Jul 17, 2019


Many of us don’t know how to choose between travel adapter and voltage converter. Usually we interchanged the uses of the two different products. Well as what you can see in its physical aspect, they might have the same dimension and the plastic characteristics but their purposes on its technical capacity is different. Make sure not to be confused between these two and keep on reading the box’s details or its manual to avoid mishandling and turns out to be the cause of hazard.

What is Travel Adapter?

There are countries like Europe, USA, UK, Australia, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, France and the difficult ones are South Africa, India, Italy and others have different wall socket. When traveling to these different countries and continents you might get into trouble charging your smart gadgets, smartphones and other devices. This why travel adapter was created, its purpose is to be a medium of plugging devices into different outlets around the world. Its sole purpose is to secure that you can use your devices and charge to the different forms of wall sockets in different countries. Universal travel adapters have four different sets of prongs to cover different countries’ sockets. The first one is the big wide blade for UK Plug. It can be useful in UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, Asia and Middle East. Second one is the round Europlug. But it has many issues on its plug standard as that Denmark, Switzerland and Italy has different plugs on their own. The only thing you can use your gadgets if certain things happen that you cannot use your plug, you might secure a power strip from the hotel or hostel where you staying.

Third one is the angled blade style for Australia, Fiji, Oceania and New Zealand. Some other universal adapters utilize it as a rotating blade from the US Style. Very efficient of that travel adapters. The last one is the small US style blades. Countries that are not included in these styles are India, South Africa and Italy. 

 

Features of the Universal Travel Adapter

Travel adapter is very handy that instead of bringing up a power strip or extension lead you can only have a palm of universal travel adapter. Its easy and portable that you can just put it into your pocket and use it anytime anywhere at your convenient.

What’s Inside a Travel Adapter?

It has four styles of prongs that one for UK plug, Europlug, Australia, and US style plug. Australia and New Zealand have the same plug standard using Type I plug. Argentinian followed a different reversed polarity compared to Chinese and Australian versions. There are different standard systems of plugs and sockets that are used around the world. Make no confusion for electrical plugs and sockets differ from one another in voltage and current rating, shape, size, and connector type. Europlug uses Type C a flat, has a two-pole, round-pin domestic AC power plug, rated for voltages up to 250 V and currents up to 2.5 A. It is intended to connect low-power Class II appliances safely to the many different forms of round-pin domestic power socket used across Europe. But take note, it is not compatible with the rectangular-pin BS 1363 sockets found in Cyprus, Gibraltar, Ireland, Malta and the United Kingdom. Europlugs are non-rewirable and must be supplied attached to a power cord.

Originally plugs and sockets for electrical appliances not hardwired to mains electricity it was originated in Britain in the 1880s and were initially had two pins. UK plug has too many different versions that it comes out for about eight amendments from 1934 up t0 1999. From BS 546 which is the precursor of current Indian and South African plug standards that has two pole and an earthing pin plugs for AC (50-60Hz) circuit up to 250V, to BS 1363. In which 5A version is designed for Type D and 15A for Type M but still BS 546 plugs and sockets are still permitted in UK provided that socket has shutters.

Using the BS 1363 as a Type G UK plug that has a 13A plugs sockets-outlets adaptors that specifies a common type of single phase AC power plugs and sockets is commonly used in the United Kingdom. It has a distinctive characteristic such as having shutters on the neutral and line socket holes with a fuse in the plug. US plug uses type A NEMA 1-15 Ungrounded. It has two flat parallel blades that are rated 15A at 125 volts. Most plugs are polarized these days, the early version of it isn’t. Ungrounded Type A plug is not permitted in New Construction in United States and Canada but can still be found in the older buildings. This US NEMA 1-15 plug is utilized with customization in the Universal plug adapters to be compatible in an Australian plug type by merely rotating its pin to fit the Type I plug. The following are the plug types that different countries are using.



 

https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

We already have a brief discussion on the different plugs that Universal Adapters has. In this section we will be tackling on the other features of adapters. Universal travel adapters are equipped with the different numbers of USB ports. Some have four USB ports with USB Type C and some are none. USB Type C delivers a good and fast quality of charging with 3A and other USB versions has 2.4A max with a total output of 5.6A Max depending on its added features. If a universal travel adapter incorporated a USB 3.1 port with a Power Delivery don’t doubt choosing it. You have the greatest power of new technology innovation made by USB-IF. See this link. But take note that older USB types is slower than the new versions and almost Travel adapters are still using the old ones. Here is the tip, rather than just using your adapters you might also bring with you your smart charger as it has the powerful tool than the universal adapter. Smart gadgets of today has equipped its charger, cable and smartphones with a quick charger protocol in which using just your cable is a waste of energy. It won’t optimize its power capacity to be a fast charger. So you might as well bring with you your charger, cable together with your smart devices, the only problem in traveling is having an adapter to fit the different countries’ socket. Some Universal travel adapters are compatible with over 150 countries and some are 200. In addition to its specs, different brands have fuses and a spare in purchase, other have short circuit protection, input-output overcurrent protection, overvoltage protection, over temperature protection and anti-static protection.

