How to Choose a Right Travel Adapter?

Different countries use different socket plugs, there are 13 kinds of plug adapters varying from type A to N. So, How to Choose a Right Plug Travel Adapter for your trip? Don’t worry, we have made a table that lists the plug types and voltage information of all countries. It is important to familiarize yourself with the plug type of the country you are going to visit beforehand to see if it is different from your home countries. How to use this table to select a right plug adapter or a converter? Please refer to the following steps:

Step 1: Find your destination country (use the hot key “”Ctrl+F” will help you find it quickly).

Step 2: Find the plug adapter type of your destination country, then choose different models by clicking the links as follows:

→ Travel Adapter w/ 3 US Outlets 2 USB Ports

→ Travel Adapter w/ 1 US Outlets 2 USB Ports

→ Travel Adapter w/ 1 US Outlet Only

Step 3. Confirm the voltage of your destination country, if the voltage of the country is higher than that of your home country, you need a step-up converter, If the voltage is lower than in your home country, you’ll need a step-down converter. 

Tips You Need to Consider before Selecting Your Travel Adapter

  1. The travel adapter must be safe and certified

Safety should be among the first considerations when selecting any adapter, let alone a travel adapter. Since all adapter manufacturers purport to manufacture safe adapters, which is obviously not the case, you shouldn’t rely solely on what a manufacturer says about their adapters. Instead, consider certification.

FCC certification is popular for all safe and high-quality adapters made and sold in the US and other jurisdictions globally. FCC certification certifies that electronic interference is within limits approved by the FCC (Federal Communications Commission). The travel adapter you buy should have an FCC label, a label recognized worldwide and associated with high quality and safe electronic products in and outside the US.

  • What kind of travel adapter do you need? Universal plug adapter or simple plug adapter?

Apart from safety and certification, you should also consider your needs since they dictate the type of travel adapter that will work for you. The Universal Plug Adapter can be used in more countries and regions, but the complex structure brings poor reliability, bigger size and more expensive prices. To the opposite, the Simple Plug Adapter can be used in specific countries and regions, but the simple structure leads to higher reliability, cheaper price and smaller size. it can fit in a luggage bag that is seemingly packed to capacity. It can also fit in your pocket perfectly.

As universal plug adapters may have some additional features, they come at a cost and aren’t absolutely necessary. Simple plug adapters handle the most important basics of plug adapters i.e. making sure you can charge/power your device in a country with a different power outlet/socket type.

  • Size

Size is a critical consideration when choosing a travel plug adapter for obvious reasons. When traveling, you need an adapter that won’t take up a lot of space. Furthermore, the adapter shouldn’t be awkwardly shaped, making it difficult to fit perfectly in a typical travel bag. The adapter also needs to be lightweight; otherwise it will add to already stringent weight limits that must be observed by travelers.

  • USB options

Last but not least, you need a travel plug with USB capabilities. Almost every device and gadget today can be powered or charged via a USB port. Having multiple USB ports on a travel plug adapter is a necessity today as opposed to a luxury.

Review of Tessan Travel Plug Adapter

Tessan is a renowned global brand for highly ranked travel adapters among other popular digital accessories like power strips. Since 2015, Tessan products have been known to be high-quality, functional, and fashionable. Below is the best-of-the-best travel plug adapters Tessan has to offer.

  1. Tessan Travel Plug Adapter with 3 Outlets and 2 USB Charger

“This multi-plug outlet extender is cube-shaped, sizable/small – doesn’t block other plugs in tight spaces. It can accommodate three bulky plugs and has two USB ports offering fast speed charging fit for all devices and gadgets including iPhones, iPads and Android devices. The adapter has impressive features like No surge protection and No cords making it perfect for cruise ship travel. The adapter’s small, compact and lightweight design makes it fit perfectly into any briefcase or luggage. What’s more – the adapter doesn’t have a cord. It has also been made for all kinds of indoor applications. The plug adapter can be used anywhere with a socket. It is available in black and gray colors as well as in type B, C, E/F, G and I plug types.”

