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Plug Adapters & Wall Outlet Adapters

We carry every Adapter and Plug for every country worldwide. To know which Adapter is the correct one for you, you must first understand their purpose and the issue they solve. Plug Adapters (also known as Outlet Adapters) have one purpose: to change the physical shape of a plug. So, in other words, Plug Adapters allow you to connect a power cord into a differently shaped wall outlet. For example, if you try to take an American appliance or electronic to Africa or Europe or Asia, you will see that your item won't fit into their foreign wall outlet because their wall outlets are shaped differently than American wall outlets. Here in the US, we typically use a 2-Flat Pin Plug. But in foreign countries overseas, they use completely different plugs. This is where the Plug Adapter comes in.

The Plug Adapter connects to the end of your appliance's power cord and allows you to then plug it into the appropriate wall outlet in the country you are visiting. We have Plug Adapters for all the most frequently visited countries in the world including France, Italy, Germany, India, Australia, Brazil, USA, China, Russia, Japan, New Zealand, England, Spain, Croatia, Israel, Switzerland, every country in Africa, Finland, Denmark, and more! Nearly any country you can think of!

It is important to keep in mind that a Plug Adapter does NOT convert Voltage. A Plug Adapter has no electrical parts inside and is not a Voltage Converter; a Voltage Converter is completely different from a Plug Adapter. To see our Voltage Converters, just click on the "Voltage Converters & Stabilizers" link on the left side of this page.

Need help deciding which Plug Adapter you need? Check out our Plug Adapter Guide HERE

The Type A electrical plug (or flat blade attachment plug) is an ungrounded plug with two flat parallel pins. Although the American and Japanese plugs appear identical, the neutral pin on the American plug is wider than the live pin, whereas on the Japanese plug both pins are the same size. As a result, Japanese plugs can be used in the US but often not the other way around. The Type B electrical plug has two flat parallel pins and a round grounding (or earth) pin. The earth pin is longer than the other two so that the device is grounded before the power is connected. As with the type A plugs, the American and Japanese versions vary slightly. The pins on Type A and Type B plugs have a hole near the tip that fits into ‘bumps’ found on the contact wipers of some sockets, so that the pins are gripped more tightly allowing for better contact and also to prevent the plug from slipping out of the socket. Some sockets have spring-action blades that grip the sides of the pins, making the holes obsolete.

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