I'm renting a room from a woman and the power is 220 Volts. More than
once she has scorched one pin of her room heater's plug. The last
guy who replaced it adviced her to only turn on one of the two heater
I replaced the plug too and pointed out that if the receptacle is
loose, that's a problem too. She showed me that her bedroom socket
barely grips the plug or not at all.
She hasn't asked me yet to replace the whole socket, and even if I
did... the apartment was wired for internet cable, so it must have
been remodeled not that long ago, and I'm guessintg the electric
sockets were replaced too (I can ask her.)
So.... Is there a device one can put into a 220v. socket (receptacle)
that will expand and make a tight connection with a loose socket?
Or any other way around her problem?
Also, I brought an American extension cord with me, so I would only
need one adapter for the computer, the camera charger, the phone
charger, and the earpiece charger, all of which together don't use
that much iirc, but somone tells me a US extension cord might not be
able to handle 220v. What say ye?
It is the amps, not the volts to be concerned about. Are you talking
voltage adapter? If you plug the adapter into the 220 socket and the
cord into the adapter it is only carrying 110, not 220 as the adapter
No, he is using a plug adapter to adapt the 120 volt cord to the 240
volt plug so he can plug in his "universal" power supplies and devices
to 240 volts using his regular 120 volt 15 amp plugs.. Fairly common
practice among international travellers from North America.
On Mon, 20 Mar 2017 17:51:39 -0400, email@example.com wrote:
Good to know. I didn't think it was only me, but it was a better idea
than carrying 4 plug adapters, though I think I have 3 with me.
So far I haven't needed it because I've been charging the phone from
the computer port (and the earpiece from either the second half of a
Y-cable or after the phone is charged. The earpiece doesn't take
But now** I hooked up my USB speakers, which work really well, and
with the keyboard and the mouse and the charging cable, that's 4, 5 if
I want a flashdrive too, but I only have 3 ports. So I brought a USB
hub and sometimes it work fine and sometimes the mouse stops working
in it Maybe I'll buy another one of those, but it looked like a good
brand, "USB". What could be better than that?
**She also found me a thin-screen monitor which is bigger than what
the acer aspire one has, but it uses up one of the AC outlets. She
has a whole bunch of 3-in1 for AC plugs , but she lost them as soon as
she found them. Most of this is round pin, but the plug for the
monitor had rectangular pins. they were harder to push into the wall.
Maybe that is the solution, if I can find something like that.
She was has a plug adapter for both 110 and 220 volte plugs that she
couldn't push the plug from my computer into the adapter without my
doing it. This might be it! It 's good to have someone to talk this
Nothing you can insert in the plug will tighten it up. What country
and what style of 220 plug?? American extention cords, by and large,
are insulated to withstand a minimum of 300 volts -and many are rated
You need to rewire that whole place immediately. I can smell the wood
charring around those wires right now. Either begin rewiring IMMEDIATELY
(as in TODAY), or just toss a gallon of gasoline in that place along
with a lit match. The life you save may be your own, as well as that of
all your neighbors.
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