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anothercricketfan
Post subject: what plugs?
PostPosted: 11:27 on 13th Sep 2012

Joined: 15:57 on 16th Jul 2012
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whats the plugs like in sri lanka? wanna take mobile and laptop so will need to charge at some point! cheers
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mattyk50
Post subject: Re: what plugs?
PostPosted: 11:31 on 13th Sep 2012

Joined: 22:53 on 12th Jan 2011
Posts: 121
I've stayed in one or two guest houses with UK plugs, but the majority don't

EVERY place I have stayed has supplied a complimentary adaptor though. and if you need more than one, they will be able to tell you where to get one for a couple if quid
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Big Harvey
Post subject: Re: what plugs?
PostPosted: 11:35 on 13th Sep 2012

Joined: 09:14 on 23rd Apr 2008
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Modern places usually have UK-style sockets.

In older budget places you often get European 2-pin style sockets and 3 round pin ones that I haven't seen anywhere else. If you don't have an adaptor for the latter type, European-style 2-pin plugs and adaptors can be usually be made to fit at a push. Pushing a match or similar into the "earth" hole releases the live and neutral holes, allowing a European style 2-pin plug or adaptor to be inserted. Although the pins on a European plug are too close together to go all the way in, they normally go far enough in to get a connection. Not that I'm suggesting that you do it, of course. I wouldn't want the men in powder-grey suits from Ambulance Chasers 4 U coming after me if something goes wrong! ;)
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anothercricketfan
Post subject: Re: what plugs?
PostPosted: 13:29 on 13th Sep 2012

Joined: 15:57 on 16th Jul 2012
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thanx friends. cant wait to go got a bit excited after keiswetter and butler went at the south africans last night!
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ThePondFence
Post subject: Re: what plugs?
PostPosted: 14:07 on 13th Sep 2012

Joined: 20:03 on 29th Jan 2011
Posts: 56
Big Harvey Wrote:
Modern places usually have UK-style sockets.

In older budget places you often get European 2-pin style sockets and 3 round pin ones that I haven't seen anywhere else. If you don't have an adaptor for the latter type, European-style 2-pin plugs and adaptors can be usually be made to fit at a push. Pushing a match or similar into the "earth" hole releases the live and neutral holes, allowing a European style 2-pin plug or adaptor to be inserted. Although the pins on a European plug are too close together to go all the way in, they normally go far enough in to get a connection. Not that I'm suggesting that you do it, of course. I wouldn't want the men in powder-grey suits from Ambulance Chasers 4 U coming after me if something goes wrong! ;)


I really do not know where you find the time to provide such accurate travel information for the masses. Fair play to you.
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Slightly Chilled
Post subject: Re: what plugs?
PostPosted: 10:37 on 24th Sep 2012

Joined: 11:12 on 15th Sep 2012
Posts: 8
There are new plug sockets that any plug can use for apart from round pins.
I own the Slightly Chilled Lounge Bar(Bamboo Garden) in Kandy and have fitted these in my place.
You can also buy an adaptor that wuld really help you traveleing around. Can find in any hardware or electrical store.
If you need help in Kandy buying one pop by and we can take a walk into town.
Regards
Michael
0771 887255
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