We wanted the lightest travel adapter for covering Europe with minimal tech. We settled on the OREI Grounded Universal 2 in 1 Schuko Plug Adapter
We picked this travel adapter because it was cheap, light, compact, reliable, and allowed us to charge two devices at a time. We’ve got a big list of thirsty devices; 2 iPhones, an iPad, 2 kindles, and 2 macbooks.
It’s been the perfect adapter so far, but there are a few caveats:
- This is not a converter. European voltage is 220, American outlets output 110. That said, most electronics (including everything I mentioned above) have built in transformers. You only need a converter for certain pieces of “dumb” technology, generally things with motors. Think hair dryers or electric shavers.
- This is not a truly universal converter, though it does cover all the countries we’re going to. There are a few countries that aren’t compatible with the Type C plug (mostly UK and British Isles). If you’re going to one of those places, a good option is the FosPower FUSE World-Wide Universal AC Adapter. It only provides a single outlet, but includes a built-in USB charger so you can still do two devices at a time. If you want to learn more about plug sizes, visit the world standards page.
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