Re: [106attendees] Power strips ?

Dave Lawrence <> Thu, 21 November 2019 10:50 UTC

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Loa Andersson writes:
> I counted in Collyer, there are at least 70, if we need to have strips
> for 5-6 mayor countries that will be close 400, we have more than 10
> meeting rooms that brings the number of strips to 4000.
> The example did cost of 20 USD, a total of 80 kUSD, which I think would
> have an impact on the meeting fee,

This is a small point because no one is actually shopping for this
right now, but note that you don't actually need 4000ish strips based
on 70 * 5-6 countries [receptable types] * 10, because you only need
enough for one receptacle type then one adapter per chain to be sure
the start of the chain can plug in.

You can get 1000 4-plug universal power strips -- with customized
logo! -- on Alibaba right now at $3,500 for the them all (plus
a pretty sizable shipping charge, since I don't have Alibaba Prime).
Looks like the adapter for the wall/floor would run another $7 each for
250.  Between the strips and the adapters, that's under $10,000. 

Now this isn't a real procurement request, of course.  If it were
pursued we'd want to be sure they were solid, robust products that
could keep working through the use and abuse of their duty/transport
cycle.  It is illustrative though that the price in general should be
a fair bit more reasonable than 80k USD, and is easily in the realm
where asking someone to sponsor such a thing isn't a shockingly large
request.  I do wonder how it balances against whatever we pay hotels
for the privilege of their strips.