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# 175589 5-Jul-2015 09:07
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Hi, I'm off to Canada today, rather than buying a few plug adaptors (we have one) can I take an NZ powerboard and use it there. On the back it says 240V.
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  # 1337214 5-Jul-2015 09:10
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  # 1337216 5-Jul-2015 09:23
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Dumb stuff like power boards and extension leads are fine on lower voltages. Items with lights may be a different story.

Just be smart and check everything you intend to plug in is rated for 110v. If it's not, consequences range from just not working through to destroying the device or even catching a fire.




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  # 1337222 5-Jul-2015 09:40
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During the years that I used to travel heavily I used to do this a lot. All of my plug packs were dual 110/240 so it worked fine no matter which country I went to. What I did was chop the plug off a power board and wired up my own IEC C14 in it's place you can find them at Jaycar. Or just keep one of these C14 to NZ Power socket adapters from Jaycar in your bag if you don't want to do your own wiring. Then whenever I traveled to a new country I could unplug the local Monitor / TV / jug cord and I was away. Also helped so then I didn't need large bulky adapters and have a good length from the wall outlet to where I needed the power board to sit.

Just need to make sure the fuse in the power board isn't too sensitive or dependent upon 240v to work. But most should be fine.





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  # 1337228 5-Jul-2015 10:05
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I visited a good friend in Canada about 12 months ago (Kiwi) and he was using a NZ power board in his lounge

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  # 1337566 6-Jul-2015 08:43
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BarTender: During the years that I used to travel heavily I used to do this a lot. All of my plug packs were dual 110/240 so it worked fine no matter which country I went to. What I did was chop the plug off a power board and wired up my own IEC C14 in it's place you can find them at Jaycar. Or just keep one of these C14 to NZ Power socket adapters from Jaycar in your bag if you don't want to do your own wiring. Then whenever I traveled to a new country I could unplug the local Monitor / TV / jug cord and I was away. Also helped so then I didn't need large bulky adapters and have a good length from the wall outlet to where I needed the power board to sit.

Just need to make sure the fuse in the power board isn't too sensitive or dependent upon 240v to work. But most should be fine.

Great idea!

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  # 1337735 6-Jul-2015 11:48
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I took two cheap 4 way powerboards from the Warehouse when I went to San Fran in 2013
Plugged the powerboard plug into an adaptor and into the wall socket, and then plugged all my NZ chargers into the powerboard. No issues at all.

The only issue I could see was if the hotel had only 2 pin wall sockets and not 3 pins

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