  • Tessan Travel Plug Adapter with 1US Outlets 2 USB Ports

This travel plug adapter has one AC outlet and two USB ports. It’s a must-have European travel plug adapter that converts European power outlets into US power outlets. The type C plug adapter is lightweight, mini size and compatible with a variety of European countries. The adapter accepts 2 and 3 prong flat pin standard N American flat pin plugs. It is also certified as safe (FCC and CE certified). It is suitable for charging a variety of devices and gadgets, especially those that can be charged/powered via USB. The adapter is available in black as well as type A to N plug types (except B plug type).

  • Tessan Universal Travel Adapter with 4 USB Ports

If you are searching for a universal travel plug adapter that will work with any socket anywhere in the world, look no further. This adapter kit comes with one USB port, and type E, F, G, L, I, J plugs perfect for worldwide travel (will work in 200+ countries). Besides working globally, this adapter is ultra-small (measures 1.8 by 1.8 by 4.7 inches only) and weighs 6 ounces only. The maximum load is 10A (2500 Watt). Input voltage 100 to 250V. The adapter also stands out for its high-quality metal interfaces, CE approved, and FCC compliance.

  • Tessan European Travel Plug Adapter without USB Ports

If you just want a simple travel plug adapter that will work in Europe, look no further. This type C gray adapter accepts the 2 and 3 Standard N American prong flat pin plugs. The adapter has a space-saving min-size design capable in fitting in the anywhere including your pocket. The adapter is perfect for travelers and businessmen keen on traveling “light”. It is made of high-quality internal metal interfaces offering perfect conductivity and certified by CE (guaranteed safety). The adapter also comes with the standard 18-month Tessan warranty.

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Tessan New Power Strip with USB in 2020

Contents:

  1. Brief introduction of Tessan
  2. Upgrade for new power strip
  3. Features of the whole collection

1. Brief Introduction of Tessan

Tessan has been focusing on making good-quality USB power strip over the past few years. We’ve designed various power strip with USB, meeting hundreds of thousands of people’s needs, which include convenient travel power strip, surge protector power strip with multiple outlets, and portable wall mountable power strip.

2. Upgrade for new power strip

Tessan dedicate to design and develop excellent product to meet customers’ need, aiming to improve users’ experience. With our years of efforts and development, on the basis of meeting users’ need and knowing the development of the market, we designed and develop a new series of USB power strip in 2019 and we are delighted to released them in 2020.

The Development of Tessan’s Square Power Strip

Unlike the slim power strip, the new USB power strip retains and improve the square shape design of previous power strip, highlighting its industrial style and the beauty in authenticity of making. We specifically retain the features of compactness, portability and some major functions including USB ports.

It is worth mentioning that we optimize the product structure and upgrade the number of AC outlets. The spacing between each outlet extends from 28.5mm/38.5mm to 48mm, which fundamentally solves the problem of inefficient use caused by AC outlets blocking each other and improve users’ experience.

The gray and white color design distinguished itself from the previous design of black and white. The stylish appearance and easy-matching color fits for any occasion such as home, office, hotel room, etc.

The first generation of square power strip has no switch. The second generation has press-type switch. When it comes to our new USB power strip, we design a rocker switch. Those switches are able to trip off automatically to safeguard your devices from overload, short circuit and voltage fluctuations in case of power overload.

Now let’s have a look on our new USB power strip collection.

3. Features of the whole collection

TS-103 & TS-105——Small and portable for travel

Features: Widely spaced outlets enable you to use larger plugs without blocking them. 3 USB ports make charging easier and simpler. 45-degree angled flat plug doesn’t block the neighboring outlet.

Restrictions: These are not surge protector since they are designed as a travel power strip for cruise ship and low-power devices. The max load power is 1250W.

TS-102——–Featured product for various occasions

Features: 4 widely spaced outlets give plenty of space for those bulky plugs that would cover the next outlet on the old-style power strips. 3 USB ports make charging easier and simpler. It can be mount on the wall by 2 easy steps. 45-degree angled flat plug doesn’t block the neighboring outlet. A switch is designed to trip off automatically to safeguard your devices from overload, short circuit and voltage fluctuations in case of power overload.

