Re: [Debconf-discuss] Swiss power connector
On Wed, Aug 7, 2013 at 12:21 PM, Steve Langasek <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Aug 07, 2013 at 10:11:41AM +0200, Elmar Heeb wrote:
>> On 6.Aug.2013, at 22:49 , Geert Stappers <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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:
>> 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*
I was able to find a set on Amazon, but I'm counting on my Type-C Europlug
adapters fitting in the sockets as mentioned in the wiki, so I didn't
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  about losing grounding is minor to me as none of the
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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