hams on classiccmp

Roy J. Tellason rtellason at verizon.net
Thu Jan 22 11:12:40 CST 2009

On Wednesday 21 January 2009 07:43:36 am Gordon JC Pearce MM3YEQ wrote:
> On Wed, 2009-01-21 at 06:37 -0500, Roy J. Tellason wrote:
> > Of the two laptops here,  I have one of each of those,  this Sony having
> > the two-pin variant and the Dell I was using before that having the
> > three-pin variant.  At one point I had the Dell with me but not the cord
> > (and the battery on that one is unusable) and I had no difficulty in
> > finding one to use.
> "Figure 8" leads will fit "cloverleaf" sockets anyway, at a pinch.
> Since the PSU is double-insulated it makes no difference whether the
> earth is connected.
> This has saved one IBM techie at least from embarrassment after turning
> up with the adaptor but not the cloverleaf lead for his thinkpad at an
> important talk...
> Gordon

Well,  yeah,  but I didn't own this Sony at the time,  unfortunately...  :-)

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