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Laptop has 3-prong cord, house has 2-prong recept. adapter safe?

Will useing the laptop with a power cord adapter cause problems? We travel between different homes and alot of them have two prong recepticals and the laptops are three prong plugs. do we need to worry about reverse polarity?

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Yes ... If I am going to plug in my $1500.00 laptop in to an outlet, I wait to charge or run, not cook. I don't know how you feel about that. Are you a USA resident? Are you using 110 VAC or 220 VAC? Plug your laptop in only if the power is known to you.

The best way to overcome this problem is to have an electrician update at least one outlet in each of your different homes to the standard, three prong plug, which was established in the USA more 40 years ago.

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