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Plug Converter for 2 Prong US Plugs

Post by Guy07 » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:19 pm

I've been able to find converter plugs to support the three prong US plugs but can't find any for the two prong. Any recommendations on where to look?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:31 pm

almost any store that carries electrical goods/products extension cords have multi-adapters that will accept either the two or three pronged plugs found in the US.

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/902032/ ... fuse-.html
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Post by Guy07 » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:39 pm

Thanks for the reply. The one I picked up looks identical to the link you posted, but my two prong plug is too small for the outlet - doesn't snap in.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:12 pm

Are they round prong or flat prong?

Maybe something like this adaptor:

http://www.voltageconverters.com/itemdesc.asp?ic=GS104
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Post by nakatago » Mon, 22 Aug 2011 11:42 pm

Guy07 wrote:Thanks for the reply. The one I picked up looks identical to the link you posted, but my two prong plug is too small for the outlet - doesn't snap in.
Just slightly bend the prongs outwards or inwards. Worst case scenario, you could just use some electrical tape to hold it in place.
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 9:37 am

You didn't think just to cut off the bloody plug and wire up a new one? Would have been done in a fraction of the time as that searching for adaptors and answers.
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 10:13 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:You didn't think just to cut off the bloody plug and wire up a new one? Would have been done in a fraction of the time as that searching for adaptors and answers.
The problem is, a lot of people are not capable nor willing if capable to do that.

Moreover, some people like keeping the original plug for various reasons.

BTW, when I first got here in Singapore, it didn't take long for me to find an adaptor. I saw a stationery store in the first mall that I wandered into, walked in, and found the adaptors for around 2 bucks a pop.
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 12:27 pm

Basic life specification / expectation:


Ride a Bike
Swim
Change a Plug
Change a Tyre
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Post by sammone40 » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 2:36 pm

Scooby that was a very long time ago...

Not sure if all Dads nowadays take their kids through that...

I remember in school at 12 there was a whole lesson on changing a plug!?
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 2:51 pm

...and I think OP would have an easier time finding a store that sells plug adapters than a store selling replacement plugs. Remember, this is Singapore.

:wink: :P
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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 3:02 pm

ScoobyDoes wrote:Basic life specification / expectation:


Ride a Bike
Swim
Change a Plug
Change a Tyre
And then HSE / OSHA will take you for a ride in Black Maria, for endangering your own life :D :D

I was told that you need a qualified electrician to swap the plug ends .. come to think of it, a bit of surgery is extremely cheaper than going around in circles trying to find one that fits ..

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 3:07 pm

ecureilx wrote: I was told that you need a qualified electrician to swap the plug ends .. come to think of it, a bit of surgery is extremely cheaper than going around in circles trying to find one that fits ..
Story time, kids...

When we moved into our new flat, one set of switches had four sets of lights triple/quadruple/n-tuple way switching. It was basically one confusing sequence.

The landlord's agent sent a handyman to do some last minute works and repairs which we didn't mind. I told him about the switch and he said he'll fix it. About an hour in, he changed the wiring and made the switching even less intuitive and even managed to somehow involve two other rooms' lights into the fray.

I told him that just won't do. He told me he could give the contact of an electrician to fix it.

I borrowed his tools and fixed the switches in half the time that he did it.

Moral of the story: This has nothing to do with OP's point.

Ahem...anyway, since OP already has an adapter, it shouldn't take much to make it work for him.

:roll:
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Post by ScoobyDoes » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 4:38 pm

nakatago wrote:...and I think OP would have an easier time finding a store that sells plug adapters than a store selling replacement plugs. Remember, this is Singapore.

:wink: :P

Funny, I can still get a plug in NTUC, Giant and oh yes.....those unusual things called hardware shops that seem to litter hdb estates. Those places are goldmines, and a reminder of the shops we used to have at home.

You know the sort, where you could by a screw....... instead of B&Q where you need to buy a pack.
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Post by nakatago » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 4:43 pm

Whatever, dude.
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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 4:49 pm

ecureilx wrote:
ScoobyDoes wrote:Basic life specification / expectation:


Ride a Bike
Swim
Change a Plug
Change a Tyre
And then HSE / OSHA will take you for a ride in Black Maria, for endangering your own life :D :D

I was told that you need a qualified electrician to swap the plug ends .. come to think of it, a bit of surgery is extremely cheaper than going around in circles trying to find one that fits ..
Depends whether you grew up on a farm like I did or not. I've got barnyard degrees in electrical Engrg, Mechanical Engrg & Civil Engrg. :D
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