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Nice diagrams! Are you going to put in more soon? Here is a nice reference page for the plug configs. [1] Fuzheado 00:53, 1 Feb 2004 (EST)

What other countries are using 110V ? Wojsyl 05:09, 30 Jan 2005 (EST)


I don't believe it. Are there any laptops that require grounding ? Wojsyl 12:47, 1 Feb 2005 (EST)

I think what is meant is that some laptop PSU's come with a plug with a grounding pin, that will not fit in outlets, that are not grounded. Then you need an adaptor. --elgaard 13:52, 1 Feb 2005 (EST)
Still, seems weird. Have you seen a laptop PSU like this, where one could not simply replace the connecting cable with the plug ? Aren't we inventing things here ? Wojsyl 17:30, 1 Feb 2005 (EST)
I would have thought so until I got my new Dell, which indeed has a 3-pronged plug, connected to the PSU with a weird-ass proprietary cable. So evidently these exist. Jpatokal 22:23, 1 Feb 2005 (EST)
They certaily do. I am traveling now and had to go to K-mart and buy a 3->2 plug adapter so I would not have to use my laptop in the bathroom (which have grounded plugs). Danish grounded plugs also have a pin, and can need an adapter. Of course you could cut off the plug and mount a two-pin plug. But you might prefer to ground it when you can, or you employer do not approve , etc. --elgaard 04:34, 2 Feb 2005 (EST)


The italien diagram is misleading. The holes have a smaller diameter, which mean they cannot be used with all plugs that would work in the "continental Europe" outlets. --elgaard 22:48, 31 Jul 2005 (EDT)


The Israel diagram is also misleading. In 90 % of israel sockets, the two holes have semi-circular form, alowing them to be used with the "continental Europe" outlets. --jarondl 15:19, 2 Oct 2006 (IST)