Nepal Electrical Outlets Kathmandu, Nepal Asia Saturday, January 20, 2007
The electrical plug on the end of my computer cord is not the problem when travelling the problems is the Hotel outlets, Hotel sockets, or the Hotel receptacles are bad.
In 95 percent of the cases, I can buy the converter needed to make my American slotted plug to work in the hotel, I can find many stores that will sell this converter for 50 cents US. However, I cannot go around changing outlets in Hotels.
The female receptacles of the plug outlets in Nepal may be the worst on the planet. I have not stayed in five hotels in Katmandu, and stayed enough times and long enough to believe they are exceptionally bad.
The problem: There is a loose fit, and the connection between the plug and the receptacles is almost always bad. There is an arcing or jumping of electricity between the prongs and the inside the plug.
Arcing or jumping of electricity is maybe my biggest fear for my computer. It is in my mind a type of power surge. To guarantee I always have a good connection is difficult.
I took a few photos, however I realize I need to take a part an electrical receptacles and show to really explain this, I will do later or soon. I am thinking I may just go buy the Nepal version of their receptacles and see why it seems always loose.
It is not good to have to move the plug around trying to get it to connect, I have a solution for this, by just inserting copper wires directly into the receptacles, yet this is not a solution for the electrical naive.
WHY Why Why is my Hotel plug so bad.
Think about it, 365 days a year, someone goes into a room and plugs in a cell phone, a radio, a TV, a computer, after this much usage the expanding receptacles of the plug become permanently expanded.