Multi-Nation Travel Converter
(273-1413)                 Operation                  Faxback Doc. # 38481


Most AC-powered electronic devices sold in the US/Canada have an AC plug
with two flat blades and operate with 110/120 volts AC power.  Other
countries use different AC outlet arrangements and AC power voltages.  The
RadioShack Multi-Nation Travel Converter lets you adapt to local power
systems and use your electronic devices worldwide.

Caution:  Use this converter with electronic devices that have a power 
          rating of less than 1600 watts, such as hair dryers, irons,
          electric curlers, heating pads, electric blankets, steamers,
          manicure sets, heaters, hot shavers, toasters, lamps, and food/
          bottle warmers.

Warning:  This converter is not for continuous use.

OPERATION

1.  Check the AC voltage and outlet style you are going to use.  Then set
    up the converter as required.

    For two round holes (Europe and the Middle East):

    Use a flat-blade screwdriver or other flat object to push out the 
    adapter plug marked EUROPE-M.EAST from the back of the converter until
    it clicks into place.  The latch between the plugs locks automatically.

Note:

Press the latch together and push the adapter plug back after use.

    For two parallel flat holes (the Philippines and Thailand):

    Slide the two locks on the sides all the way up, then push out the
    adapter plug marked BRAZIL-JAPAN AUSTRALIA from the back of the
    converter until it stops.  Turn the two blades parallel to match the
    AC outlet holes.  Slide the two locks down to lock the adapter plug in
    place.

Caution:  Even though this adapter plug is labeled BRAZIL-JAPAN AUSTRALIA,
          do not use this setup in Brazil, Japan, or Australia.

Note:

Slide the two locks up, then push the adapter plug back after use.

    For two angled flat holes (Australia and New Zealand):

    Slide the two locks on the sides all the way up, then push out the
    adapter plug marked BRAZIL-JAPAN AUSTRALIA from the back of the
    converter until it stops.  Turn the two blades to the angle that
    matches the AC outlet holes.  Slide the two locks down to lock the
    adapter plug in place.

Caution:  Even though this adapter plug is labeled BRAZIL-JAPAN AUSTRALIA,
          do not use this setup in Brazil or Japan.

Note:

Slide the two locks up, then push the adapter plug back after use.

    For three rectangular holes (England, Africa, Singapore, and Hong Kong):

    Slide the two locks on the sides all the way down, then push out the
    adapter plug marked ENGLAND-AFRICA from the back of the converter until
    it stops.  Slide the ground pin on top forward.  Push the two locks up
    to lock the adapter plug in place.

Note:

To push the ground pin back after use, push down and slide the plastic tab
on top backwards.

2.  Plug the converter into the AC wall outlet.  The red lamp lights.

3.  Plug the electronic device into the AC outlet on the converter and turn
    on the device.

Notes:

Be sure to disconnect the converter from the AC wall outlet when not using
your electronic device.

Some devices operate slightly slower when used in countries having 50 Hz AC.
(The US and Canada operate at 60 Hz AC.)

Many countries have unstable voltage conditions that might shut off your
device prematurely.  This does not mean that your device or the converter
is malfunctioning.  If this happens, disconnect the converter from the AC
outlet and let it cool down for about 30 minutes at room temperature.

The converter contains a circuit breaker which shuts off automatically when
it is overloaded.  If this happens, disconnect the converter from the AC
outlet and let it cool down for about 30 minutes at room temperature.  Then
press RESET.  The converter resumes working.

(km-03/20/1997)

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