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Old September 12th, 2006, 09:52 AM
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Default Extension Cord / Power Strip...

People have mentioned this as well, but no one has said why?

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Old September 12th, 2006, 09:54 AM
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Hi krunch,

There are limited wall sockets to plug anything into. Some people bring their own hair dryers, curling irons and things like that so the extension cords are used for that.
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Necessary to plug in multiple items: electric clock, camera battery recharger, cell phone recharger (is necessary), my DH C-Pap machine for sleep apnea.... There is only one outlet, so if forgotten, they won't have to turn the ship around , but it is nice to not have to play musical plug.

We haven't remembered to take one before, but it is high on my list of things to pack for this next trip.
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Just returned from the Ecstasy....there was one outlet in the restroom located above the sink, kinda in the light fixture....well, being only 5', I couldn't reach the outlet...and if I were to use it for hair dryer/curling iron, then I was taking more time when someone else could be showering (we were 4 in our cabin). There is also an outlet near the desk/bed but those were the only ones we found. The power strip came in handy to leave a small night glow light plugged in, charger for the 2way radios, curling iron, etc. That is one of the things that will be packed on any future cruise....and my boyfriend thought I was taking everything but the kitchen sink!
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Thanx everyone, that's what I expected, but just wanted to confirm.

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I have a powerstrip that I use just for cruising. The cord itself is 12' and I usually run it from the desk area (mirror) to beside the couch ( or to and) along the side of bed. From ther I can use a dropcord or plug into the powerstrip. I usually take some duct tape and secure cord to carpet. To prevent tripping hazzard.
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Now I notice that you guys are saying "Power Strip" I visualize a "Power Bar" is this just a termininology thing or is there something you are referring to that's even stammer than a power bar that packs in luggage better?

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EXAMPLE POWERSTRIP


The one I have is a 6 way.
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Looks a little slimmer to the power bar I was referring to, but slimmer, but that plug design in that thing is not the North American standard 110/120V. Do I need something with weird plugs for a cruise ship?

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Looks a little slimmer to the power bar I was referring to, but slimmer, but that plug design in that thing is not the North American standard 110/120V. Do I need something with weird plugs for a cruise ship?

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ok, cool, must just be the pic you posted because that's not a 110/120 plug design.

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ok, cool, must just be the pic you posted because that's not a 110/120 plug design.

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It was to give you an idea what I was talking about.
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Cool, all clear now. Thanx.

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Wal-mart sells a smaller 3 plug version that is lighter and more compact. Basically a lamp cord with about a 4 inch oval 3 plug adapter. I wouldn't use it for a curling iron or hair dryer but works great for battery chargers and clocks.
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there was one outlet in the restroom located above the sink, kinda in the light fixture....well, being only 5', I couldn't reach the outlet...
The outlets in the bathrooms are generally only for shavers or other things that don't use a lot of voltage. If you tried to use a hair dryer or curling iron, etc., in this outlet it probably wouldn't work or might ruin your appliance!
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I've now added a powerstrip to all my vacations, not just cruises.

We were recently at a timeshare in Orlando, FL. The place had 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, dining room and a kitchen.

With one outlet in each room, we had chargers going everywhere!
Between us we had: 3 cell phones, one digital camera, one camcorder, 2 Ipods, 1 portable DVD player, 1 PDA and 1 PSP (portable playstation).

It was nothing short of a miracle that I didn't leave anything behind.

When you have a powerstrip, everything is in one place and much easier to keep track of.

That's my tip of the day!
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Quote:
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Quote:
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there was one outlet in the restroom located above the sink, kinda in the light fixture....well, being only 5', I couldn't reach the outlet...
The outlets in the bathrooms are generally only for shavers or other things that don't use a lot of voltage. If you tried to use a hair dryer or curling iron, etc., in this outlet it probably wouldn't work or might ruin your appliance!
Just a clarification. It is not voltage, but amperage.
The voltage stays the same at 110 VAC, but depending on the appliance the amperage (current) will vary.

The Watt is equal to the voltage expressed in volts times the current expressed in amperes:

P = U ยท I

So high amperage devices have higher Watts than less current drawing units.
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We took a power strip, but now I wish I would have taken the converter box that makes two plugs into six. Having the cord and the power strip lay on the desk made for a very messy area.
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