Best travel adapters

Best travel adapters for frequent travellers in 2019

Having a travel adapter is almost a necessity these days since everyone has at least 2 or 3 gadgets they need to charge. And unfortunately for us different continents and countries have different voltage standards as well as socket types. So if you are flying out of the US to Europe or from Europe into the UK you will need an adapter to charge your phone or laptop.

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Why should you buy an all-in-one travel plug adapter?

  • It suits most of the countries
  • It is a lot cheaper than to buy them in the airport (or separately)
  • Can charge multiple devices at once (good if your hotel has only 1 socket!)

What to look for when buying a worldwide travel adapter

Quick Charge (3.0A)

Statistically Quick Charge charges your devices 60% faster than your conventional adapters. This will definitely save you time if you are in a rush for a plane or you don't have enough time before you need to go out for your trip. When buying adapters looks if they have a USB-C port with 3.0 A. This is not compulsory but is good to have.

Type C USB
Type C USB

Surge protection

With surge protection if there has been an increase in voltage then your devices won't be damaged. Most of the adapters that go to market have surge protection but worth double checking it is mentioned.

Weight

You don't want to carry a travel adapter that is too heavy and takes up too much space in your bag. So it is better checking the weight since the adapter shouldn't weight more than 200 grams.

Output Power

If you are traveling with high power appliances such as a hair straightener or iron then make sure the adapter has enough power to support it. Most of the adapters are designed for travel gadgets: laptops, cameras, tablets, headphones, phones.

Plug types

When travelling abroad make sure your adapter is compatible with the socket type. Most worldwide travel adapters cover: Type A (US), Type C (most of European countries), Type G (UK), Type I (Australia) – that is more than 150 countries. If you are traveling to India though you will need to buy a Type D plug, we haven't seen any universal adapters with that Type.

What I need to know when using adapters

Please note that almost every worldwide adapter doesn't convert voltage. The voltage standards are the same in the UK and Europe (210V-240V), however, it is different in the US (110V – 120V). If it is a dual voltage gadget then you will see voltage range from 110V to 240V. Luckily many travel gadgets like phones, tablets and laptops are dual voltage. Usually it is high power appliances that can be single voltage.


In the list below we list only the best travel adapters that we found on Amazon. We look at all the criteria above as well as average Amazon rating and valid user reviews, we would never recommend something that has only 3 stars! Hopefully this article will help you save time and money.

 

Top 4 All-in-one Travel Adapters

Saunorch International Travel Adapter | $19.99

Saunorch travel adapter review

1.Plug Coverage-US/EU/UK/AU

2.USB ports- 3

3.Fast Charging- 1 USB-C 3.0 A

4.Voltage Input-100 V - 240 V

6.Product weight- 4.5 ounces / 127 grams

7.Colours- black, green, blue

Saunorch travel adapter is very similar to Hyleton travel adapter that we mentioned in one of our reviews. Saunorch product is a great value for money and is probably the best adapter out there for charging multiple gadgets. It meets all of our criteria: it is light, has all the necessary ports and includes fast charging USB-C. And if you don't like boring black colour it also comes in green and blue colours.

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Pors-ela high power international travel adapter | $27.95

Pors-ela travel adapter review

1.Plug Coverage -US/EU/UK/AU

2.USB ports- 2

3.Fast Charging- None

4.Voltage Input-100 V - 240 V

6.Product weight– 5.6 ounces / 159 grams

7.Colours– black and blue

8. High Appliances- Compatible

Pors-ela adapter is upgraded for super safety and is compatible with high power appliances, so if you are traveling with a hair straightener then this is an adapter for you. The only disadvantage is that the adapter doesn't have fast charging. Similar to other all-in-one adapters Pors-ela is compatible with European, US, UK and Australian sockets.

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Micro – the smallest Travel adapter | $19.99

Micro travel adapter review

1.Plug Coverage -US/EU/UK/AU

2.USB ports–casing

3.Fast Charging- None

4.Voltage Input-100 V - 250 V

6.Product weight– 1.4 ounces / 40 grams

7.Colours– black and blue

Even though Micro doesn't have any USB ports we still wanted to mention this adapter for its unique design and user-friendliness. If you are used to travel with your chargers then you can buy this adapter and the best thing is it won't take a lot of space in your bag. Built with adjustable integrated casing to cover any 3rd pin.

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Castries Travel Adapter | $19.99

Castiers travel adapter review

1.Plug Coverage -US/EU/UK/AU

2.USB ports- 4

3.Fast Charging- None

4.Voltage Input-100 V - 240 V

6.Product weight– 5.8 ounces / 164 grams

7.Colours– black and blue

8. Extra protection for kids

Castiers is what I call a power plug. Castries travel adapter comes with 4 USB charging ports, 1 AC socket and a double fuse for extra safety. Also comes with a 75n protection door for child's safety. This door won't allow electricity to travel if you put a metal object only though one hole.

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Unfortunately all-in-one travel plugs don't come with fast charging capabilities at the same time being compatible with high power appliances as well as being light in weight. To choose the best adapter you should also consider which gadgets you are taking with you. But honestly try to avoid bringing high power appliances since they take up too much space! The above top 4 adapters are chosen for their features and customer satisfaction.