Adapter for Brazilian plug
There are at least 14 different types of plugs in the world. This disorder, which began at the dawn of the electrical revolution , today forces tourists to travel equipped with adapters, and online shoppers to check the compatibility of appliances before purchasing them in other markets.
Discover in this search engine the type of plug used in every part of the world, based on the list of the International Electrotechnical Commission. Select the country and check the shape of the sockets to find out if an adapter is required, and the voltage and frequency to find out if a power transformer is also needed.
The origin of this worldwide mess lies in the beginnings of the electrical revolution at the end of the 19th century. The first electrical appliances were rudimentarily hooked up to household light wiring. Sockets emerged at the beginning of the last century as a safe form of connection. Each country devised its own solutions. Back then, travel was infrequent and appliances were anything but portable, so the need for a universal plug was not apparent. When the situation changed, the mess was hard to fix.
It is important to keep in mind that there are differences in current intensity, frequency or volt measurement. Sometimes, even if the slots of the plug fit perfectly, it does not mean that the device is compatible, moreover, in the long run we could damage the device if the intensity of the voltage are not the same.
It is therefore very important to be sure of the type of voltage that we will find at the destination. Also, the adapters already perform the function of current transformation to ensure a correct transmission of frequency and voltage.
However, even if 2 countries operate with the same voltage there can always be a second problem: the shape of the plug. To ensure that the correct voltage is used and that the plug type works, a universal adapter will solve our problems.
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Universal travel adapter
The main reason why not all countries use the same type of plugs is due to a non-globalized technological development and to the fact that it has not been possible to reach a consensus to homogenize them among manufacturers and countries.
Looking back, the race to popularize the use of electricity began at the end of the 19th century and the beginning of the 20th century. However, at that time it was impossible to predict that the world would change so much and that we would travel around the world loaded with electrical appliances.
The result is that today there are 16 different types of plugs in the world. Each of them is given a letter to name it. We can find from the type A plug to the type N plug. We are going to repair all the plug models in the world.
The type C is composed of two round and parallel pins while in the wall socket we find the two holes where it is connected. What we colloquially know as the male and the female, expression that we use for most of the cable connections.
Type A can be used for Japan, USA, Canada, Mexico. International travel Type I Power Adapter for China, Australia, New Zealand Type C/European Plug Adapter for Europe, South America, Asia. Type G Universal Power Adapter for UK, Ireland, Singapore, Hong Kong.
Built in fuse, Extra included. RoHS CE certified safety system, with/without surge protection, with/without children’s electric shock protection, with/without plug lock and built in safety latches to protect you and your devices from external shocks and short circuit when charging.
Includes 6 types of international adapters – AE (Type C), UK (Type G), US (Type B), AU (Type I), Au (Type E/F), JP (Type A) plugs compatible with outlets in North America, UK, most of Europe, Australia, Japan, parts of Africa, Middle East, Asia, China, and more. Other SWADAPT accessories are sold separately.