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Re: [Debconf-discuss] Swiss power connector

On Wed, Aug 07, 2013 at 10:11:41AM +0200, Elmar Heeb wrote:
> On 6.Aug.2013, at 22:49 , Geert Stappers <stappers@stappers.nl> wrote:
> > Today I learned the hardway that Switserland has it own powerplug standard.
> > My assumption that the Swiss in Europe and that schuko will fit,
> > was wrong.

> > See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets#Swiss_SEV_1011_.28Swiss_10.C2.A0A.2F250.C2.A0V.29.28Type_J.29
> > for more information. And to known what to bring to Vaumarcus.

> This is one point on the general information page of the DebConf13 Wiki:
> https://wiki.debconf.org/wiki/DebConf13/Welcome#Power_Outlets

> I would recommend everybody to read the rest of that page too.  (Thank you
> to the organizing team for putting this together)

Knowing that an adapter is needed is not much help if you don't know where
to purchase one.  I have been unable to find any Swiss adapters for sale
here in the US - ironically, I did find a Swiss-*branded* set of universal
adapters in the store, which covered most of the world but *not*

What's the best way to get these adapters?  Most DebConf attendees will need
them - either individual adapters, or power strips with the right plug type.
Would it be possible for someone local to source a number of these -
preferably at a better price than we will individually find them at the
airport - and either sell them to attendees, or get this approved into the
DebConf budget?  It doesn't make sense to me to make each attendee spend
~8CHF/person on adapters when the problem can probably be solved centrally
for half that.

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Debian Developer                   to set it on, and I can move the world.
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