Travel Adapters

A travel adapter has become an essential for using electronic devices when you travel. If the voltage or plug type differs from those within your country of residence then you will need an adapter. Power outlets have different shapes in different parts of the world, so you will need an adapter to convert the shape of your home plug types to the shape of the outlets in the region of the world you're travelling too. Find out more in our comprehensive travel plug adapters guide.
There are many types of plugs used across the world. For example a European plug will typically be a Type C, whereas a US plug type will be a Type A. However in Asia you can find that there is a mix of plug types being used.

North America


The voltage of North America is 120 volts, with most electrical goods operating at around 110 volts. The plug type is two prongs with a third optional round pin.
Brazil, Mexico, Japan, some part of Egypt, Thailand and Peru also use this type of power adapters.

UK and Ireland


The voltage for UK and Ireland is 230 volts with most electrical goods operating at between 220 - 240 volts. The United Kingdom and Ireland outlets require a unique 3 flat rectangular pronged plug type.

Europe


Using the same voltage as the UK and Ireland of 230 volts with most electrical goods operating at between 220 - 240 volts. The difference though is Europe operates on a 2 round prong outlet.
Argentina, Morocco, Thailand, China and Egypt also use the European 2 prong power outlet.

Types of Travel Adapters


Single Regional Adapters


These adapters offer a single adaptation from your electronic device, to you destinations electric output. So for example this could be a UK three prong plug to a European 2 Pin plug.

Multi Regional Adapters


These adapters offer multiple plug type options with multiple output options for travelling to different regions. So for example an adapter could have up to three types of plugs as the source and then have up to three types of plugs for the outlet.

FAQs:


Grounded vs. Non-Grounded Adapters


A grounded adapter means it is suitable for use with a three-prong type of electrical sockets. All devices will work normally without the ground wire because it's not a part of conducting path, however, grounding guarantees an extra security and protection for your appliances.
Non-grounded adapters mean it can be used with both two and three prong type sockets but do not secure device from electrical surges.

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Description Price Converter Type Country Country 1 Country 2 Connector Type Type 1 Connector Type 2 Connector Current Rating Socket Type Indoor or Outdoor Use Colour
RS Stock No. 141-1994
Mfr. Part No.ACP/BK
TWD89.00
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Converter Plug China to UK, Japan to UK, US to UK China, Japan, USA UK 2-Pin Plug to BS 1363 (China), 2-Pin Plug to BS 1363 (Japan) 2-Pin (China), 2-Pin (Japan) Type G - British 3-pin 10A - - -
RS Stock No. 824-6077
BrandRS PRO
TWD738.00
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Travel Adapter World Australia, China, Europe, Japan, UK, USA Australia, China, Europe, Japan, UK, USA - - - 2.5A - - -
RS Stock No. 768-2902
BrandRS PRO
TWD742.00
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Travel Adapter Australia, China, Europe, Europe to US, Italy, Switzerland, UK Australia, China, Europe, Italy, Switzerland, UK Europe, US - - - 15A - - -
RS Stock No. 876-5588
Mfr. Part No.AZ0050
BrandElectrak
TWD1,205.00
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Electrak to 3 Pin Socket Converter UK UK UK BS 1363 Type G - British 3-pin Non Standard Electrak 13A - - -
RS Stock No. 242-7671
Mfr. Part No.1796.0200.1
BrandKopp
TWD131.00
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Adapter Europe to Europe Europe Europe - - - 16A - - -
RS Stock No. 768-2876
BrandRS PRO
TWD742.00
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Travel Adapter China, Europe, Europe to Australia, Italy, Switzerland, UK, US Europe, Italy, Switzerland, UK, US Australia, China, Europe - - - 10A - - -
RS Stock No. 824-6080
BrandRS PRO
TWD502.00
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Travel Adapter Europe to Australia, Europe to China, Europe to Italy, Europe to Japan, Europe to Switzerland, Europe to UK, Europe to USA Europe Australia, China, Italy, Japan, Switzerland, UK, USA - European Plug - 16A - - -
RS Stock No. 145-8305
Mfr. Part No.0 505 04
BrandLegrand
TWD167.00
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2 Way Adapter Europe to Europe Europe Europe - - European Socket 16A - - -
RS Stock No. 691-0899
BrandRS PRO
TWD2,291.00
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Travel Adapter World Australia, China, Europe, Germany, Italy, Switzerland, UK Australia, Italy, Switzerland, UK, US - Aus, Euro, German, Italian, Swiss, UK, US Aus, Italian, Swiss, UK, US 10A - - -
RS Stock No. 171-9715
Mfr. Part No.SKR-0084
BrandSKROSS
TWD1,030.00
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- - - - - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 783-9568
Mfr. Part No.ECP-BR-5A
TWD78.00
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Converter Plug Europe Europe UK European Plug to Type G - British 3-pin European Plug Type G - British 3-pin 5A - - -
RS Stock No. 481-351
BrandRS PRO
TWD289.00
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3 Way Adapter - Europe Europe - - - 6 A, 16 A - - -
RS Stock No. 141-1988
Mfr. Part No.ACP/BK
TWD21,967.00
1 Box of 250
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Converter Plug China to UK, Japan to UK, US to UK China, Japan, USA UK 2-Pin Plug to BS 1363 (China), 2-Pin Plug to BS 1363 (Japan) 2-Pin (China), 2-Pin (Japan) Type G - British 3-pin 10A - - -
RS Stock No. 668-3692
BrandRS PRO
TWD99.00
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Travel Adapter - - - - Type G - British 3-pin Australia, US 7.5A - - -
RS Stock No. 805-6294
Mfr. Part No.SCP-BK
TWD78.00
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Converter Plug - Europe UK Non-Earthed Schuko Europlug to BS1363 3-pin - - 13A - - -
RS Stock No. 783-9565
Mfr. Part No.SCP3-B-10A
TWD94.00
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Converter Plug Europe to UK Europe UK Type F - Schuko Plug to Type G - British 3-pin Type F - Schuko Plug Type G - British 3-pin 10A - - -