How to charge the laptop and smartphone abroad, if you forgot adapter




Last week I flew to London, where not only the traffic is not like other people, but also the outlet. I prudently got a special adapter with the British European socket and happily forgot them at home. I had to get out.
The first and most boring the best way to solve the problem – it is to come to the reception of the hotel and ask if they have the correct adapter, very often they are inherited from the former forgetful guests. If rent an apartment, ask the owner, experienced landlords buy multiple adapters for guests from other countries. In an extreme case, the adapter can be purchased at the local supermarket (usually at the cash register), but it would be too easy.
not, do not worry, there are a couple Life hacking, how to charge your gadgets in England, the United States or any other country with a non-standard sockets.

To charge your smartphone, tablet or other small gadgets you can use any USB port, which are now in the most unexpected places, for example, almost all new TVs.
Most often, the port is somewhere on the side, but can also be behind, above or below, be sure to find it not working. Keep in mind that some TVs must be enabled in order to start charging, and tablets, especially the new iPad, can be charged very slowly due to the small current in the TV’s USB port.
If you bring a MacBook or other laptop, then on the one hand it can be used to charge different gadgets via USB, but on the other for charging the computer itself will have to find a power outlet. But also here to help us come this unnecessary accessory of any hotel room with television. Sockets can be different in different countries, but in the power supply connectors often the same, so look for where the power cord connects to the TV and boldly (but carefully, there is a high voltage still) pull out of it.
Against the advice to use a shaver socket in the bathroom was not possible. Plug it went without problems, but it was charging, it is not, perhaps, in some hotels it works and I was just unlucky.

Remember that the best Life hacking for travel – it’s nothing to forget 🙂


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