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#a171 :: Step-down transformer

August 2, 2008

ENLARGEElectricity surges out of British outlets at a blistering 220 volts – too powerful for western computers.

While I’m blogging this from my Mac G4 laptop – a 6-year-old bulletproof box with a trim little power transformer built right in – my other work laptop (a Dell) requires a separate transformer to tame London voltage down to a palatable 110 volts.

This thick brick does the job, site but at 5 pounds it’s so heavy it falls out of the outlet without me resting it on an updended drink glass on the floor for support. What the hell, it works, and at $25, not too bad a deal.

Plus, you could brain someone with it if need be.

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