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catherine
10-10-2009, 05:19 PM
We're thinking of taking a laptop with us. We've never bothered before, so we're not really sure about the best type of converter to use? I know that some of you take laptops with you, so if you could please give me some advice I'd appreciate it.

TIA :goodvibes

wayneg
10-10-2009, 05:27 PM
You just need a standard UK to US adapter http://www.lindy.co.uk/uk-to-us-australian-adapter-travel-plug/73067.html

We take 2 or 3 laptops each trip, take a 4 gang plug with above adapter on the end.

Just double check your your laptop power supply it should say something like input 100~240v meaning it will work on both US and UK power supplies.

If it says input 240v then it will only work on UK supply, not the US 110v. Don't know any laptop like this they should be all capable of working in both countries.

catherine
10-10-2009, 05:35 PM
Thanks for the quick reply! I've just checked the laptop and sure enough it's 100~240, so we're good to go! :thumbsup2

Obi Wan Kenobi
10-11-2009, 05:47 AM
I actually take a Kensington Wall-Auto-Air power adaptor in place of my normal power supply.
It works on board the airctaft, can be used in the car and as a normal socket power supply. it also charges via the USB socket, my Iphone, ipod, Nintendo Ds and any other USB product.
it means less leads and power supplies to take with you

http://eu.kensington.com/kensington/en/gb/p/536/33403EU/wall-auto-air+laptop+power+adapter-usb.aspx

You can get it cheaper here
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kensington-Notebook-Power-Adapter-Lotus/dp/B000QJ7UAS/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1255258016&sr=8-12

jharrowell
10-13-2009, 06:44 AM
I actually take a Kensington Wall-Auto-Air power adaptor in place of my normal power supply.
It works on board the airctaft, can be used in the car and as a normal socket power supply. it also charges via the USB socket, my Iphone, ipod, Nintendo Ds and any other USB product.
it means less leads and power supplies to take with you

http://eu.kensington.com/kensington/en/gb/p/536/33403EU/wall-auto-air+laptop+power+adapter-usb.aspx

You can get it cheaper here
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kensington-Notebook-Power-Adapter-Lotus/dp/B000QJ7UAS/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1255258016&sr=8-12

Cool.

Does this unit work with the VA Upper Class power sockets and how do I get alternative tips (need one for a samsung 710)?

Obi Wan Kenobi
10-13-2009, 10:54 AM
Cool.

Does this unit work with the VA Upper Class power sockets and how do I get alternative tips (need one for a samsung 710)?

Yes it does and it comes with a bunch of tips.
You can check which tip you need on the Kensington web site

catherine
10-13-2009, 01:48 PM
I actually take a Kensington Wall-Auto-Air power adaptor in place of my normal power supply.
It works on board the airctaft, can be used in the car and as a normal socket power supply. it also charges via the USB socket, my Iphone, ipod, Nintendo Ds and any other USB product.
it means less leads and power supplies to take with you

http://eu.kensington.com/kensington/en/gb/p/536/33403EU/wall-auto-air+laptop+power+adapter-usb.aspx

You can get it cheaper here
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Kensington-Notebook-Power-Adapter-Lotus/dp/B000QJ7UAS/ref=sr_1_12?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1255258016&sr=8-12

Thanks for the info and the links! :goodvibes That's a nifty little adaptor :thumbsup2

Dibbledebobbityboo
10-13-2009, 02:02 PM
Sorry if this sounds like a daft question - but reading your post did you say you use a regular UK power strip (3 pin) with a UK - US adapter at the end.

Was thinking of packing one of these to charge the various phones, cameras, DSs and laptop that we're packing for our trip in a week's time.

Does this work okay? Pretty sure most of my chargers are 110-240v so assuming we can just load up the power strip with chargers and plug into the adapter and away we go?

Would you be kind and let me know if this is what you were describing above?

Cheers :thumbsup2

Ian

wayneg
10-13-2009, 02:10 PM
Thats correct take 1 of these http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0001P0GDA/ref=pd_lpo_k2_dp_sr_3?pf_rd_p=471057153&pf_rd_s=lpo-top-stripe&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_i=B001PPOTR4&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_r=1Q6H5ZNTS3FHJ0CAK67H
with one of these on the end http://www.lindy.co.uk/uk-to-us-australian-adapter-travel-plug/73067.html
You can then charge/run upto 4 items together.

Dibbledebobbityboo
10-13-2009, 04:21 PM
Brilliant :goodvibes - hoped that would be the case.

Thanks a million for the quick response.

Ian