Restrictions: It is not a surge protector since it is designed as a compact power strip wherever you want to use, for example, nightstand in your bedroom or cruise ship. The max load power is 1250W.

TS-106 & TS-108——–Surge protector power strip

Features: Unlike the above-mentioned items, these power strip offer protection against power spikes. Surge protectors offer protection in amounts called joules. A surge protector power strip is fit for those high-power devices. It retains the classic features of the collection such as widely spaced outlets, USB ports and flat plug as well.

Restrictions: As these has surge protection, it can not be used on a cruise ship. The surge protection amount is 1080 joules. The max load power is 1875W.  

TS-101——-Widely used for home and office

Features: 1 widely spaced outlet is separated with enough space to fit big plugs without blocking each other. It can be mount on the wall by 2 easy steps. 45-degree angled flat plug doesn’t block the neighboring outlet. Its slim shape takes up little space.

Restrictions: It is not a surge protector since it is designed as a slim power strip for charging low-power devices. The max load power is 1250W.

You can always find what you want in this collection. We design various power strip in order to meet your need.

How to Choose the Right Power Strip

Every day we have several devices to be charged, which includes cell phones, iPad, laptops, etc. You may need to charge them in different spaces such as living room, bedroom or office. Therefore, the size and function of a power strip is of great importance. Here are some tips for you to choose a suitable power strip when speaking of what function do you need or where do you want to use it.

  • USB Power Strip

As you may have experienced, it is quite annoying to find a charger to plug in. An USB power strip will save you from such annoyance, making it more convenient when charging your devices. All you need are a power strip with USB ports and an USB cable. With the development of USB, nowadays the USB Power Strip has been designed into different types (e.g. type A/B/C).

  • Surge Protector Power Strip

As we all know, power strip allows multiple electrical devices to be powered from a single electrical socket. But surge protector, like a power strip with the function of surge protection, is an appliance or device designed to protect electric devices from unexpected voltage spikes. The power strip with surge protection will limit the voltage supplied to an electric device by either blocking or shorting to ground any unwanted harmful voltage. A surge protector power strip is essential for those who plan to use high-power devices.

  • Travel Power Strip

When it comes to travel power strip, one thing shall be valued most. That is, whether the power strip is portable. No one wants to carry a bulky power strip while travelling because it takes up a lot of space in suitcase. Besides, it should be cruise-approved as surge protector power strip are not allowed on a cruise ship. However, a portable travel power strip, which always appears to be a USB power strip, is not only used for travel but also perfect for some narrow spaces including nightstand, or somewhere behind/under a couch or desk.

What Makes a Good Power Strip?

When it comes to power strip, sometimes it can be really annoying.

You must have encountered such inconvenience:

  • Bulky plugs blocking with each other
  • The plug of the power strip covers other outlets on the wall
  • Messy cords due to narrow outlets
  • Not portable enough for travel

Tessan design some great power strips to specifically troubleshoot the aforesaid issues, which have several outstanding features.

Four wide-spaced outlets save the bulky plugs from blocking with each other. Its angled flat plug can easily fit behind your furniture, keeping other outlets available to be plugged in. It can be mounted on the wall by 2 slots on its back. A built-in switch can be pressed to turn off it when not being used. Besides, its compact size makes it portable to carry around while travelling. This USB power strip can be used for cruise ship since it has no surge protection.

This power strip with surge protection has enough outlets for you to charge your devices. Plugs can be plugged separately on each side of the central column, which give plenty of space for those bulky plugs that would cover the next outlet on the old-style power strip. Having multiple USB connections makes it much more convenient and useful when charging. Putting it on the desk, you don’t have to bend down to turn off the power. It’s so handy to have all those outlets just right there wherever you need them.

