traditional85 wrote:Adapters aren't the devil as most people seem to think they are...
'Most people' have probably got good horror stories as to why they think 'adaptors are the devil' :-)
I have a drawer full of adaptors and I use them as instant short-term problem solvers. They are very handy ... but I never use them in equipment sockets; I only ever connect them inline to join cables together.
30 years plus of experience tells me that their size, weight and leverage can very easily result in long-lasting damage to equipment sockets that would be prohibitively expensive to resolve, if fixable at all. It's just not worth the risk.