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Best price I have seen for a home hub new, might be wrong.
Not bad! I paid slightly more for my brand new unwanted gift one on TradeMe
Oh this is USA version so needs a plug adapter.
Does it have its own plug pack transformer, or does it plug in via a figure 8 lead?
Plug in transformer. It's a really unusual voltage (16.5V) as well so hard to find an alternative 3rd party PSU.
So you'll be pretty much stuck with a plug adapter.
I usually use pliers to bend the USA straight pins to the NZ pin angle.
Sounds sketch since it won't be flush with the faceplate.
just buy a bunch of adapters on Ebay or AliExpress, they're like $1 each.
While you're at it buy some smoke detectors as well.
Found some safer adapters on AliExpress not it won't let me share the link. I've used them before they have 3 pins and have the proximal half of the pin insulated.
Really keen to know what this link is.. as I've been looking for quality adaptors on AliExpress. Can you post it on Geekzone in the Deals section and link from here?
@universe: These are the "less sketchy" adaptors I use, I've seen these exact ones on sale at Mitre 10. Only US/UK to AU however.
They're very similar to the ones sold at PB Tech and JB Hifi.
And this is the one I use for EU appliances, it has a Schuko ground contact.
jedmeister you are right As long as it says 110 - 240 v It is much safer than any eBay or Aliexpress uncertified adapter. These cheap Power adapters have very little power separation and lead to a nasty shock or fire.Not to mention the wrong voltage .
Using a US to NZ plug adaptor as avantime and kiwijunglist suggested is not is going to affect the voltage anymore than bending the pins. Even if you're worried the contacts or connections are so poor they'll lead to a large voltage drop, there's no guarantee you bending the pins is going to be any better. I agree it would be a bad idea to use a power adaptor from eBay/AliExpress but no one else seems to have suggested that.
That said, while I have used some of the US to NZ plug adaptors fron eBay in the past, you're probably better off buying a decent one for $5-10 from a local retailer. Especially if you have kids or other people who may not take care when plugging in or removing the plugs. Also some of the plug adaptors are poorly made enough (or made to some other standard like the Chinese one) that the pin angle isn't quite right which often means over time it damages the socket it's plugged in to and even properly made NZ plugs no longer fit as firmly as they should. (Of course you're likely to get it even worse if you bend the pins yourself.)
Technically of course you aren't supposed to use travel adaptors for permanent connections like that. But if you think that bending the pins of a US plug is any more compliant, you have another think coming.
He is not talking about pins or adapters. He is talking about 3rd party cheap/uncertified ac-dc PSU from China
Wonder what this means
*This product may not support the functions of smart home control and local radio channels in regions outside the United States
I would have thought it should be possible to change location fairly easily, but perhaps not?
That's just a generic statement. It's fine. WiFi and Bluetooth are the same for both countries.
It used to be that Google Home and Amazon Echo could only work inside the US. The trick then was to use the American Samoa & US Marshall Islands timezones to get the calendar and clock functions working.
Thanks, ordered one. Never heard of Tobydeals before, but they take Paypal, so that's insurance enough for me.