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Re: [Debconf-discuss] Swiss power connector


On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 12:21 PM, Steve Langasek <vorlon@debian.org> wrote:
> 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*
> Switzerland.

I was able to find a set on Amazon[1], but I'm counting on my Type-C Europlug
adapters fitting in the sockets as mentioned in the wiki, so I didn't
actually order
any of the Swiss plugs. I'm suddenly getting nervous about whether this plan
will actually work, but figure it will work out somehow in the end.

The concern [2] about losing grounding is minor to me as none of the
devices I'll
bring have a third prong for grounding anyway.


1 - "Ceptics Grounded Universal Plug Adapter for Switzerland (Type J) - 3
Pack", although I can't vouch for anything about them.
2 - Mentioned earlier in this thread by Christian PERRIER

> 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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