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Adapter Plug Grounded Travel North America and Japan

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Adapter Plug Grounded Travel North America and Japan

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North America Travel grounded adapter plug, with two flat pins and one round pin, works in the United States, Canada, Mexico and many countries in Central America and the Caribbean.  

You may still need a North America flat pin adapter when traveling because foreign electrical sockets are not always polarized.  US and Canada outlets are polarized with one pin larger than the other for safety.

North America / Japan adapter is grounded and works with appliance plugs that have either two or three pins. If you are traveling with a laptop with a three prong plug you will need a grounded adapter.  

Also a converter may still be required depending on what appliances you will be using in a foreign country.

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America adapter plug converts US, European, China and Australia appliances to be used in the US, Canada, Mexico, Costa Rica.... 

North America grounded adapter will work with two and three prong appliance plugs.  The North America adapter will accept Australia, United Kingdom and North America plugs to change the pin configuration to fit North America and Japan wall outlets.

Adapter plugs allow electrical connections up to 240 volts. An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter) unless your appliance is dual voltage. Check to make sure your hair dryer, curling iron, electric razor and other appliances are dual voltage before you leave on your trip. Non-grounded adapters may NOT be used with appliances that have grounded plugs; for these you will need a grounded adapter.

Many of our customers find it handy to have multiple adaptors while traveling - either to run several appliances simultaneously or simply as a backup.  If you think you will need additional adapters for your trip, you can also purchase individual adapters.

Going In Style Adapters Feature:

 

  • Allows connection up to 240 volts
  • Enables United States appliance plugs to fit into foreign country wall outlets
  • Enables Europe appliance plugs to fit into foreign country wall outlets
  • An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter).
  • Going In Style Adapters will work with Going In Style Converters
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-NORTH-GUA

Grounded Adapter Plugs

If you are traveling with a grounded United States dual / multi-voltage appliance or using a grounded Transformer you will need to use a grounded adaptor plug. A grounded United States plug has two flat blades and one round pin.

Computers and Apple Products

If you are traveling overseas with a laptop or apple device such as an iPad, chances are you won’t need a voltage converter. Most laptops are multi-voltage and will operate on voltages ranging from 100 to 240 volts. However, computers do need to make safe connections to foreign power systems and a surge protector is recommended and you will still need an adapter to use your plug.

Converter- Changing Current Voltage

Going in Style adapters allow electrical connections up to 240 volts. Adapter plugs DO NOT convert voltage and only change the configuration of the pins. When voltage conversion is needed, use an electricity converter. An electricity converter changes the voltage input into your appliance. The United States electrical appliances operate on a lower current of 110-120 volts AC (Alternating Current). Most of the world operates on 220-240 volts AC. Therefore converter units enable your electronic and non-electronic appliances to run on foreign electricity (220-240 volts) to match the voltage requirements of your 110-120 volt device. Failure to run your appliance with a converter could damage your appliance.

 

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Why do I need a North American adapter?

Even though many countries uses North American sockets, the sockets are not required to be polarized. Since devices such as laptops have a polarized plug with one prong wider than the other, you will may still need a North America Adapter to use your appliances in countries with the two flat pin type electrical outlets.

List of Countries that Use North America Type Sockets


About the United States

Geography

United States is located in North America, bordering both the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Pacific Ocean, between Canada and Mexico. Its area is about half the size of Russia or slightly larger than China. It is the world's third-largest country by size (after Russia and Canada) and by population (after China and India); Its climate is mostly temperate, but tropical in Hawaii and Florida, arctic in Alaska, semiarid in the great plains west of the Mississippi River, and arid in the Great Basin of the southwest; low winter temperatures in the northwest are ameliorated occasionally in January and February by warm chinook winds from the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains. The terrain is vast central plain, mountains in west, hills and low mountains in east; rugged mountains and broad river valleys in Alaska; rugged, volcanic topography in Hawaii. Mt. McKinley is highest point in North America and Death Valley the lowest point on the continent.

Currency

Currency in United States is the US Dollar (USD). Credit cards are accepted all over the United States. Many establishments will accept travelers’ cheques. Foreign currency and travelers’ cheques can be exchanged at major banks and at international airports.