Voltage Converter or Travel Adapter?

As what you can see in the plug types it has different voltages. With that presentation these universal adapters are not used to change or convert each voltage. Take note that it is not a voltage converter as what your gadgets are meant to have a specific voltage. So make sure that you understand the needs of your gadgets’ voltage for your sake not to buy a new one in case if you wrongly plug to a different plug type with different voltage requirements. When you plug the adapter into the wall socket it just merely transfers the current to the adapter without any interruption of its current flow. Travel plug don’t convert voltage, it just converts the plug. Well for most of the people don’t know which one to choose but here is the guide. Every technology nowadays will directly convert the wall voltage from the phone charger up to the larger battery charger of smart devices. When you look at your battery charger it says “100-220 V 50/60 Hz.” This means that from the range of 100 to 220 volts it can still accept its different variations same as 50 to 60 Hz. It covers every range of electric output. But if your charger has limits like 100 V-50Hz it won’t work using your travel adapter same as if your charger doesn’t present the range output of the voltage in its label. The portion that has 5Vdc is converting the wall’s current into USB power. That is why we don’t recommend buying voltage converter as our modern technology is multi flexible enough to accept different voltages.

 

Tips in Choosing the Best Universal Travel Adapter

  1. Fast Charging - Choose the higher maximum amp, the higher amp output the better and fast charging. The maximum output per USB-A port is 2.4 amps, the max on the USB-C port is 3 amps, and if you’re using all five ports you won’t be able to charge every connected device at full speed—it’ll only give you that 5.6 amps output in total. Other travel adapters have a maximum output of 1840W at 230 volts and 880W at 110 volts. There is a hack on this but you don’t have to use USB port you have to use your own battery charger together with your cable capable of accepting maximum output. But if you don’t have your charger and you only have USB cable might as well use only one port if you want to fast charge your gadget. Otherwise it will slow your charging capacity.
  2. Choose Fuse Enabled Travel Adapter some other brands' offer has replaceable fuses on their package with a spare and some doesn’t. These fuses have a maximum power rating, and therefore the adapters have a maximum wattage rating. But you shouldn’t be connecting anything with a high enough power draw to trip these fuses or think that it is just safe because the fuse will only blow and not your adapter.
  3. 150 - 200 Countries – 150-200 compatible countries are a lot of help in traveling. It maximizes your efficiency in charging your gadgets without any restrictions and inconvenience.
  4. Compact, Sturdy and Small – When you travel around the globe you don’t need bulky items or gears to be with you in your adventure or business trip it’s hassle and inconvenient.
  5. Four types of plugs or more – Traveling to another countries has to deal with plug incompatibilities so make sure you have to be prepared for that problem as it is useless bringing your devices and you can’t use it or charge it.
  6. Four USB ports or more – Multiple charging is one of our needs in keeping your smart devices up. You cannot maximize your actions if you only have one USB port on your hand. Make sure to have four USB ports or more.
  7. VDC enabled plug adapter – Direct current flows at a constant rate in a constant direction. It provides a stable voltage for sensitive electronics, such as smartphones and computers. A device would not function properly on the variable voltage of alternating current. With this VDC it converts the alternating current to a direct current. Some other products convert the current but only to the USB port not the adapter in totality.
  8. USB Type C – together with USB 3.1 both are made by the USB-IF a group of companies that has developed, certified and taking in-charge of the standards over the years. USB Type C enhances the maximum functionality of a fast charging protocol system having 3A.
  9. USB Power Delivery – it maximizes its wattage output up to 100W.
  10. Quick Charge 4 – it optimizes the capacity of a fast charging protocols up to a max power of 27W.
  11. USB 3.1 port or latest – this latest version of USB has a transfer rate of 10Gbps, who else doesn't want to choose this fast protocol. You should consider this in your purchase watch list. To know more about these system protocol click this link.

WE HAVE DISCOUNT!! If you want to have the first ever powerful Universal Travel Adapter product that has all of these features just click the button below for your PRE-ORDER.





