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Posted 24 June 2018 - 12:11 AM

I have an NZ multi-plug board rated for 240V 50Hz current. If I use this in the US with an adapter on a 120V 60Hz circuit, will there be any issues?




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Posted 25 June 2018 - 09:21 AM

Well, it depends. It will only be rated for 10 A, so would be limited to a total power of ~1200 W. But other than that, there's really only the exceptionally obvious – you'll have NZ outlets (which I realise is probably the point), and still only 120 V 60 Hz (meaning only adapters that support it, which most PSUs, laptops and phone chargers do – and also meaning the 10 A / 1200 W limit is probably a non-issue).

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Posted 25 June 2018 - 12:35 PM

i just used a normal power board with a US adapter while i was over there.

i made sure the power supplies used were genuine and had something like 100-240v etc. 

laptops and mobile chargers should be fine but check anyway.


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Posted 27 June 2018 - 12:59 AM

Thanks for the feedback, guys!

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