Staying Connected

United States has a large, technologically advanced, multipurpose communications system with a large system of fiber-optic cable, microwave radio relay, coaxial cable, and domestic satellites carries every form of telephone traffic; a rapidly growing cellular system carries mobile telephone traffic throughout the country. When traveling to United States you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid United States SIM card. Cell phones need to be either tri-band or quad-band. You can also contact your mobile service provider to set up an international calling plan. You will need an adapter to charge your phone. Most cell phone battery rechargers should be multi-voltage, therefore will not require a converter. If the charger says 100-240 volts, 50-60 cycles then your charger in multi-voltage.

United States has 498 million internet hosts and 245 million internet users, which is the second most users in the world. Free Wi-Fi is available in hotels, coffee shops and at airports. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.


About Canada

Geography

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Canada is located in Eastern Northern North America, bordering the North Atlantic Ocean on the east, North Pacific Ocean on the west, and the Arctic Ocean on the north, north of the conterminous US and its area is slightly larger than the US. Its climate varies from temperate in south to subarctic and arctic in north. The terrain is mostly plains with mountains in west and lowlands in southeast. Canada is the second-largest country in world (after Russia); strategic location between Russia and US via north polar route; approximately 90% of the population is concentrated within 160 km of the US border. Natural resources in Canada include silver, fish and copper.

Currency in Canada is the Canadian Dollar (CAD). Credit cards are generally accepted everywhere. Foreign money and travelers cheques can be exchanged at banks throughout Canada.

Canada has excellent telephone service provided by modern technology and a domestic satellite system with about 300 earth stations. Cell phone coverage is excellent. When traveling to Canada you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Canada SIM card. You can also contact your mobile service provider to set up an international calling plan. You will need an adapter to charge your phone. Most cell phone battery rechargers should be multi-voltage, therefore will not require a converter. If the charger says 100-240 volts, 50-60 cycles then your charger in multi-voltage.

Canada has over 8.515 million internet hosts and over 26.96 million internet users. There is internet access in hotels, coffee shops, fast food chains and airports throughout the country. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.

Visit the CIA World Factbook for more information on Canada

 



About Japan

Geography

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Japan is located in Eastern Asia, island chain between the North Pacific Ocean and the Sea of Japan, east of the Korean Peninsula and its area is slightly smaller than California. Its climate varies from tropical in south to cool temperate in north. The terrain is mostly rugged and mountainous.

Currency

Currency in Japan is the Japanese Yen (JPY). Credit cards are widely at hotels, restaurants and shops. Foreign currency and travelers cheques can be exchanged at banks throughout Japan.

Staying Connected

Japan has an excellent domestic and international telephone system with a high level of modern technology and excellent service of every kind. Cell phone coverage is great. When traveling to Japan you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Japan SIM card. You can also contact your mobile service provider to set up an international calling plan. You will need an adapter to charge your phone. Most cell phone battery rechargers should be multi-voltage, therefore will not require a converter. If the charger says 100-240 volts, 50-60 cycles then your charger in multi-voltage.

Japan has 63.466 million internet hosts and over 99.182 million internet users. Internet access is widely available in internet cafes, coffee shops and hotels. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.

 


About Mexico

Geography

Mexico is located in Eastern North America, bordering the Caribbean Sea and the Gulf of Mexico, between Belize and the United States and bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between Guatemala and the United States and its area is slightly less than three times the size of Texas. Its climate varies from tropical to desert. The terrain is high, rugged mountains; low coastal plains; high plateaus; desert.

Currency

Currency in Mexico is the Mexican Peso (MXN). Credit cards are accepted at tourist destinations. Foreign currency and travelers’ cheques can be exchanged at banks throughout Mexico. US Dollars are also accepted.

Staying Connected

Mexico has adequate telephone service for business and government; improving quality and increasing mobile cellular availability, with mobile subscribers far outnumbering fixed-line subscribers; domestic satellite system with 120 earth stations; extensive microwave radio relay network; considerable use of fiber-optic cable and coaxial cable. When travelling to Mexico you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Mexico SIM card. You can also contact your mobile service provider to set up an international calling plan. You will need an adapter to charge your phone. Most cell phone battery rechargers should be multi-voltage, therefore will not require a converter. If the charger says 100-240 volts, 50-60 cycles then your charger in multi-voltage.

Mexico has 15.165 million internet hosts and over 31.02 million internet users. Internet access is available in many internet cafes and hotels catering to tourists. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.

Visit the CIA World Factbook for more information on Mexico