Re: 56K Modems
On Sat, Jan 03, 2004 at 02:31:12PM +0000, Pigeon wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 07:08:38PM -0800, Paul Johnson wrote:
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> > On Fri, Jan 02, 2004 at 02:13:12PM -0600, Jacob S. wrote:
> > > That's an interesting thought. Any recommendations for a good online
> > > store selling external modems in the UK?
> > I wouldn't bother. The US dollar is super-weak right now, so a 25
> > pound modem is going to be more like $60, plus add $30 for overseas
> > shipping and whatever customs duties there might be.
> Hmm, wonder if that's why they've got so cheap over here...
Price is not all the issue here.
Most MODEM comes with AC adapter with transformer. It is locked to AC
voltage and plug type. UK != US Just do not think about it.
Expensive toys like laptop and LCD monior (not MODEM) tend to come
with variable voltage adapter.
US = 120 V (Shares plug with Korea/Taiwan) =+ shape plug
Japan = 100 V (Similar to US but no ground pin) = shape plug
UK = 240 V T arranged flat plug
FR/DE = 220V : arranged round pin plug with grounding
IT = 220V ... and thinner round pins