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Power Strip that accepts 3 prong US plugs

Postby kuraje » Tue, 01 Dec 2015 12:22 pm

Can anyone advise where I can possibly purchase a power strip that accommodates 3 prong US plugs? I have found multi voltage (100-240V) power strips that accommodate 2 prong US plugs, but not seen any that take 3. Would greatly appreciate your assistance.

Thanks!

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Re: RE: Power Strip that accepts 3 prong US plugs

Postby ecureilx » Tue, 01 Dec 2015 1:27 pm

kuraje wrote:Can anyone advise where I can possibly purchase a power strip that accommodates 3 prong US plugs? I have found multi voltage (100-240V) power strips that accommodate 2 prong US plugs, but not seen any that take 3. Would greatly appreciate your assistance.

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Haven't seen them in Singapore.

Get an adapter, say me .

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Re: Power Strip that accepts 3 prong US plugs

Postby x9200 » Tue, 01 Dec 2015 1:43 pm

kuraje wrote:Can anyone advise where I can possibly purchase a power strip that accommodates 3 prong US plugs? I have found multi voltage (100-240V) power strips that accommodate 2 prong US plugs, but not seen any that take 3. Would greatly appreciate your assistance.

Thanks!

Buy a standard US 3 prongs power strip on e-bay, amazon or any other suitable place and replace the cord plug.

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Re: Power Strip that accepts 3 prong US plugs

Postby Sporkin » Tue, 01 Dec 2015 2:48 pm

I may be stating the obvious and you probably already know, a power strip rated to work at 110-240v does not mean you can plug in your 110v electronics here. That would require a step-down transformer.

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Re: Power Strip that accepts 3 prong US plugs

Postby kuraje » Tue, 01 Dec 2015 3:05 pm

Thank you for the feedback and suggestions everyone - the electronics that I am seeking to connect all have variable (110-240) voltage, so less concerned about that part of the issue.

Does anyone know of a local place that sells US power strips - trying to address an immediate need vs ordering online.

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Re: Power Strip that accepts 3 prong US plugs

Postby x9200 » Tue, 01 Dec 2015 3:29 pm

For the immediate need I would follow the adapter advice.
This:
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you can buy pretty much in every single DIY shop in Singapore. S$2-10 per piece.

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Re: Power Strip that accepts 3 prong US plugs

Postby Strong Eagle » Tue, 01 Dec 2015 10:50 pm

I have seen power strips at Challenger that are shaped like the adapters above... will take US plugs as well as British and European.

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Re: Power Strip that accepts 3 prong US plugs

Postby kuraje » Tue, 01 Dec 2015 11:04 pm

Thanks, Strong Eagle - I have purchased the multi-voltage power strips from Challenger, unfortunately they only take two prong plugs vs three.

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Re: Power Strip that accepts 3 prong US plugs

Postby taxico » Tue, 05 Jan 2016 3:37 pm

these are a small sample of what i use... i took photos just for you.

i try to buy them from "the heartlands" - usually discount hardware stores.

they can also be found in Sim Lim Sq, round the corners/rears.

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save them in your smart phone and ask the shop keeper by flashing your cell if they don't understand you.

i do that and the shopkeepers will tell me roughly which other stores to go to if they don't stock them.

where possible i try to buy ones with a replaceable fuse (as shown above).
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