Street Tech Travel Tip: Finding Your Outlet

Street Techie Andrew Plumb writes:

One big challenge when traveling is finding enough power adapters to plug your 120-240VAC compatible devices into.

Then it suddenly hit me – I needed a power bar! …but good luck traveling light with a full-size bar. Instead, I picked up one of these medium-duty, multi-outlet extension cords. You want something reasonably heavy-gauge, since technically, it’s not designed for 240VAC. This cable is 14 Gauge, 15A, 125V; much heavier than most of the extended-voltage device cables I’m plugging into it, so quite safe.

It fits comfortably in my laptop backpack and is flexible enough to redirect socket-access from many a cramped hotel room outlet.