Q&A: Is it safe to use a travel mains adaptor on a 4-way power board?

Question by Simon: Is it safe to use a travel mains adaptor on a 4-way power board?
I’m visiting Australia from the UK, and have a travel power adaptor to fit local plugs. This works fine for individual items, but I also brought a UK 4-way extension board and was wondering if I can use this with the board going into the wall using the single travel adaptor? Am just worried that these adaptors might not be equipped to pass through multiple power demands? The items to plugin include a PC.

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Answer by Zarn
WHAT? No, a travel adapter is NOT designed for that kind of power load. Anything more than 60W or so will likely be both a shock and a fire hazard.

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Cavalry moving forward
singles travel

Image by National Library of Scotland
Group of cavalrymen, France, during World War I. This image shows a number of cavalrymen travelling in single file. They are winding their way across a flat expanse of grass-covered land, with little or no track. All of the men are wearing steel helmets and are heavily laden with equipment. The horses are also carrying packs.

It is possible this photograph was taken during the 2nd Battle of Arras, April-May 1917. A major Allied offensive, the 2nd Battle of Arras was deemed a success by Allied commanders, particularly for the capture of the strategically important Vimy Ridge. It will also be remembered, however, for the heavy casualties suffered by both sides.

[Original reads: 'OFFICIAL PHOTOGRAPH TAKEN ON THE BRITISH WESTERN FRONT IN FRANCE. Attack south of Arras. Cavalry moving forward.']


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