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How to use an outlet adapter

Fri Oct 02, 2020 6:34 am

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It is actually supposed to convey something meaningful. :)
 
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Fri Oct 02, 2020 7:11 am

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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Fri Oct 02, 2020 8:50 am

It also appears to be a passive adapter with European style (240V) prongs and a US style (120V) socket. Unless the device you use it with has a universal 120/240 switching supply there will be some interesting fireworks.
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Fri Oct 02, 2020 9:40 am

I'm sorry but that's pretty funny :D
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Fri Oct 02, 2020 12:54 pm

I sometimes wonder if Chinese graphic artists do this stuff on purpose as a form of clickbait.
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Fri Oct 02, 2020 4:38 pm

This other adapter looks the same, the $0.25 price difference buys you this explanation: "With children's electric shock protection doors design, effectively improve the safety of electricity use." So, it has a latch that prevents you from sticking a wire into the hole. You can still do it with two wires and both hands, though.

And it's "made of lame retardant material" - exactly what I'm looking for. Or am I? Not sure.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33014962374.html

Edit: "Payload: 6KW" - is that enough for my fast electric shaver?
 
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Fri Oct 02, 2020 5:11 pm

6000 Watts is more than 27 Amperes for 240 Volt single-phase. That ought to run your shaver and a couple of air dryers.
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Sun Oct 04, 2020 9:41 am

Wirko wins.

I did say it's supposed to be meaningful, but the meaning was indeed in a different listing. Not the best visual also there:
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Speaking of Chinese listings, I don't get why they have this annoying tendency to include an endless amount of meaningless PR photos, instead of 2-3 useful ones + text with real specs.

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Unless the device you use it with has a universal 120/240 switching supply there will be some interesting fireworks.

But that's a given. AC/DC bricks are pretty much all switched-mode by now, so little reason to avoid making them universal voltage.
 
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:16 pm

meerkt wrote:
just brew it! wrote:
Unless the device you use it with has a universal 120/240 switching supply there will be some interesting fireworks.

But that's a given. AC/DC bricks are pretty much all switched-mode by now, so little reason to avoid making them universal voltage.

There are a lot of appliances that don't use an AC/DC brick at all.
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Mon Oct 05, 2020 9:41 am

meerkt wrote:
Speaking of Chinese listings, I don't get why they have this annoying tendency to include an endless amount of meaningless PR photos, instead of 2-3 useful ones + text with real specs.


They must have heard of that saying that Western people sometimes use, "A picture is worth a thousand words".
 
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:06 am

Wirko wrote:
meerkt wrote:
Speaking of Chinese listings, I don't get why they have this annoying tendency to include an endless amount of meaningless PR photos, instead of 2-3 useful ones + text with real specs.

They must have heard of that saying that Western people sometimes use, "A picture is worth a thousand words".

So what you're saying is that it's the photographic equivalent of:
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:23 am

Quantity over quality.

just brew it! wrote:
There are a lot of appliances that don't use an AC/DC brick at all.

Yeah. But I'm pretty sure buyers of passive adapters (mostly) know what to use them on. :)
 
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Mon Oct 05, 2020 10:59 am

meerkt wrote:
Quantity over quality.

just brew it! wrote:
There are a lot of appliances that don't use an AC/DC brick at all.

Yeah. But I'm pretty sure buyers of passive adapters (mostly) know what to use them on. :)

I wouldn't be so sure. And what about all the co-workers and family members of those buyers? "Oh, this looks like exactly the adapter I need to plug this in..." BOOM!
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:26 pm

I tried to find out if it's compatible with 240V American plugs ... here's what I got:

https://www.quora.com/How-do-I-know-if-my-electrical-outlet-is-240V

"Here is a diagram showing some of the common ones" (25 different plugs in the diagram, three phase not included, IEC types not included)
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Tue Oct 06, 2020 11:11 am

Now that's what I want in sunglasses:
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Tue Oct 06, 2020 1:08 pm

meerkt wrote:
Now that's what I want in sunglasses:
"Wear black lenses during the day to eliminate roads and road signs while driving."


You chumps can waste your money on sunglasses if you want... I'll just drive with my eyes closed.
 
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Tue Oct 06, 2020 2:51 pm

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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Thu Jan 28, 2021 8:19 am

A shoes listing. Amidst the normal description and blurb there's a title-like thing:

FOXCONN'S WAY TO LOOK


And more details (earlier than the title-like phrase):

Veteran Foxconn's way to look at the housing market development of poor students received a moment along with the development of the market


Looks machine-generated more than a mistranslation, and I don't think it can reasonably be a Chinese Lorem ipsum.

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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:54 pm

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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:01 pm

"Does not ship to the United States".
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Wed Feb 24, 2021 6:03 pm

"Spark" mistranslated from?
 
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Re: How to use an outlet adapter

Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:01 pm

Ships worldwide except Africa, Central America and Caribbean, Oceania, Southeast Asia, South America and ~130 listed countries.

And Spark? Careful reading reveals that they have dust storms there.

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