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    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
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    I'm taking a trip to bon air to go windsurfing and I noticed that their power outlets are :

    125 volt 50 cycle outlet

    While the ones where I live (Georgia, USA) are

    110 volt 60 cycle

    Do you think I'll have trouble plugging in my laptop?
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    Just buy an adapter and you'll be find



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    Where are you? The 125 volt is ok... I guess, The 50 cycle is not... I think

    I never heard of a place that runs like that.
    Last edited by Ariel_001; 01-13-2005 at 04:36 PM.

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    Where is this "bon air" you speak of?

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    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
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    Small Island 50 miles to the east of Aruba

    Here's a map:

    For those of you no familiar, the Caribbean Sea is between the SouthEastern part North America and the NorthEastern part of South America.

    I miss the days of random nut '03
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    So it's Bonaire and not 'Bon Air' eh? You might want to find out where you're going exactly. Could be walking into Castro's holiday inn.

    And people wonder sometimes when we find it hard to help them

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    there outlets will most likely be different if it's a different voltage\cycles so you'll end up needing an adaptor anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lightshow
    Small Island 50 miles to the east of Aruba

    Here's a map:

    For those of you no familiar, the Caribbean Sea is between the SouthEastern part North America and the NorthEastern part of South America.

    Oh. Bonaire.

    Electricity

    127 volt, 50 cycle. 220 volt is also available at some resorts. Most U.S. appliances will work, however a bit hotter. Dive shops and resorts have stations for guest use for charging camera batteries, etc. It is recommended that you use them to avoid damage to delicate equipment.
    bonaire-travelguide
    Last edited by Virtualbody1234; 01-13-2005 at 12:06 AM.

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    in curacao (also part of the Dutch Antilles, as i Bonaire (Bon Air, lol)) they had 110 volts (also some 220/230 v outlets)

    are you sure Bonaire has 125v/60Hz? cause maybe thats just Bon Air where they have that (wherever the hell that may be)

    and if they do have a different voltage, a little lower is ok, but higher will kill your equipment (my dad had a (cheap) 230v power drill that he used in the uk (240v) and it died after 3 hours, i woudnt take that sorta risk with something as delicate as your laptop)

    now the 60 hertz shouldnt be a problem, since it will be converted to DC anyway......



    but euhhhmmmmmm, one question though: your going to Bonaire (or bon air)......... SO WHY THE FUCK TAKE YOUR LAPTOP WITH YOU?????? lol
    Last edited by Storm; 01-13-2005 at 12:08 AM.

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    lightshow's Avatar Asleep at the wheel
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    Thanks guys. And I bring my laptop so I can dump all the digital pictures I take from my digital camera. Then go back out and take more.
    I miss the days of random nut '03
    Click for more activation options, then activate by telephone. Run the keygen.
    if I call them, aren't they going to get me? (you know, down there)

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