Travel adapters – what to take

Instead of bringing multiple travel adapters on holiday just bring one travel adapter and a regular multi-power block that you can use to plug all your stuff into.

Here is what reddit users comments:



naa i’ve never been in NA but many other use 110v. here is a full list:

  1. Islands (USA)
  2. Virgin Islands (British)
  3. Venezuela
  4. United States Virgin Islands
  5. United States of America (USA)
  6. Turks and Caicos Islands
  7. Trinidad & Tobago
  8. Taiwan
  9. Suriname
  10. Saudi Arabia*
  11. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines*
  12. Sint Maarten
  13. Sint Eustatius*
  14. Saba
  15. Puerto Rico
  16. Panama
  17. Palau
  18. Nicaragua
  19. Micronesia, Federated States of
  20. Mexico
  21. Marshall Islands
  22. Liberia
  23. Japan
  24. Jamaica
  25. Honduras
  26. Guatemala
  27. Guam
  28. El Salvador
  29. Dominican Republic
  30. Curaçao
  31. Cuba
  32. Costa Rica
  33. Colombia
  34. Cayman Islands
  35. Canada
  36. British Virgin Islands
  37. Brazil*
  38. Bonaire
  39. Bermuda
  40. Belize
  41. Barbados
  42. Bahamas
  43. Aruba
  44. Anguilla
  45. American Samoa.

*marked countries used both 110 and 220 volts standard wall outlet.



This happened to me.

I thought I was safe because I had a nice 230 to 120 VAC converter (advertised as handling 2000W). It had an automatic switchover between low power and high power.

When I plugged a 120V rated power strip into it, it worked fine. But after plugging in a few battery chargers, the converter switched to high power mode and blew out the power strip.

It blacked out an entire floor of my hotel.

(For the EE’s out there… I think that the high power mode had trouble regulating the voltage at the low-to-high power transition point, driving it up above 120V in anticipation of having to drive a high load device like a hair dryer.)

Source – reddit

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