Many of us don’t know how to choose between travel adapter and voltage converter. Usually we interchanged the uses of the two different products. Well as what you can see in its physical aspect, they might have the same dimension and the plastic characteristics but their purposes on its technical capacity is different. Make sure not to be confused between these two and keep on reading the box’s details or its manual to avoid mishandling and turns out to be the cause of hazard.

What is Travel Adapter?

There are countries like Europe, USA, UK, Australia, Japan, Denmark, Switzerland, France and the difficult ones are South Africa, India, Italy and others have different wall socket. When traveling to these different countries and continents you might get into trouble charging your smart gadgets, smartphones and other devices. This why travel adapter was created, its purpose is to be a medium of plugging devices into different outlets around the world. Its sole purpose is to secure that you can use your devices and charge to the different forms of wall sockets in different countries. Universal travel adapters have four different sets of prongs to cover different countries’ sockets. The first one is the big wide blade for UK Plug. It can be useful in UK, Ireland, Hong Kong, Asia and Middle East. Second one is the round Europlug. But it has many issues on its plug standard as that Denmark, Switzerland and Italy has different plugs on their own. The only thing you can use your gadgets if certain things happen that you cannot use your plug, you might secure a power strip from the hotel or hostel where you staying.

Third one is the angled blade style for Australia, Fiji, Oceania and New Zealand. Some other universal adapters utilize it as a rotating blade from the US Style. Very efficient of that travel adapters. The last one is the small US style blades. Countries that are not included in these styles are India, South Africa and Italy. 

 

Features of the Universal Travel Adapter

Travel adapter is very handy that instead of bringing up a power strip or extension lead you can only have a palm of universal travel adapter. Its easy and portable that you can just put it into your pocket and use it anytime anywhere at your convenient.

What’s Inside a Travel Adapter?

It has four styles of prongs that one for UK plug, Europlug, Australia, and US style plug. Australia and New Zealand have the same plug standard using Type I plug. Argentinian followed a different reversed polarity compared to Chinese and Australian versions. There are different standard systems of plugs and sockets that are used around the world. Make no confusion for electrical plugs and sockets differ from one another in voltage and current rating, shape, size, and connector type. Europlug uses Type C a flat, has a two-pole, round-pin domestic AC power plug, rated for voltages up to 250 V and currents up to 2.5 A. It is intended to connect low-power Class II appliances safely to the many different forms of round-pin domestic power socket used across Europe. But take note, it is not compatible with the rectangular-pin BS 1363 sockets found in Cyprus, Gibraltar, Ireland, Malta and the United Kingdom. Europlugs are non-rewirable and must be supplied attached to a power cord.

Originally plugs and sockets for electrical appliances not hardwired to mains electricity it was originated in Britain in the 1880s and were initially had two pins. UK plug has too many different versions that it comes out for about eight amendments from 1934 up t0 1999. From BS 546 which is the precursor of current Indian and South African plug standards that has two pole and an earthing pin plugs for AC (50-60Hz) circuit up to 250V, to BS 1363. In which 5A version is designed for Type D and 15A for Type M but still BS 546 plugs and sockets are still permitted in UK provided that socket has shutters.

Using the BS 1363 as a Type G UK plug that has a 13A plugs sockets-outlets adaptors that specifies a common type of single phase AC power plugs and sockets is commonly used in the United Kingdom. It has a distinctive characteristic such as having shutters on the neutral and line socket holes with a fuse in the plug. US plug uses type A NEMA 1-15 Ungrounded. It has two flat parallel blades that are rated 15A at 125 volts. Most plugs are polarized these days, the early version of it isn’t. Ungrounded Type A plug is not permitted in New Construction in United States and Canada but can still be found in the older buildings. This US NEMA 1-15 plug is utilized with customization in the Universal plug adapters to be compatible in an Australian plug type by merely rotating its pin to fit the Type I plug. The following are the plug types that different countries are using.



 

https://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets/

We already have a brief discussion on the different plugs that Universal Adapters has. In this section we will be tackling on the other features of adapters. Universal travel adapters are equipped with the different numbers of USB ports. Some have four USB ports with USB Type C and some are none. USB Type C delivers a good and fast quality of charging with 3A and other USB versions has 2.4A max with a total output of 5.6A Max depending on its added features. If a universal travel adapter incorporated a USB 3.1 port with a Power Delivery don’t doubt choosing it. You have the greatest power of new technology innovation made by USB-IF. See this link. But take note that older USB types is slower than the new versions and almost Travel adapters are still using the old ones. Here is the tip, rather than just using your adapters you might also bring with you your smart charger as it has the powerful tool than the universal adapter. Smart gadgets of today has equipped its charger, cable and smartphones with a quick charger protocol in which using just your cable is a waste of energy. It won’t optimize its power capacity to be a fast charger. So you might as well bring with you your charger, cable together with your smart devices, the only problem in traveling is having an adapter to fit the different countries’ socket. Some Universal travel adapters are compatible with over 150 countries and some are 200. In addition to its specs, different brands have fuses and a spare in purchase, other have short circuit protection, input-output overcurrent protection, overvoltage protection, over temperature protection and anti-static protection.

