Posted 2023-08-08 | Back to blog index
Here's your periodic reminder about how cursed Japanese wiring is.
This is an official, standard Apple power cable that shipped with a MacBook.
In case you're curious how you connect that to the wall...
Bouns Round: This power strip, made by a reputable Japanese company, sold at brick and mortar electronics stores, and with PSE (product safety electrical) marking
And you can be sure this is not some design mistake, it is literally advertised for this purpose!
They're still for sale, totally legally. Apparently they've been so popular that since I bought mine, they've also introduced a range with built-in USB ports! https://www.sanwa.co.jp/product/syohin?code=TAP-SLIMSW8-1
I recalled a few more fantastically handy Japanese power strips
I just found the motherlode of ground pin adapter plugs!
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