1. PartyDolphin's Avatar
    Hi,

    Will the Surface Pro accept a generic figure of 8 cable into its PSU?

    Have a USA Surface on the way but hope I can use a generic cable instead of a USA to UK plug adaptor.

    Thanks
    03-10-2013 10:05 AM
  2. Talderon's Avatar
    Hi,

    Will the Surface Pro accept a generic figure of 8 cable into its PSU?

    Have a USA Surface on the way but hope I can use a generic cable instead of a USA to UK plug adaptor.

    Thanks
    I would imagine it would as the power conversion is done in the power unit itself, how the power gets there is pretty irrelevant.
    03-10-2013 10:49 AM
  3. jpw21683's Avatar
    Hi,

    Will the Surface Pro accept a generic figure of 8 cable into its PSU?

    Have a USA Surface on the way but hope I can use a generic cable instead of a USA to UK plug adaptor.

    Thanks
    Yes, it works just fine.

    The included cord is very short, so I replaced it with a longer one I had lying around.
    03-11-2013 02:40 PM
  4. PartyDolphin's Avatar
    Thanks for the confirmation.
    03-11-2013 03:07 PM
  5. ElfNeedsFoodBadly's Avatar
    I've run into an issue whereby the generic cord has a "squaring" of the cable just past the connector and the Surface adapter needs to remain rounded for additional depth than this cable.
    06-02-2013 07:44 PM
  6. gangolfus's Avatar
    You've got the wrong generic cord. You've got a polarized cord (cord cannot be plugged in "backwards") where the surface power brick is not polarity sensitive. Either get a non-polarized generic cord, or you would probably be fine rounding off the squared side of the cord you have with a knife.
    06-05-2013 11:13 AM

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