Re: [106attendees] Power strips ?

Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de> Thu, 21 November 2019 10:00 UTC

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From: Toerless Eckert <tte@cs.fau.de>
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Subject: Re: [106attendees] Power strips ?
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On Thu, Nov 21, 2019 at 05:06:01PM +0800, Ole Jacobsen wrote:
> The universal power strips are both legal and common in most of Asia. The ???best??? ones have a power tail plugin for the part that goes to the wall, so you carry the strip plus local power cable. We got a bunch of these for APRICOT years ago and shipped them from venue to venue along with our routers an WiFi kit.
> 
> But, honestly, personal one-port adapters work just fine. I don???t really see a need to
> burden the secretariat with more stuff.

I was hope we could simply attach them to the network gear shipment,
where they shoud be a minor part and then let whoever installs the
power-strips into meeing rooms these day use those poewr strips.
Aka: this shouldn't involve secretariat.

Cheers
    Toerless

> These adapters (UK version shown) are my personal favorites. They have a universal ???face??? and localized plug PLUS a splitter for US/EU:
> 
> AC POWER TRAVEL ADAPTER PLUG FOR UNITED KINGDOM UK ENGLAND IRELAND SCOTLAND MALAYSIA HONG KONG / WITH DUAL PLUG-IN PORTS AND SURGE PROTECTION / GROUNDED
> 
>  https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00349OSOS/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_GkL1Db3C8WQ7V
> 
> 
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> > On 21 Nov 2019, at 15:15, Barry Leiba <barryleiba@computer.org> wrote:
> > 
> > ???
> >> 
> >> I suspect venue isn???t going to allow power strips that aren???t approved in their country.
> >> Too much legal and safety risks for them.
> >> 
> >> To me this would create a lot  of complexity and cost for the secretariat and the IETF.
> >> Not really warranted.  My plug adapters work fine.
> > 
> > As I noted, ICANN does it, and it works.  We could find out from them
> > what sorts of costs and approvals are involved, but they don't seem to
> > have problems with their not being allowed.
> > 
> > Barry
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