Voltage Converter or Travel Adapter?

As what you can see in the plug types it has different voltages. With that presentation these universal adapters are not used to change or convert each voltage. Take note that it is not a voltage converter as what your gadgets are meant to have a specific voltage. So make sure that you understand the needs of your gadgets’ voltage for your sake not to buy a new one in case if you wrongly plug to a different plug type with different voltage requirements. When you plug the adapter into the wall socket it just merely transfers the current to the adapter without any interruption of its current flow. Travel plug don’t convert voltage, it just converts the plug. Well for most of the people don’t know which one to choose but here is the guide. Every technology nowadays will directly convert the wall voltage from the phone charger up to the larger battery charger of smart devices. When you look at your battery charger it says “100-220 V 50/60 Hz.” This means that from the range of 100 to 220 volts it can still accept its different variations same as 50 to 60 Hz. It covers every range of electric output. But if your charger has limits like 100 V-50Hz it won’t work using your travel adapter same as if your charger doesn’t present the range output of the voltage in its label. The portion that has 5Vdc is converting the wall’s current into USB power. That is why we don’t recommend buying voltage converter as our modern technology is multi flexible enough to accept different voltages.

 

Tips in Choosing the Best Universal Travel Adapter

  1. Fast Charging - Choose the higher maximum amp, the higher amp output the better and fast charging. The maximum output per USB-A port is 2.4 amps, the max on the USB-C port is 3 amps, and if you’re using all five ports you won’t be able to charge every connected device at full speed—it’ll only give you that 5.6 amps output in total. Other travel adapters have a maximum output of 1840W at 230 volts and 880W at 110 volts. There is a hack on this but you don’t have to use USB port you have to use your own battery charger together with your cable capable of accepting maximum output. But if you don’t have your charger and you only have USB cable might as well use only one port if you want to fast charge your gadget. Otherwise it will slow your charging capacity.
  2. Choose Fuse Enabled Travel Adapter some other brands' offer has replaceable fuses on their package with a spare and some doesn’t. These fuses have a maximum power rating, and therefore the adapters have a maximum wattage rating. But you shouldn’t be connecting anything with a high enough power draw to trip these fuses or think that it is just safe because the fuse will only blow and not your adapter.
  3. 150 - 200 Countries – 150-200 compatible countries are a lot of help in traveling. It maximizes your efficiency in charging your gadgets without any restrictions and inconvenience.
  4. Compact, Sturdy and Small – When you travel around the globe you don’t need bulky items or gears to be with you in your adventure or business trip it’s hassle and inconvenient.
  5. Four types of plugs or more – Traveling to another countries has to deal with plug incompatibilities so make sure you have to be prepared for that problem as it is useless bringing your devices and you can’t use it or charge it.
  6. Four USB ports or more – Multiple charging is one of our needs in keeping your smart devices up. You cannot maximize your actions if you only have one USB port on your hand. Make sure to have four USB ports or more.
  7. VDC enabled plug adapter – Direct current flows at a constant rate in a constant direction. It provides a stable voltage for sensitive electronics, such as smartphones and computers. A device would not function properly on the variable voltage of alternating current. With this VDC it converts the alternating current to a direct current. Some other products convert the current but only to the USB port not the adapter in totality.
  8. USB Type C – together with USB 3.1 both are made by the USB-IF a group of companies that has developed, certified and taking in-charge of the standards over the years. USB Type C enhances the maximum functionality of a fast charging protocol system having 3A.
  9. USB Power Delivery – it maximizes its wattage output up to 100W.
  10. Quick Charge 4 – it optimizes the capacity of a fast charging protocols up to a max power of 27W.
  11. USB 3.1 port or latest – this latest version of USB has a transfer rate of 10Gbps, who else doesn't want to choose this fast protocol. You should consider this in your purchase watch list. To know more about these system protocol click this link.

WE HAVE DISCOUNT!! If you want to have the first ever powerful Universal Travel Adapter product that has all of these features just click the button below for your PRE-ORDER.