Best Plug Adapters for When the Cultural Differences Strike

Review & Comparison, Last Update October 20, 2017
Traveling is good and all, but if at some stage of the trip you find out that you cannot use your phone or other appliance for the account of the wrong standard type of the socket, the trip may become not such a fun. Well, this shouldn't be a problem. If you start traveling with a plug adapter, you will not ever be cut off the power source. ...Read more ...Read less
BEST 2017
PROS
CONS
OUR VERDICT
SET
Standard Types
Voltage
Electric Current
Material
Warranty
 
PROS

Provides great conductivity due to internal connectors entirely made of metal.

CONS

Isn't compatible with hair dryers, curling irons, and air heaters.

OUR VERDICT

A wide range of connection possibilities. Suitable for all countries. The choice of sets is available.  

detailed parameters
SET

8 adapters

Standard Types

Type 3C, FR, UK, JP, IN, BR, IS, IT

Voltage

110 - 240 V 

Electric Current

13 A

Material

Plastic

Warranty

180 days

PROS

Includes a cloth bag to store and safely transport all adapters.

CONS

Relatively big, thus, take some space inside your bag.

OUR VERDICT

These high-quality adapters allow you to use all of your electronics on the go. All adapters from a GP series are totally grounded and hence, reliable and safe for use. 

detailed parameters
SET

5 adapters

Standard Types

Type B, C, G, E/F, I

Voltage

Under 250 V

Electric Current

10 A

Material

Plastic

Warranty

Lifetime Limited Warranty

PROS

Allows for plugging in two devices at a time. 

CONS

Plastic seems a bit fragile.

OUR VERDICT

This European plug adapter is universal and can be used with literally all devices. Works great in most countries of the world besides Europe. 

detailed parameters
SET

1 adapter

Standard Types

Type E/F

Voltage

Under 250 V

Electric Current

13 A

Material

Plastic

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

PROS

Features a new conductivity design for a better through-put with any network.

CONS

The receptacles are not perfectly tight, so the plug may sometimes fall out if pulled.

OUR VERDICT

A great solution to have by your side when traveling. Compatible with most of the standard sockets. Available in multiple styles.

detailed parameters
SET

3 adapters

Standard Types

Type E/F

Voltage

Under 250 V

Electric Current

13 A

Material

Plastic

Warranty

Lifetime Limited Warranty

PROS

This adapter is small enough to fit your pocket. Designed to work in pair either with a charger or the VersaCharger PRO adapter.

CONS

A limited number of electronics that can be plugged in. 

OUR VERDICT

A simple and affordable adapter that works equally well with both European-standard and American plugs. Available in several styles. 

detailed parameters
SET

1 adapter

Standard Types

European to American

Voltage

100 - 220 V

Electric Current

N / A

Material

Plastic

Warranty

Amazon's 30-day return policy

What is a Plug Adapter?

A plug adapter is a compact device that allows for connecting electronics from plugs of all worldwide types. They are small and lightweight, and therefore, easy to store and transport. Unless you travel to a specific country and know exactly the voltage standards out there, you should certainly pay a considerable attention to the standard types the chosen adapter is compatible with, to be sure it will work in countries you plan to visit.

If traveling is your cup of tea, you may just as well want to take a look at our latest selection of some great suitcases. Power banks are another popular accessory that travelers worldwide love having at hand.

BESTEK Universal Worldwide Plug Adapter

Anywhere Across the Globe

When traveling abroad for the first time it's easy to forget that sockets aren't the same in Europe as they are in America or another country. So, it is better to avoid the trouble of not having a power source at hand way in advance and purchase a handy plug adapter of acceptable standard type. The BESTEK set of plug adapters can be the right choice. 8 adapters all grounded and fit for different standards that come in a set are designed to be used with a variety of electronics you may need to bring along with you on trips (except for some high power appliances such as heaters, hair dryers, etc). Each adapter from the set is made of high-quality plastic with a print telling you which socket type it supports. Keep in mind, plug adapters do not convert the power, they only retain the current level of the plug. Therefore, you may also want to purchase a plug converter additionally. 

