What kind of Power cord is this?

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  1. AlanJohn
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    Its a power cord from my new Netbook ( Its a sony vaio X1 if your curius) And I need to now how to plug it in, because I MUST charge the battery ore else...!
     
  2. Gaz777

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    Looks like it could be a Type L (Italian) plug:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plug..._sockets#Type_L

    I could be wrong, but it looks the same.
    I'd guess you would need an adapter of some sort to use it in your country, or a compatible cable.
    Would have to be careful of voltage differences though.

    Was this imported or bought in your country?
     
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    Imported, I just noticed that the keyboard is in spanish... Yep... I looked at the adapter and it said that the input is 100-240 volts. So I think (or hope) that if I cut off the midle thingy than it can work with 220 volts...
     
  4. nando

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    you should also be concerned with polarity.
     
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    You need to buy a special wall plug that changes and regulates voltage you don't want to be sticking different country plugs with cut off prongs into wall sockets you will blow something up ( like the item or a fuse box ) or make a fire.
     
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    You need to be careful of voltage, frequency, and polarity. A lot of people forget about 50/60Hz.
     
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    The middle "thing" is the ground, it'd probably be better to get a replacement cable with the appropriate connector for your country rather than cutting off the ground.
     
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    Its just like a Type F only with the ground. And I'm also kinda cunfused, most electronics in europe use Type F's. My dad said that the last time he saw one of these were in th 90's. Why does sony go backwards in time?
     
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    This is a plug used around most of Europe. The countries I know that use them are Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Czech Republic and Austria. It will work, as long as you can fit the ground (the middle plug) in. If you can't fit it in, I suggest getting a new cable or just a plug converter (cost next to nothing, you can buy them from places like airports0
     
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    What Europe do you live in? Ive never seen these things :S

    The standard in Europe is the normal 2 pin
    We have our 3rd pin for grounding inside the socket
     
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    In every one of those countries, I've found those plugs and sockets. Most countries are switching to 2 pins (the Netherlands and Belgium have always used them AFAIK)
     
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    France Spain and Germany have them as well, I can vouch for that
     
  13. AlanJohn
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    I wish that 1 day the entire world will use only 1 type of plugs...
     
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    Tell that to the Electric/Power companies who distribute power on different voltages.
     
  15. Legaia

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    if you dont have a problem cut the cord you can do what i will teach,
    cut close to the plug and see the tree cords are inside this big one cord you will have to plug on the eletricy plug the two cords only the one for the left and the one for the right the cord from midle you can ignore i did this in my dell notebook cause he comes whit a similar plug, and i don't care about the plugs cause i'm an electrician
     
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    The one in midle is only an earth cable the input says 100 to 240 because the adapter is an bivolt you can use in 127 volts plug or in an 220 volts one
    about the earth cable there is no problem at all if you cut is out the reason this one is there is like this, it is a protection in case of an short circuit happens or in a strong storm and if an thunder fall close to your house but even so it depends if your house have or not and earth circuit
     
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    [​IMG] SO I WAS WRITE? YOU JUST NEED TO CUT OFF THAT THING RIGHT??