Travel Power Adapters: How to Choose(Part I)

Are you preparing to travel internationally and want to take items that require electricity? In most cases, you’ll need only an adapter plug; in some cases, you'll need a voltage converter or transformer Adapters(Travel Power Adapters), too.

Today we'll talk about the first part: Adapter Plugs

If you’re traveling outside of your country, you’ll 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, they simply allow your device’s plug to fit into the foreign outlet.

Here are some common plug types:

Adapter Plug Quick Guide

Common DestinationsOutlet 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