Best travel adapters
Who doesn’t like to travel? Okay, maybe the check-in and security at the airport isn’t that great, but arriving at a new destination to explore is exciting, right?
But arriving and then finding your smartphone battery is dead and your charger has the wrong plug would be annoying. That’s why researching and getting the best travel adapter is an important step before traveling.
A better idea is the multi-country travel adapter, that you can use across the world in most if not all countries. The Sublime Multi-Country Travel Adapter is a great alternative.
There are 2 distinct voltage ranges across the world. In Europe, Africa, the Far East and most of South America, the voltage is in the range 220-240V. In North America, Central America, parts of South America and a few other countries all use a voltage in the range 110-127V. One country, Japan, uses a voltage of 100V.
If the voltage in your country
If the input voltage for your item is different to the that of the country you are visiting, then you will also need a power converter along with a travel adapter.
Electrical items that charge via a USB socket can
Different country's electricity supply use different frequencies, either 50Hz or 60Hz. For most equipment, the frequency won’t make a difference, but if they contain timing or clock devices, then these probably won’t work correctly.
Do you need a power converter and a travel adapter
As mentioned above, if your equipment operates at a different voltage to that of the country you are visiting, then along with a travel adapter, you will also need a power converter. The only exception to this is with USB charging items.
USB items can
First, if you are only taking items such as a smartphone and tablet, that charge through a USB socket, then all you need is a travel adapter to convert between the plug and socket type.
Second, if you are taking items that need mains voltage, double check the voltage they will accept. Many modern items will work perfectly well on any worldwide voltage, so again, all you need is a travel adapter.
Last, if your item operates on a different voltage to the one provided in the country you are visiting, then either buy a power converter or leave the item at home. Plugging a 110V electrical appliance into a 240V supply could have a catastrophic effect on the item and potentially be
The Sublime Ware travel adapter offers 4 USB sockets, making it perfect for traveling and charging all your batteries.