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    I've got one myself. The only issue with it would be that the USB ports are rather underpowered at 1A shared between both ports. An...
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    The only thing I remember that really relied on that was a record turntable that I had in the 80s. It didn't have any kind of quartz...
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    Some surge protectors have an EMI filter that can smooth out the power delivery a little bit, although something like a true power...
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    BCL replied to the thread Baggage Racks.
    I understood that.
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    BCL replied to the thread Baggage Racks.
    It's possible in Superliner coach. The thought did cross my mind on California cars, where some are open bin and some are airline...
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    Obviously the train can handle providing a lot of power. I'm sure that all the electric appliances operated in the various cafe and/or...
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    I think in a steady state, it's going to be pretty efficient. Efficiency level V is supposed to be a minimum of 87% efficient at...
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    Wouldn't be any worse than a hair dryer or a hot water kettle. I'm pretty sure that both of them have been tried on a train. I have...
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    There are several factors including efficiency and peak demands. My Apple 12W power adapter (efficiency level V) says 100-240V AC at...
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    BCL replied to the thread Amtrak Boarding Heights.
    I don't think anyone really goes in using siege tactics any more. Hopefully there's a hole in that wall punched by some sort of...
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    BCL replied to the thread Checked bags questions.
    As far as I can tell, baggage is still decidedly old school with Amtrak. No bar codes, no tracking, but just a cardboard tag with just...
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    BCL replied to the thread Checked bags questions.
    I can't find anything says how long baggage can stay in the baggage area. Obviously there are cases where the bag can arrive before the...
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    BCL replied to the thread Catching the train in Seattle.
    With a mobile device and access to the internet, why not just pull up a photo? Maybe even have photos stored on a device of common...
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    BCL replied to the thread Catching the train in Seattle.
    One can always take different approaches. The Amish and Mennonite communities have different approaches to technology. It's assumed...
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    BCL replied to the thread Catching the train in Seattle.
    I take it that it was heavy as heck and built like an old Western Electric phone. Not that one wouldn't scratch, but I saw one opened...
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