This USB power strip is compact and packs a lot of power. The USB ports nicely charge your iPad, iPhone and apple watch. Therefore, you don’t have to look for your charger when you just have USB cable. Three plugs are very helpful. It’s just the right size for your night stand. Most importantly, it is not too bulky or heavy for travel. Great spacing for outlets also fit for your bulky plugs.

If you don’t like the square-shape or tower-shape design, this traditional rectangular power strip will be a good choice. 1 widely spaced outlet is separated with enough space to fit big plugs without blocking each other. If you get tired of the tangle of cords and chargers on the floor in your house, just try this power strip and attach it to the back of a table or anywhere you want. Besides, it’s really clean looking and portable for a power strip with USB ports.

Type J Plug Travel Adapter

Type J Plug Travel Adapter is mostly used in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Contents:
1.  Brief introduction of Type J Plug
2. Type J travel adapters recommended from Tessan
3. Complete list of all countries

1. Brief introduction of Type J Plug

Type J plug has 2 round prongs and an earthing pin. It is mainly used in Switzerland and Liechtenstein (see all countries or regions on below list).

Type J plug looks like the Brazilian Type N plug a lot, but it is incompatible with the type N socket because the earthing pin is further away from the centre line than type N. The Type J Plug fits for type J socket.

2. Type J travel adapters recommended from Tessan

If you are going to travel to the above-mentioned country, Tessan’s Type J Plug Adapter will be a good choice. It suits all types of USB charging device and can be used for your cruise ship since it has no surge protection. Have a good trip!

Type J Plug with 2 USB Ports

3. Complete list of all countries

Use this check list to ensure the Type J Travel Adapter works for your devices and the country you are travelling to.

Country / RegionVoltage in Country / RegionFrequencyAdapter plug Type in Country / Region
Jordan230V50HzB, C, D, F, G, J
Liechtenstein230V50HzC, J
Madagascar127V 220V50HzC, D, E, J, K
Maldives230V50HzA, C, D, G, J, K, L
Rwanda230V50HzC, J
Switzerland230V50HzC, J

Type G Plug Travel Adapter

Type G Travel Adapter is Mainly used in the UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, Malaysia, Singapore, Hong Kong and others

Contents:
1.  Brief introduction of Type G Plug
2. Type G travel adapters recommended from Tessan
3. Complete list of all countries

1. Brief introduction of Type G Plug

Type G plug has 3 rectangular prongs that form a triangular pattern, is Mainly used in the UK, Ireland, Cyprus, Malta, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong (see all countries or regions on below list),

Type G plug fits for type G socket. British Standard 1363 requires the use of a three-wire grounded and fused plug for all power connections. There is no doubt that the UK plugs are the safest in the world, but also the most hulking and cumbersome.

2. Type G travel adapters recommended from Tessan

If you plan to visit the aforesaid countries and regions, Tessan’s Type G Travel Adapter will be a perfect solution. It suits all types of USB charging device and can be used for your cruise ship since it has no surge protection. Have a good trip!

UK Hong Kong Travel Adapter with 2 USB
UK Hong Kong Travel Plug Adapter, 2 Pack
UK Hong Kong Travel Adapter with 3 Outlets 2 USB Ports 
UK Hong Kong Travel Adapter with 2 Outlets 2 USB Ports

3. Complete list of all countries

Use this check list to ensure the Type G Travel Adapter works for your devices and the country you are travelling to.

