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#204379 - 05/01/20 12:04 PM availbility of electrical power at towns
the-gr8t-waldo Online   content
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Registered: 01/16/11
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for my next P.C.T section(s) hike, I'd like to try guthook/cellphone instead of my dedicated G.P.S, for electronic navigation .. this requires me to take a "power brick- which will force me to use available e.power( typical 110vac-wall outlets) at stops along the way. and I want to ask those in the know if carrying a "plug in converter"(typically a plug in cube that has a usb outlet built into it. is this even necessary? these days with heightened reliance on electronics at stops a USB outlets will, already be in place in place since it seems most hikers carry a lot of electronics, these days. this should allow me to avoid carrying plug in cube voltage converter at home. not a great weight savings, but, something to help offset the weight gain of the cellphone along with power brick over battery GPS I currently carry.


Edited by the-gr8t-waldo (05/01/20 12:09 PM)

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#204384 - 05/02/20 04:58 PM Re: availbility of electrical power at towns [Re: the-gr8t-waldo]
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I would not count on usb plugs being ubiquitous. They are pretty common bedside at nice hotels, but I wouldn't count on it at small motels in the back country and certainly not outside a motel (restaurants, gas station).

*edit: I saw advice somewhere that suggested having a small splitter in case more people are trying to use an outlet than plugs available.

Something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Extender-TESSAN-A...0NsaWNrPXRydWU=


Edited by BZH (05/02/20 05:01 PM)

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