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Tip: Bring Your Own Power Strip When Traveling Abroad

Here’s a simple tip by photographer Benjamin Von Wong for traveling abroad: you can make recharging your devices overseas a breeze by building a charging station using a single power adapter and your own power strip.

(via DYIP)


 
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  • http://twitter.com/JohnMilleker John Milleker

    “Belkin Mini Surge Protector Dual USB Charger” – No cables, the plug rotates for those tricky, hard to reach power outlets in some hotels and has two USB ports on top for charging. It even comes with a plastic cover for the metal plug so you can toss it in your camera bag without worrying about scratching anything.

  • CJ

    Careful doing this.  I blew up (3) standard U.S. 120v surge protectors before I finally found one that would smoke when I plugged it into EUR 240v.  While in theory it works, too many cheap surge protectors are poorly made.  That said, I bet it works really well going the other direction.

  • CJ

    “wouldn’t”

  • http://www.FengLongPhoto.com/ Zachary Long

    I bring an “Outlets to Go” strip by Monster with me everywhere I travel and to weddings. Make a new friend at the airport and hotel power plugs are always hard to come by when you’ve got camera batteries everywhere after a day of shooting. The plug folds into itself so no dangling cords. The only “problem” is that it is grounded so you may need converters overseas.

    http://www.amazon.com/Outlets-To-Power-Strip-USB/dp/B0018MEBNG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1332264403&sr=8-1

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Daniel-Austin-Hoherd/576367461 Daniel Austin Hoherd

    Except that it doesn’t work with anything but 120v AC.

  • http://twitter.com/russianbox lloyd

    I always drive with the top down

  • amorasin

    i wouldn’t trust this. his hair looks like he’s been electrocuted a few too many times.

  • http://twitter.com/BenicioMurray Benicio Murray

    This is standard practice for a lot of regular travellers

  • Nick Nieto

    I do this too – makes keeping your devices charged way easier.