MicroPC stick may come in handy in a hotel with the aid of which any TV screen can be transformed into a huge PC monitor. If you often go on business trips, this very accessory may be exactly what you need. 

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BESTEK Universal Worldwide Plug Adapter
 

Ceptics Adapter Plug Set

Travel Comfortably

With the Ceptics Adapter Plug Set at hand, you will never be cut off the power source regardless of the country you travel to. The box contains five different adapters that accept B, C, G, E/F, and I standard types correspondingly and are compatible with chargers as well. Considering that the maximum voltage for these adapters is 250 V, you will not have any problem powering your appliances in most countries of the world. The adapters come with a cloth bag for convenient and safe transportation. The Ceptics adapter plugs are covered with lifetime manufacturer warranty so you can be sure they will last you years. Like in most similar products, each plug has a print that guides users through the types of sockets it is designed to be used with. 

To keep track of whereabouts of your luggage, we recommend you to use a special GPS tracking device that will show you a precise location of your suitcase while you travel. 

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Ceptics Adapter Plug Set
 

OREI European Plug Adapter

Two-in-One

Plug adapters may come in useful not only on travels but also in household. Like in the case with the plug by Orei. As it features two receptacles, it can be used as an additional adapter in your living room, allowing you to plug in more devices when there aren't enough ports at hand. The Orei is compatible with the sockets of Type E/F and is suitable for almost all parts of Europe except for Switzerland, UK, and Italy. The plug is made of plastic and has metal internal connectors for improved conductivity. However, we strongly recommend you to check the voltage requirements of your appliances before plugging them in via the adapter, since the Orei plug, like the rest of adapters, doesn't convert the power level. The maximum voltage capacity of the plug is 250 V with the max current of 13 A. The amperage this high allows for very quick charging of mobile devices. 

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OREI European Plug Adapter
OREI European Plug Adapter
 

Ceptics Universal Plug Adapter for Europe

A European Set

The Ceptics set of three adapters is designed to be used in all parts of Europe as well as the USA and will not work only in South Africa, therefore, unless your travel destination is RSA, you can bring it along with you safely. These adapters are made to match the highest quality standards and feature an improved conductivity design, with each adapter being grounded for use in Russia, France, and Germany. Please note the voltage peak for connected devices should not exceed 3000 V, otherwise, this may lead to a short circuit and even a fire. One of our reviews deals with surge protectors that help prevent disastrous consequences of current spikes. If the current isn't stable in your place, make sure to get one to secure yourself and your family.

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Ceptics Universal Plug Adapter for Europe
Ceptics Universal Plug Adapter for Europe
 

BoxWave European to American Plug Adapter

Your Helpful Assistant

For those consumers hunting out for products produced in Europe but living abroad, the BoxWave adapter will be of great use. With the adapter like this in your household, you will be able to buy electronics from eBay and Amazon without worrying it won't work in your state. The plug is compact, easy to use, and has a print with explanatory tips. It works with chargers as well as the VersaCharger PRO. Now, coming to the safety side, it is not recommended to use this adapter with appliances that have power capacity over 220 V. The internal metal connectors aren't that strong to endure such a high current and may break into flame. So, hair dryers, heaters, flat irons and things like these should be avoided. The adapter fits snugly in sockets and doesn't fall out unless you pull it hard. 

Electric devices are as helpful as they are dangerous. Short circuits aren't a rarity, alas, and happen to occur more often these days. In order to prevent a fire, it's advisable to mount a smoke detector in rooms where you most often use electric appliances.

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BoxWave European to American Plug Adapter
BoxWave European to American Plug Adapter
 

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1. How to choose the right AC adapter for your gadgetBanggood

2. Travel Power Adapters: How to Choose, REI. March 21, 2016.

3. International travel plug adapter guideSkyscanner

4. Plug & socket types, worldstandards. April 30, 2016.

5. Plug, socket & voltage by countryworldstandards. January 22, 2017.

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Publish Date: 2017-06-19 17:18:00