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power supply plug - figure 8 (C5) vs mickey mouse (C8)

I have a Dell Precision M4800 laptop which uses the massive 195W power supply that has the 3 hole (mickey mouse - C8) style plug.  I'm traveling internationally and have a laptop power cord kit that has multiple A/C plug heads but it's back end is the 2 hole (figure-8 - C5) style.  can i use that if i get a C8 to C5 adapter?

the third hole in the C8 is just for the ground wire.  is it that critical for the power supply to be grounded?

and just to confirm, all Dell power supplies (at least the 195W one) can handle both 110v and 220v, right?  i don't need a transformer, just the right size A/C plug



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