People who travel a lot often find themselves faced with the inconvenience of not being able to use their electronics because of different wall sockets. You see, different countries use different power sockets, which is why you can sometimes have difficulties recharging your phone or tablet when traveling abroad. It is for this purpose that travel power adapters were invented in the first place, tools that have become extremely popular since.
Over the next few minutes, we’ll try to find out what makes a good travel power adapter and what features to look for when buying one. Without further ado, here are the ten best travel power adapters on the market today.
10BESTEK Universal Worldwide All-in-one Travel Charger Adapter Plug with 3.1A Dual USB Charging Ports
This BESTEK adapter has a very compact design. So compact, in fact, that it only weighs 0.3 lbs. It also folds up completely, making it very easy for you to pack it up. At the same time, it has a plug that allows you to charge virtually any device. It also has USB ports, allowing you to charge your phone and iPad with ease. Note that this adapter does not alter the current flowing through it but that it does have separate plug inputs for different types of plugs.
9LOOP BEST Worldwide Travel Adapter with [SMART POWER] Dual USB Ports and POWER BANK | Universal [US UK EU AU] Fused Safety Wall Plug
What makes this travel adapter by LOOP stand out is the power bank that comes with it. Sometimes, you may not have a socket nearby, which is when the power bank comes in handy. This adapter also has 2 USB ports and a single electric outlet that you can use any way you wish. Due to its versatility, you can charge 2 mobile devices at the same time regardless of what type of devices they are.
8EnergyPal Travel Charging Station ETCS04/International Travel Adapter/Surge Protector/Power Strip with USB/ Power Adapter
The EnergyPal is a standard US 3-prong plug. It comes with 4 USB ports that allow you to charge your phones and iPads. The 4 outlets allow you to charge different devices at the same time without the need to buy separate adapters. This particular adapter is also very portable, as it only measures 9 X 6 inches in size. Furthermore, it is fire-resistant by design and has premium copper wiring for this exact reason.
7LOOP BEST World Travel Adapter with Dual USB Charger [2.5 A] International [US, UK, EU, AU] All-In-One Universal AC Fused Wall Plug
The LOOP is both lightweight and portable. It converts the shape of the plug without altering the voltage while providing you with 2 USB ports to charge your devices. These ports share a 5 Amps capacity between them. Also, the top of the adapter comes with only one outlet plug, meaning that you can only charge one electrical device at a time. The sliding extenders lock into place, allowing you to push the adapter without disengaging the sliding plug.
6BESTEK Grounded Universal Travel Plug Adapter for Europe, France, Germany, (Schuko)
The BESTEK pack comes with 3 plug adapters, allowing you to charge multiple devices at the same time. This allows for more power for each device, although the adapters may not work in sockets without the hole for the grounding prong. The detachable and interchangeable pins also come in handy, giving you more versatility when it comes to the type of devices you can charge at any given time.
5Travel Ready High-Quality AC Power Travel Adapter Plug with 2 Plug-in Ports
This adapter by Travel Ready is designed to fit wall sockets in various countries. It is compact and lightweight, making it easy for you to pack. It has a tight fit into wall sockets. The purple color makes it harder for you to forget the adapter. It has 2 outlets, allowing you to charge 2 devices at the same time. It is important to note that this is just an adapter, not a converter.
4LOOP BEST Word Travel Adapter with Dual USB Charger [2.5 A] International [US, UK, EU, AU] All-In-One Universal AC Fused Wall Plug
This travel adapter by LOOP allows for worldwide charging, with no limitations whatsoever. It also allows you to charge 3 devices at the same time. You can use the AC power socket and dual USB ports simultaneously. We should also point out that this adapter is made from fire resistant PC materials, and it comes with a 6A fuse, meaning that you can charge your devices safely. Note that the adapter does not convert power via the AC socket, which is why it is not suitable for high power appliances like irons and hairdryers.
3BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter 220V to 110V with Interchangeable Worldwide UK/US/AU/EU Plugs + 4 USB Charging Ports
The BESTEK travel power adapter has ample plug-ins (3 standard US outlets and 4 USB ports), allowing you to charge several devices at the same time. The fan prevents overheating; you never have to worry about the adapter blowing. The built-in step-down converter also comes in handy to keep your adapter from blowing. All the voltage in the different countries is converted to 110 V (US voltage). The fan is also surprisingly quiet by all standards.
2eForCity Universal World Wide Travel Charger Adapter Plug
The eForCity travel power adapter is compact and lightweight. Better still, you need not carry other plug extensions as you can flip a switch on either side and get the particular plug that you need. You can even flip or press the plugs that you are not using back into the device; only the type that you are using sticks out. It is important to note that the eForCity power adapter is not a converter, just a regular travel charger adapter.
1Belkin 3-Outlet Mini Travel Swivel Charger Surge Protector
The Belkin power adapter is ideal for anyone traveling internationally, or for students who lives in dorms. It comes with 5 charging outlets, allowing you to charge several devices at the same time, especially if you are in a hotel where there could only be a single socket. It can also rotate freely, meaning that you can put it in any direction. Thanks to its ingenious construction, it also protects your devices from surges. Overall, it is one of the best travel power adapters on the market.