Plug Converter for 2 Prong US Plugs

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Post by ecureilx » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 4:56 pm

sundaymorningstaple wrote:
ecureilx wrote: 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
yeah, like the time I was converting a square pin plug to a round pin plug, and when my surgery failed, I decided to 'shove' the three wires where the belong, right into the wall socket ..

I just forgot to mention, it so happened that it was in a doctors' conference back home .. and one of the doctors saw it and spread the word, and almost the gang there went on a mutiny and insisted we do something than endanger our crew's life .. we were like "damn, if only you know how cleanly and neatly is your own house wiring .. " .. we promised to fix it proper, and when the doctors turned the other side, we just stuck a piece of card board + 100 mile tape, and covered up our handiwork, than send a rescue squad to get a replacement plug ..

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Post by nakatago » Tue, 23 Aug 2011 5:05 pm

ecureilx wrote: yeah, like the time I was converting a square pin plug to a round pin plug, and when my surgery failed, I decided to 'shove' the three wires where the belong, right into the wall socket ..

I just forgot to mention, it so happened that it was in a doctors' conference back home .. and one of the doctors saw it and spread the word, and almost the gang there went on a mutiny and insisted we do something than endanger our crew's life .. we were like "damn, if only you know how cleanly and neatly is your own house wiring .. " .. we promised to fix it proper, and when the doctors turned the other side, we just stuck a piece of card board + 100 mile tape, and covered up our handiwork, than send a rescue squad to get a replacement plug ..
And that is why you can't have nice things. :P
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Post by Guy07 » Wed, 24 Aug 2011 12:51 am

ScoobyDoes wrote:Basic life specification / expectation:


Ride a Bike
Swim
Change a Plug
Change a Tyre
I can change tires, I don't know about tyres though. :D

But yeah, probably a good life skill. Don't worry, I'll keep the inquiring minds up-to-date on my search for the 2-prong US plug converter.

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Wed, 24 Aug 2011 6:55 am

British cars have tyres on them. Yanks cars have tires. but they fasten the same way. :wink:
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Re: Plug Converter for 2 Prong US Plugs

Post by JR8 » Wed, 24 Aug 2011 7:38 am

Guy07 wrote: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?

Thanks!
We have used the linked multi-plugs to put two round-pin plugs into three square pin UK/SG/MY sockets. They work with US 3-round-pin plugs too.
With the 2-pin ones we also often use the little plastic faceplates that depress the earth pin in a 3 hole socket.


The only thing I'd add is that there are 2 pin UK plugs that don't seem to fit anything much abroad. As a specific example, on an electric toothbrush charger (Oral B). The pins are shorter, fatter and closer together than the standard euro-2 pin. I suspect it is something to do with trying to only let you plug them into a 3A bathroom socket.

But if you're dealing with American appliances, I imagine this is not the issue!

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