Country / RegionVoltage in Country / RegionFrequencyAdapter plug Type in Country / Region
Bahrain230V50HzG
Bangladesh220V50HzC, D, G, K
Belize110V 220V60HzA, B, G
Bhutan230V50HzC, D, F, G, M
Botswana230V50HzD, G, M
Brunei Darussalam240V50HzG
Cambodia230V50HzA, C, G
Cyprus240V50HzG
Dominica230V50HzD, G
Falkland Islands (Malvinas)240V50HzG
Gambia230V50HzG
Ghana230V50HzD, G
Gibraltar240V50HzC, G
Grenada230V50HzG
Guyana240V60HzA, B, D, G
Hong Kong220V50HzG, D
Iraq230V50HzC, D, G
Ireland230V50HzG
Isle of Man240V50HzC, G
Jordan230V50HzB, C, D, F, G, J
Kenya240V50HzG
Kuwait240V50HzC, G, M
Lebanon220V50HzA, B, C, D, G
Macau220V50HzD, M, G, F
Malawi230V50HzG
Malaysia240V50HzA, C, G, M
Maldives230V50HzA, C, D, G, J, K, L
Malta230V50HzG
Mauritius230V50HzC, G
Myanmar230V50HzC, D, F, G
Nigeria230V50HzD, G
Oman240V50HzC, G
Pakistan230V50HzC, D, G, M
Qatar240V50HzD, G
Saint Kitts and Nevis230V60HzA, B, D, G
Saint Lucia240V50HzG
SaintVincent and the Grenadines230V50HzA, C, E, G, I, K
Saudi Arabia220V 230V60HzG
Seychelles240V50HzG
Sierra Leone230V50HzD, G
Singapore230V50HzC, G, M
Solomon Islands220V50HzI, G
Sri Lanka230V50HzD, M, G
Tanzania230V50HzD, G
Uganda240V50HzG
United Arab Emirates230V50HzD, G
United Kingdom230V50HzG
Vanuatu220V50HzC, G, I
Yemen230V50HzA, D, G
Zambia230V50HzC, D, G
Zimbabwe220V50HzD, G

Type E Plug Travel Adapter

Type E Travel Adapter can be used in France, Belgium, Slovakia, Tunisia, Poland, other continental European countries.

Contents:
1.  Brief introduction of Type E Plug
2. Type E travel adapters recommended from Tessan
3. Complete list of all countries

1. Brief introduction of Type E Plug

With 2 round prongs and a hole for the socket’s male earthing pin, Type E plug adapter has a round shape and thus, it fits for type E socket, which has a round recess.

Type E adapter can be used in France, Belgium, Slovakia, Tunisia, Poland (see all countries or regions on below list). Different from the CEE 7/4 socket (type F) that is standard in Germany and other continental European countries, France, Belgium and some other countries have standardized on a socket.

2. Type E travel adapters recommended from Tessan

If you plan to travel to the above-mentioned countries and regions, Tessan’s Type E Plug Adapter will be a nice choice. It suits all types of USB charging device and can be used for your cruise ship since it has no surge protection. Have a good trip!

1 Outlets 2 USB Ports

2 Outlets 2 USB Ports

2 Pack

3. Complete list of all countries

Use this check list to ensure the Type E Travel Adapter works for your devices and the country you are travelling to.

Country / RegionVoltage in Country / RegionFrequencyAdapter plug Type in Country / Region
Belgium230V50HzC, E
Benin220V50HzC, E
Burkina Faso220V50HzC, E
Burundi220V50HzC, E
Cameroon220V50HzC, E
Central African Republic220V50HzC, E
Chad220V50HzC, D, E, F
Comoros220V50HzC, E
Congo230V50HzC, E
Congo (Democratic Rep. of)220V50HzC, D, E
Cote d’Ivoire230V50HzC, E
Czech Republic230V50HzC, E
Denmark230V50HzC, F, E, K
Djibouti220V50HzC, E
Equatorial Guinea220V50HzC, E
Ethiopia220V50HzC, E, F, L
Faroe Islands230V50HzC, F, E, K
France230V50HzC, E
French Guiana220V50HzC, D, E
Greenland230V50HzC, F, E, K
Guadeloupe230V50HzC, D, E
Lao People’s Democratic Republic230V50HzA, B, C, E, F
Liberia120V 220V50Hz, 60HzA, B, C, E, F
Madagascar127V 220V50HzC, D, E, J, K
Mali220V50HzC, E
Martinique220V50HzC, D, E
Monaco230V50HzC, D, E, F
Mongolia220V50HzC, E
Morocco127V 220V50HzC, E
Niger220V50HzA, B, C, D, E, F
Poland230V50HzC, E
Reunion220V50HzE
SaintVincent and the Grenadines230V50HzA, C, E, G, I, K
Senegal230V50HzC, D, E, K
Slovakia230V50HzC, E
Syrian Arab Republic220V50HzC, E, L
Timor-Leste220V50HzC, E, F, I
Tunisia230V50HzC, E

