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Need help with a plug for a Xmas pressent?

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Unsure if I put in correct area if I haven't please feel free to move

I've bought this http://www.amazon.com/Interactive-Toy-Concept-Spi-Helicopter/dp/B008BY1S62/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385466749&sr=8-1&keywords=wi-spi+helicopter

As a Christmas pressent but it's got the USA plug

The two prongs with little bumps on them

I need to find a adapter either like this

http://www.amazon.com/Ceptics-Grounded-Universal-Plug-Adapter/dp/B0080R95XI/ref=pd_sim_sbs_e_3

Or like this

http://www.beststuff.co.uk/store/HQ-100-Watt-Step-Down-Voltage-Converter.htm

But I'm not sure which one is the best one for it?

The step down is available in the uk so not to bad money wise but the grounded adapter I can't seem to find in the uk only USA and it's £5.00 plus £30.00 shipping just for a plug :-(

I know some of you in here are from the USA or have products from there and live in the UK so I'm asking for your help?

I need to get ASAP as like I said its for Christmas

And if I got to buy from the USA it's gotta be sooner rather than later

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I don't know anything about electrics lol that's why I asked in here lol

If I get the wrong one I'd blow it sky high and it would be a very expensive orniment

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A random thought; A holiday convertor would be the cheaper option surely. Like the ones we use when going on holiday?

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I'd say the converter is the better option, considering the device will be using a 110 Volts. Where with the adapter, i feel you could be taking a bit of a gamble with our 220/240 volt system.

 

As you don't want a dissapointing Xmas over a couple of quid more, seing that you've already stepped intil the unusal realm already...

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The is this

 

http://www.amazon.com/Universal-Power-Strip-Outlets-Protector/dp/B00B7NE91U/ref=pd_sim_e_4

 

and yes that is a Circuit Breaker so you will not be blowing it up.[/size]

Think I'm Gonna go with the step down converter one as only need the one ;-)

Plus the one in the UK will only cost me 24.00 including postage

If I buy from over seas it will be around £30 just for postage

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I'd say the converter is the better option, considering the device will be using a 110 Volts. Where with the adapter, i feel you could be taking a bit of a gamble with our 220/240 volt system.

 

As you don't want a dissapointing Xmas over a couple of quid more, seing that you've already stepped intil the unusal realm already...

:-)

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A random thought; A holiday convertor would be the cheaper option surely. Like the ones we use when going on holiday?

 

That was my thought too

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ONLY if the power supply is dual voltage, and my sis is daft so she doesn't know where to look to find out  :Happy_32:

 

If it's single voltage, and most of those plug in power supplies are, it will go with a pop as soon as it's plugged into the UK mains  :Cool_32:

 

As for the "grounded adaptor", that just means it has to have an earth pin, it's nothing to do with connections.

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When you do the first charge use a surge protector if you can a lot of 4 gang plugs have this now

better the surge protector go than the home Circuit Breaker or fuse box

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When you do the first charge use a surge protector if you can a lot of 4 gang plugs have this now

better the surge protector go than the home Circuit Breaker or [/size]fuse box

The trouble with that item is it's not in the UK cobra :-(

That would cost me around £50 and it's £50 I can't really afford

I'm hoping the one I listed at start from the UK will work?

I've posted the manual for the wi spi hoping anybody can find what's needed for voltage requirements for changing it to work in the UK

I have to get ASAP and if I have to buy over seas at the USA it's going to take weeks to post off to me so may not get here for Xmas

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they sell them ones at computer shows and you can use any 4 gang that as surge protectsion

 

have a look at this

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-Surge-Master-1-Way-Cube/dp/B0001GYNJC/ref=sr_1_sc_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1385775063&sr=8-1-spell&keywords=surge+protectsion

 

or the is this 4 gang one

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-SurgeMaster-4-Way-1m-Cable/dp/B00009RIP3/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&qid=1385775170&sr=8-25&keywords=gang+plug

 

you will still need the converter/adapter.

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Just had a look

You don't need one but it will be better/safe if you used one.

 

Can you post all text thats on the U.S plug (you don't need to do any symbols as i know what they will be anyway)

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It says

Switching power supply

Model - TLO1C - 050100U

Input : 100-240V-50/60Hz 0. 32A MAX

Output : 5V - 1000mA

That's what the two pin plug for interactive helecopter says on it

If that's what you need?

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It says

Switching power supply

Model - TLO1C - 050100U

Input : 100-240V-50/60Hz 0. 32A MAX

Output : 5V - 1000mA

That's what the two pin plug for interactive helecopter says on it

If that's what you need?

 

OK, it's safe with a simple adaptor, you don't need a voltage converter.

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OK, it's safe with a simple adaptor, you don't need a voltage converter.

Lol you haven't told me if the converter will run it ok bro

The converter came today in post

I kneed to know weather to wrap it up or not lol :-S

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You can still use that converter but a simple £2  adapter will do the job too

 

It's the bit that Say's Input : 100-240V that we were looking for.

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You can still use that converter but a simple £2  adapter will do the job too

 

It's the bit that Say's Input : 100-240V that we were looking for.

Okey dokey can wrap them at last lol phew!

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