Before I even begin with this ‘ilbe, I have to say electricity is a DANGEROUS element.  You can burn your house down, or even kill yourself.  If you aren’t 100% sure of what you are doing, DO NOT TRY THIS. 

Even beyond that, this ‘ible is NOT a proper way to do this type of function.  IT IS WRONG.  But, I am stuck here in Afghanistan and I have very little to work with, so this is what I had to do to make it work.  I have taken many other mitigating actions to make this work safely.  Also, this product will be recycled as soon as it can be replaced with a proper cord.

With all that said, let’s start the fun

Step 1: Standards are a great thing. There are always so many to choose from!

Standards are a great thing.  There are always so many to choose from!  (That is an ironic joke for those lacking in a sense of humor.)  Well, UPS manufactures have decided to agree to use a standard that no one has cords for.  So that leads me to this ‘ible.

Situation:  You have a UPS that only has C14 panel mounted male connectors for outlets.  You also have a US 2 Prong USB external drive that you need to get data off of it. 

Materials: You have a single C14/C13 cable.  You have a single 2 prong to 3 prong adaptor.

Tools:  You only have a LeatherMan Wave Multitool and a roll of electrical tape.

Mission:  Make “Tab A” fit into “Slot B” as it is.

I did something like this once... Needed an extension cord in a foreign country, and MacGyvered it with 2 travel adaptors, some wire, and electrical tape...
how do you get pictures with that quality in afganastan?
Army Maybe?<br />
Yes, US&nbsp;Army Intel Corps
That's what I thought.<br />
i didn't relize they gave out super-high quality cameras in the middle of afganistan-lol
Friends back at the States?<br />
ahh yes that would make some sense, he could sell pics to newspapers too
I&nbsp;don't sell any pictures.&nbsp; I&nbsp;do this more so people can see what is really going on here.&nbsp; Not what the media wants you to believe (so they can sell more ad space.)<br /> <br /> In the end, wonderful things are going on here.&nbsp; I'm meeting some great people. &nbsp;In fact, I still keep in touch with lots of my friends from Iraq.&nbsp; In the end, we are all people.&nbsp; We all want the same things.&nbsp; The media always tries to paint the &quot;us vs. them&quot; picture and it just isn' t the case.<br /> <br /> OK, I'll get off the soapbox now. Sorry.&nbsp; 8&gt;)
i know u don't sell them i was just joking. (8^)-( )=
I&nbsp;brought my in.&nbsp; &nbsp;In fact, I bought this camera last year when I&nbsp;was in Iraq so I could take better pictures for my blog.&nbsp; I'm still learning, and it isn't the best &quot;above water&quot; camera by far.&nbsp; But I can get a good shot every few thousand.<br /> <br /> Here is the blog from my Iraq deployment and you can see the exact post when I get a better camera if you start from the begining...<br /> <a href="http://www.megageek.com/blog/Mob2008.nsf" rel="nofollow">http://www.megageek.com/blog/Mob2008.nsf</a><br /> <br /> here is my current blog using this camera...<br /> <a href="http://www.megageek.com/blog/Mob2009afg.nsf" rel="nofollow">http://www.megageek.com/blog/Mob2009afg.nsf</a>
I&nbsp;just use good light, the Marco feature on my camera, and my Sea &amp; Sea 1G dive camera.<br /> <br /> Here is a good 'ible on it...<br /> <br /> <a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Take-Great-Close-Up-Photos/" rel="nofollow">http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Take-Great-Close-Up-Photos/</a>

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