Tessan Smart Dimmer Switch Review

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TESSAN 3 Way Extra Add-on Smart Dimmer Switch Review

This product is reviewed by digiblurDIY on the YouTube channel on March 19, 2019, showing how to install the smart switch and giving you a direct experience of the product.

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TESSAN Smart Dimmer Switch for Dimmable LED Lights Review

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TESSAN All-in-One Travel Adapter Review

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TESSAN Flat Plug Power Strip Review

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Type B Plug Travel Adapter

Type B Plug Mostly used in Central and North America, Japan

Contents:
1. Brief introduction of Type B Plug
2. Type B travel adapters recommended from Tessan
3. Complete list of all countries

1. Brief introduction of Type B Plug

Type B plug, named as American standard NEMA5-15, has 2 flat thick blades and 1 round or U-shaped earth prong, which is longer than the two flat blades. Therefore, the device is grounded before connecting the power.

Type B electrical plug is mostly used in Central and North America, Japan (see all countries or regions on below list), Type B plug is suit for type B socket. However, in some places of South and Central Amercia, grounded type B outlets are still uncommon to see. People usually just cut off the earth prong of a type B adapter so as to pair it with a two-pole ungrounded socket.

2. Type B travel adapters recommended from Tessan

If you are going to travel to the aforesaid countries or regions, The following Tessan’s Type B Travel Plug Adapter will be a nice choice. It suits all types of USB charging device and can be used for your cruise ship since it has no surge protection.

3. Complete list of all countries

Use this check list to ensure the Type B Plug Adapter works for your devices and the country you are travelling to.

Country / RegionVoltage in Country / RegionFrequencyAdapter plug Type in Country / Region
American Samoa120V60HzA, B, F, I
Antigua and Barbuda230V60HzA, B
Aruba127V60HzA, B, F
Bahamas120V60HzA, B
Barbados115V50HzA, B
Belize110V 220V60HzA, B, G
Bermuda120V60HzA, B
BritishVirgin Islands110V60HzA, B
Canada120V60HzA, B
Cayman Islands120V60HzA, B
Colombia110V60HzA, B
Costa Rica120V60HzA, B
Cuba110V60HzA, B
Dominican Republic110V60HzA, B
Ecuador120V60HzA, B
El Salvador115V60HzA, B
Guam110V60HzA, B
Guatemala120V60HzA, B
Guyana240V60HzA, B, D, G
Haiti110V60HzA, B
Honduras110V60HzA, B
Jamaica110V50HzA, B
Japan100V50Hz, 60HzA, B
Jordan230V50HzB, C, D, F, G, J
Lao People’s Democratic Republic230V50HzA, B, C, E, F
Lebanon220V50HzA, B, C, D, G
Liberia120V 220V50Hz, 60HzA, B, C, E, F
Mexico127V60HzA, B
Micronesia, Federated States of120V60HzA, B
Montserrat230V60HzA, B
Netherlands Antilles127V 220V50HzA, B, C, F
Nicaragua120V60HzA, B
Niger220V50HzA, B, C, D, E, F
Palau120V60HzA, B
Panama110V60HzA, B
Peru220V60HzA, B, C
Philippines, Rep. of the220V60HzA, B, C
Puerto Rico120V60HzA, B
Saint Kitts and Nevis230V60HzA, B, D, G
Taiwan110V60HzA, B
Thailand220V50HzA, B, C, F
Trinidad and Tobago115V60HzA, B
Turkmenistan220V50HzB, C, F
Turks and Caicos Islands120V60HzA, B
United States of America120V60HzA, B
United States Virgin Islands110V60HzA, B
Venezuela120V60HzA, B

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