Travel Cords are Tangled Lome, Togo West Africa Monday, June 11, 2007
I have many electrical cords in my backpack, they become entangle and knotted, I search for simplicity.
I use one long extension cord, and I make all other cords short.
I have a 14-gauge special made extension cord that is lightweight but about 3 meters long, it will go across the room of most hotel rooms. A common problem is an electrical plug is high on the wall and I want to keep my electronics on the floor or lower.
I continually worry that I will put the computer on a shelf, then will trip over the cord pulling the computer off the shelf and destroying it. If possible, I sit electronics on the floor or in the middle of a bed.
Before I cut this great Sony AA Battery Charger cord off, Sony gave me enough cord to reach a high plug on the wall.
This is after I splice the cord; I am learning I need duct tape to cover the electrical tape. Normal electrical tape starts to separate in hot tropical areas. It is possible, I believe to just use duct tape, however difficult to find or purchase in the under-developed countries.
This uses less space and weight less. This is also a great way to change the male plug when a plug breaks or burns up.