Safety Awareness: Reverse Travel Adaptor Usage

Published in the Research School of Physics Event Horizon
Vol46 Issue26 5–9 July 2021

Do NOT use travel adaptors that don’t have an earth connection.

When using a travel adaptor, please ensure the following;

  • The travel adaptor MUST have an earth connection
  • The travel adaptor MUST be in good quality condition
  • The travel adaptor rating MUST be at least 230volts – 250volts @ 10A – This should be marked on the casing somewhere.
  • The travel adaptor must have an Australian State or Territory Approval Mark. E.g. N/00345, Q/12356, V/24512

Further guidance on electrical appliance safety refer to:
Procedure: Electrical safety management

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