laptops in the tropics (re: transformers)

lamars (r.h.lamars@POBOX.RUU.NL)
Sun, 29 May 1994 15:30:38 CET

While doing fieldwork in the northeast of Brasil some years ago I had quite
some problems with my laptop. It turned out that the source of these
malfunctionings was not the voltage (which is quite unreliable in the
brazilian backlands - however most laptops adjust between 100 and 240 as someone else
already reported) but heat in general. So if you encounter problems look for
an airconditioned environment to work in; working at night can be solution

Marjo de Theije
Department of Anthropology
Free University, Amsterdam, Netherlands.