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What is Travel Adapters or Plug Adapters

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An adapter can be defined as simply a device that converts attributes of one electrical device or system to those of an otherwise mismatched device or system. Some modify   power or signal characteristics, while others simply adapt the physical form of one electrical connector to another.If we are planning to travel internationally and want to take some kind of items with us that require electricity? Than in mostly cases, we’ll need only an adapter plugs or Travel adapters.
An electric power adapter or plug adapter may enable connection of a power plug, sometimes called travel plug, or travel adapter used in one region to a AC power socket and then used in another, by offering connections for the disparate contact arrangements, while not changing the voltage. An AC adapter, also called a "recharger", is a small power supply that changes household electric current from distribution voltage (in the range 100 to 240 volts AC) to low voltage DC suitable for consumer electronics.

But the need of these travel adapters varies from region to region so If we are traveling outside of North America, we will most likely need an adapter plug. All over the world, there are different types of electrical wall outlets. Unless your destination country has the same outlet configuration as your home country, you’ll need an adapter. Adapter plugs do not convert electricity, but they simply allow your device’s plug to fit into the foreign outlet.


Types of Plug Adapters or Travel Adapters:

There are various types of plug adapters or travel adapters we can see in figures that are being used all over the world in different countries, Depending on their shapes they are named in Alphabetic order:

type of travel adapter


County Base Mostly Using Types of Plug Adapters: 

Common Destinations

Outlet Type

Japan, Taiwan, Central America, Caribbean, South America


Europe, Middle East, Israel, some Asian countries, some African countries


United Kingdom, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, some African countries


China, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji





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