Traveling around the world with your electronics can be confusing. But with the right information it is not that complicated. All you need to know is:

  • What voltage they use?
  • What power outlet they use?

Here is a link to a website that will make this all clear to you: http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/map.htm

Before you travel check on this website and then check the label on your device for its power specs. Make sure that the power adapter or charger you want to use has a range of at least 120-240 Volts and 50/60 hrz.

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All these regions will also have different power outlets. Buy an adapter that can handle all of these different outlets. You can find these on eBay, amazon or your local travel store.

The next thing to think about is power spikes. When you travel to tropical destination or travel on a liveaboard dive boat you can run into areas with power spikes. All you need to do is purchase a surge protector (power bar). These will prevent damage to your device from a power surge or spike.

Most of the modern travel surge protectors will have usb chargers build in. When purchasing one of these surge protectors checks what charge rate your device needs. Most tablets like IPads or Samsung Tablets need a 2 Amp charger. Make sure that your build in charger can handle this.

Finally you need to organize all these adapters’ cables and chargers and prevent it from becoming a tangled mess. I found a product by Cocoon that called grid-it. It comes in different dimensions and sizes depending on how many devices you need to organize. Here is a link to the product page: http://www.cocooninnovations.com/grid.php. You can find this product in most office supply stores or electronic stores. 

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