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01-05-2013, 07:23 PM - 1 Like   #1
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Reducing cable clutter: Duck head 2-prong adapter

I have various electronics that come with battery chargers that require a 2-prong "double barrel" or "figure 8" cable (see attached photo of cable). It's a pet peeve of mine having to pack/store/find that cable in addition to the AC adapter. I've found that the "duck head" adapters commonly used for Apple power adapters works well. There are other manufacturers that also employ duck head adapters, it's just that the Apple duck heads are the cheapest and most widely available at this time.

Here are some examples. I bought the Ebay one. Search for "duck head" adapter or charger.

US AC Power Adapter Wall Plug Duck Head Charger for Apple iBook G3 G4 A1036 45W | eBay Apple Mac AC Power Adapter US Wall Plug Duck Head for iBook/iPhone/iPod: Computers & Accessories

It works fine on the K-01 charger as well as an old Panasonic Lumix's charger. The duck head doesn't line up completely flush with the back of the charger but it doesn't matter. The prongs are plenty long enough to make contact in the AC outlet. Speaking of prongs, it's handy that they fold up into the duck head to reduce space and scraping against other items in the camera bag.

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01-05-2013, 07:47 PM   #2
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Nice find. I just got the 2 K-5 battery + folding prong charger package for $19 and am happy with it. That's a nice alternative for $3.10 shipped in the US though.

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