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hellofaniceguy



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 23, 2003 5:10 pm    Post subject: electricity adapters Reply with quote

I have a discman and a digital camera from Canada, both of them plug in to get charged. I brought an package of adapters with me, but they say they are only good for adapting the plug not the voltage, has anyone successfully used an adapter who can tell me where to get one?
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The Donkey



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 12:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I bought an adaptor at Yongsan Electronics market. Cost me all of 3,000 won. I am assuming that you want the voltage to go from 220 out of the wall to 110 for your camera and charger. Might want to explain what you want to a korean teacher and have them write it down for you. Then go to the market and ask around. Anything over 5,000 won and you are being ripped off. Also, the converter I got was for minimum watts and about 5 inches long by 3 inches wide by 3 inches high. The bigger converters are for higher watted things, like TVs and Microwaves. But the smaller one will do for you.
Good luck
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LiquidSunshine



Joined: 31 Mar 2003

PostPosted: Thu Apr 24, 2003 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

and bring your charger with you to make sure it fits in the plug. Wink
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IconsFanatic



Joined: 19 Jan 2003

PostPosted: Fri Apr 25, 2003 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I had one heck of an adventure trying to find one.

I'll give you the shorter version of the story: I went to a Home Plus with a Korean friend. We went into the electronics section, and she asked if they had 'em. The lazy-arse worker (there's about 10x too many employees at all Korean chain stores) said they didn't have 'em. I went back to do general shopping the next weekend, and wouldn't you know it... they had 'em, just in a different section. They employees were are BLOODY USELESS!

Anyway, they're not easy to find. I thought they'd be a small little attachment you'd put on the end of a plug. Nope. They're huge: about a cubic foot, and they weigh A FREAKING TON.

Enjoy. Very Happy
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The Donkey



Joined: 21 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Icon,
Look up at my first post.
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hellofaniceguy



Joined: 10 Jan 2003
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 27, 2003 5:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks for the info. guys! I did as you suggested and asked my Korean coworker to write down what I was looking for. Being the excessively kind person she is, she first called her father for advice, turns out he has one he's not using and is going to 'lend' it to me for my year here!
Cheers everyone!
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sunlit



Joined: 14 Apr 2003
Location: Ilsan

PostPosted: Mon Apr 28, 2003 12:16 am    Post subject: converter adapters Reply with quote

there are also products that have converters and adapters all in one package.

Samsonite "Royal Traveller" Converter Adaptor Set
Includes 1600-watt converter and 4 adaptor plugs

Proctor-Silex 10082 Foreign Travel Voltage Converter and Adaptor Set

http://www.onlybatteries.com/showitem.asp?ItemID=11066.35
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