As usual, when you are in a different country, it wouldn't surprise you to find a totally different electrical socket. There are currently 15 types of electrical outlet plugs in use today, each of which has been assigned a letter to be easily recognized. For example, below are three of the most frequently-seen plug and socket types widely used in the world.
Plug Type A:
The 2-prong plug is mainly used in the USA, Canada, Japan and Mexico. Plug Type A is not grounded, with 15A current and around 100 - 270V voltage.
Plug Type B:
This 3-prong plug is also mainly used in the USA, Canada, Japan and Mexico etc. Plug Type B is grounded with 15A and 100 - 270V voltage. It's socket is compatible with plug A and B.
Plug Type C:
Widely used in Europe, Asia, and South Africa. This plug is not grounded, with 2.5A and standard 220 - 240V voltage.
It could be a pain in the ass when you bring an adapter to another country where the compatibility of plug is never vouchsafed.
Are you seeking solutions to possibly use a certain power adapter that's able to charge USB devices and connect electrical appliances in some other countries you might travel to? Well, thanks to the tremendous advancement of technologies in recent years, this is available and obviously becoming more popular.
Here's a list of 5 best international travel power adapters on Amazon, which include a few different plugs to make it work in a different country.
1. UL Listed Poweradd World International Travel Adapter Kits
This universal travel power adapter and power strip can be widely used in the world with its 5 international plugs: UK (Type G), US (Type B), AU (Type I), EU (Type E/F), JP (Type A) plugs. It's widely compatible with outlets in North America, United Kingdom, most of Europe, Australia, Japan, Most of Africa, MidEast, Asia, China, etc. more than 150 countries worldwide.
2. International Travel Power Adapter with 2.4A Dual USB Charger & Worldwide AC Wall Outlet Plugs
PORS-ELA's international travel power adapter has superior compatibility for your devices when you travel to Asia, Europe, Australia etc. It has plugs Type A, G, F and I. The plug lock and 6.0 amps fuse ensures complete protection for you and your devices (100V - 240V input voltage, 660 Watt. max. at 110V, 1380 Watt. max. at 230V).
3. BESTEK Universal Travel Power Adapter 220V to 110V Voltage Converter
It's able to charge 7 devices at the same time, with 6A output, 4 USB ports and 3 AC ports. It contains an EU power cable and 3 international adapters ( US/UK/AU adapter) to support outlets in North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Australia, Japan, China etc, more than 150 countries all over the world
4. USB Wall Charger, Poweradd 4.8A/4 Port Worldwide Travel USB Charger with US/UK/EU/AU Plug
Poweradd Worldwide Travel USB Charger has 4 smart USB ports, with up to 24W/4.8A output. This compact USB adapter is compatible with worldwide voltage 100 - 240V, it comes with US UK EU AU plug adapters which enables it to work perfectly in many countries, such as USA, Canada, UK, Germany, France, Spain, Australia, China, Mexico, Brazil, Korea, United Arab Emirates, Israel, Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, New Zealand, Thailand, etc.
5. Travel Adapter, CoolingTech Universal International All-in-One Worldwide Travel Adaptor
This travel adapter has a sturdy and compact design. It's to take the small adapter with you on your trips overseas. It comes with US UK EU AUS Plugs to make it work in more than 150 countries in the world. The power output 100 - 240VAC, 50 - 60HZ 6A MAX and rated power: 110V - 650W, 220V - 1300W, will meet your expectations for worldwide use.