Hello Skooter Blog readers, Today I talk about a Plug Power Adapter Universal for Type C (Universal EU Travel AC Power Adapter Plug (250In)) acquired on DealExtreme. This adapter accepts as input the various types of plug, incluindo Type A (U.S. standard), Type B (north American pine with earth), Type C (European / Brazilian), Type D (United Kingdom, India, South Africa), Type E (France, Belgium, Poland, etc.), Type F (also called Schuko, used in several European countries, including Germany, Portugal, Spain, etc.), Type G (Great Britain, Malaysia, Singapore, etc.), Type H (Israel, etc.), Type I (Australia, China, Argentina and some appliances in Brazil), among others. The specification says that Plug Power Adapter Universal for Type C supports up to 250V and 10A.
This Plug Power Adapter Universal for Type C was purchased to connect a clothes dryer that uses plug in standard Australian / Argentine (Type I) taken in a common Brazilian (before the new standard) that accepts only Type A plugs (North American, two pins in parallel planes) and Type C (former European standard, two round pins). It took some effort to fit the plug Australian / Argentine, mas gave way and fulfill your purpose adapter. No Brasil, thanks to the new standard, is no longer possible to find an adapter that makes this function. At most we would find an adapter standard Australian / Argentine for the new Brazilian standard (with ground pin) that does not serve the common outlets old who does not have the ground pin.
Note that this Plug Power Adapter Universal for Type C serves exclusively made for the Brazilian old standard (Type C), because it has the hexagonal pattern of the new. Despite the DealExtreme sell it as a universal adapter for Europe, it should not work in most European outlets, where most countries have adopted the Type F (Schuko) and only taken even old ones are Type C. Although much of the Type C plugs (and the new Brazilian standard) na taken funcionarem Type F (Schuko) without adapter, should not be the case this adapter because it has a broad base rather than enter the cavity of type F socket.
Another detail is that the Plug Power Adapter Universal for Type C has no grounding pin, in other words, even accepting different kinds of plug with ground pin, it only connect the two phases or phase neuro-, and the earth will desconetado. This type of adapter apparently been banned in Brazil, now only allows you to adjust the Type B plugs (north American land com, common in computers and related) and Type I (Australian / Argentine / chinês) for the new Brazilian standard with the land. The purpose of this is probably forcing people to make ground, but in practice only force the sale of the new standard outlets whose land will be disconnected in the same way or, worse, adapters modified manually by the vendors themselves. So this Plug Power Adapter Universal for Type C also serves to avoid buying a new outlet or an adapter modified in such situations.
As a buy, was made on 27/02/2011 and posted on 04/03. Arrived the day 15/04. The description of the package came as "PLUG ADAPTOR", with the declared weight 17 programs and declared value of $1,90 USD (U.S. dollars two), real value of the product. The package was not taxed.
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