230V in the USA
March 13, 2010 12:10 AM   Subscribe

Can anyone recommend a UK-based supplier of 230V consumer electrical products that will ship by Royal Mail to the USA? I'm looking for something similar to this, maplin.co.uk a store which unfortunately only ships within the UK. I need to buy some assorted 230V stuff for development of products that will be sold in Asia.

I'm aware there's American stores selling similar "International" power strips and so on, but the prices are actually terrible and the selection sucks compared to what's available in the UK domestic market. For example Maplin is selling a nice surge protected 8-outlet extension strip for 15 pounds, which is about $22-23.
posted by thewalrus to Technology (6 answers total)
Maplin's kinda one of a kind.

Dabs might do. Argos has some of the bog standard electrical stuff that Maplin does.

Amazon probably has a lot of this stuff too.
posted by MuffinMan at 1:16 AM on March 13, 2010

I've certainly got Amazon to ship books internationally in the past - although the delivery pricing doesn't mention electronics.

Alternately, if you want to send me a MeFi mail, I could buy some stuff and send it on to you by whatever means you want to pay for.
posted by Mike1024 at 1:44 AM on March 13, 2010

Try Farnell.
posted by flabdablet at 2:54 AM on March 13, 2010

Also try RS.
posted by Mwongozi at 3:42 AM on March 13, 2010

The UK ebay.co.uk will have a lot of these items
posted by Lanark at 8:08 AM on March 13, 2010

MuffinMan: "Maplin's kinda one of a kind."

Yeah, as in: don't buy from Maplin's whatever else you do.

Farnell & RS are fine purveyors or electronic goods in the UK, if somewhat pricey. Ebay if you're happy taking slightly more risk.
posted by pharm at 4:54 AM on March 14, 2010

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