, that's the word I was looking for :p   Do both the google home and amazon echo use wallwarts? 





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  #1818849 10-Jul-2017 13:59
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I guess you can always go back to bending the plug pins.

 

 

 

 





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  #1818850 10-Jul-2017 14:00
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Yes, and both are quite large around the pins and more flush to the wall, so extend outside the typical death-dapter travel adapter to make outlets on both sides on a normal powerstrip unusable.





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  #1818872 10-Jul-2017 14:23
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anirudhsood: I see dick smith selling them for $220 now

 

 

 

Did you end up ordering one from dick smith? I'm curious what power supply they send it with; I see on their site they note it's a "direct import\international" product, but are they legally allowed to sell items with foreign plugs?





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  #1818886 10-Jul-2017 14:37
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Not sure how it works since they are personal imports when sold there, how different is it to me ordering a crappy thing off aliexpress as a personal import?





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  #1818929 10-Jul-2017 15:27
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Rikkitic:

 

I guess you can always go back to bending the plug pins.

 

 

 

No bending pins allowed. The NZ Fire service will have kittens. Potential fire risk.

 

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  #1818934 10-Jul-2017 15:34
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hairy1:

 

 

 

No bending pins allowed. The NZ Fire service will have kittens. Potential fire risk.

 

Cheers, Matt.

 

 

Havent managed to do anything about the $3 powerstrips which IMO are a much greater risk with their inability to hold plugs and then get hot.





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Maybe we're about to be a step closer to having it available locally?

 

http://ausdroid.net/2017/07/15/australian-pricing-availability-google-home-wifi-appearing/

 

 

 

[edit: used direct link to news article]


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