Travel adapter for the United States of AmericaPosted by Martin Parker on
adapter for the United States of America
Who doesn’t dream of visiting the United States of America, with so much to see and do? For some, it is a once in a lifetime trip, and the last thing you need is hassle charging your smartphone when you get there. So the solution is to plan
In the USA, 2 plug and socket types are in use. Type A and type B. Type A is for electrical items that don’t require an earth, while type B provides an earth connector.
Voltage in the USA
The electrical supply in the USA is 120V. If your electrical items
Frequency in the USA
In the USA, the electrical supply operates at a frequency of 60Hz. For most devices, this should not adversely affect its operation. The only real problem occurs if the device contains timing circuits that rely on the frequency to operate.
Socket design in the USA
There are 2 types of electrical
Type A is an unearthed, 2 pin connector, designed for low power items. The pins are of a flat design, with a small hole near the tip which fits into a holder in some sockets. This is to make the connection more secure, so they are not essential. Of particular note is that the pins are of different sizes. This is to ensure the plug can
Type B has 3 pins. Two flat pins as with the type A
adapter for the USA
As the USA has 2 standard socket types, buying an adapter is easy. As long as it contains the 2 flat pin connector, it will connect to the USA system. The Sublime Ware Multi-Country travel adapter offers the USA plug type, along with many others.
Do I need a power converter the USA
Before plugging any device into the electrical system of a foreign country, it is important to know if it is compatible. In the USA, the voltage is 120V, so plugging your 240V item in probably won’t damage it, but it may not work. Because it is difficult to tell what is happening inside your device, they do not advise to do this.
Check on your item if it is
Plug adapters for the USA are readily available, and the Sublime Ware Multi-Country
Look at the range of travel adapters available from Sublime Ware.