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May 30, 2010 at 12:48 PM
And buying locally is good for the local economy too. Presumably the organisation were unable to locally source a generator at short notice so brought in their own.
Tip: Most modern electronic equipment (personal computers, laptops, chargers etc) can cope with the voltage/frequency differences. For any plug differences, take a distribution strip and just change the plug (adaptors are unreliable) for a local one.
Sure, for basic electrical equipment (fans, kettles) there'd be a voltage problem. But you're saying the fans were sourced locally and powered via converters. Not sure why the fan didn't work in the repaired building then. If the plug was the problem I'm sure you could strip the wires and hold them in with matchsticks - standard practice here in Asia and probably Haiti too! Or employ a Punkawallah :)
May 30, 2010 at 10:17 AM
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