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Continental Europe Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

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Continental Europe Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

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Europe Adapter Plug Kit has the adapters you will need for traveling to all parts of the gorgeous continent of Europe.

Deluxe: Includes 5 adapters for traveling Continental Europe.  This kit includes Priority Shipping with tracking.

Standard: Includes 4 Grounded Adapters for traveling Continental Europe.

Basic: Includes one Non-Grounded Adapter for traveling Continental Europe.

Price: $5.03 - $41.03

This Continental Europe adapter kit DOES NOT include plugs for the UK. Please see the United Kingdom Adapter Kit.

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How to tell the difference between a grounded and a non-grounded plug

Touring Europe can be a trip of a lifetime.  There is so much to see and do in Europe, from the beautiful beaches of Spain, to the coffee shops of Amsterdam, to the dark beer of Germany.  When traveling across Europe, it is important to bring along the correct adapter for each country you will be visiting.  Much of Europe uses a two, round pin, adapter plug, however countries such as Denmark, Switzerland and England have unique adapter plugs. 

Visit Going In Style's Adapter Blog to learn more about adapters for Europe

The European Deluxe Travel Adapter Plug Set has the adapters you will need for traveling to all parts of the gorgeous continent of Europe including France, Switzerland, Denmark, Greece and Germany. The Deluxe Kit, includes a total of 5 adapters and ships priority mail with tracking. The Europe adapter plugs allow you to plug your United States appliances and electronics into  wall outlets throughout continental Europe.  

Europe Adaptor plug Kit allows US, North America, China, Australia and Mexico appliance plugs to be used in Continental Europe such as Switzerland, Spain,  France, Germany, