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Mark Atwood
Impressions of the inside of Auckland International
Fewer accents than there were at the international departures terminal at LAX

Very warm and humid.

All the power outlets have individual breaker switches. Local code? Or just for the airport?

My phone doesn't work here. I had thought that my SIM was set up for international roaming. Will have to get that fixed.
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zsero From: zsero Date: January 16th, 2009 06:26 pm (UTC) (Link)
Switches for each outlet is standard in Australia, and has been for at least 40 years. I assume the same is true in NZ. I have no idea whether it's actually required by some regulation, or it's just How Things Are Done, just like having switches go down for on and up for off, the opposite of the USA convention.
errolwi From: errolwi Date: January 16th, 2009 08:29 pm (UTC) (Link)
Seeing a outlet without a switch wouldn't shock me, but it would be unusual. The switch 'direction' may have started as How Things Are Done, but now a 'wrong' switch needs clear signage.
mauser From: mauser Date: January 16th, 2009 11:25 pm (UTC) (Link)
That sounds similar to British wiring. I think the brits tend to have a fuse built into the massive appliance plugs they have.
akicif From: akicif Date: January 17th, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC) (Link)
Yes, and yes. I think the in-plug fuses are a result of us having 240v at 50Hz rather than 120/60.
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