UK Electronic appliances in Argentina techie question

cocteauuk

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Hi All,

I'm moving to Cordoba in March from London and being a web designer I have a lot of electronic stuff that I've to take with me for work.

I was thinking about buying an extension lead like this one and getting a travel adaptor to plug it to the wall.

Is this a safe option or am I going to blow up the house?

I have a Macbook Pro, can anyone think about anything I need to get beforehand.

Thanks!

Mauricio
 

keech

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Hey Mauricio,
That should sort you out fine,just make sure it has a surge protector.Anything you think you might need or want on the electrics side bring with you, most electronic goods cost way more down here.Cameras,routers,printers,speakers etc.

Keith
 

mini

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That's what we do with our appliances. I changed out the plug at the end of the extension instead of using an adapter. I've had no problems with this so far & it's been over a year.
 

keech

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Almost forgot, buy your travel adaptor plug in the uk,decent quality ones are hard to find here and are often a fraction of a millimeter too small for Irish/uk plugs and have a tendency to crack.
 

tangobob

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Basically, your Macbook will have it's own surge protecion built in, you have nothing to worry about. That said a little extra protection at that price, if it gives you peace of mind, well a few less grey hairs won't go amis.
And of course you only have one plug to change.
 

cocteauuk

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Thanks everybody, after reading keech's comment my wife is thinking about taking the toaster, microwave and iron with us!

I took a look at the argentinean Mac site and they are charging 649 pesos (£100) for a bloody cable that costs £45 here, ridiculous!

So I'll get a couple of the surge protected extensions and at least 7 convertors!

Thanks all again!
 

orwellian

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cocteauuk said:
Thanks everybody, after reading keech's comment my wife is thinking about taking the toaster, microwave and iron with us!
Toaster and iron yeah, but microwave is probably not a very good idea.
 

unstuck

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You can get a current stabilizer pretty cheap here which I think is better than a surge protector:



you just need a little plug adaptor to plug it in to this, which, I agree with Keech, you should buy in the UK because the ones here a poor quality
 
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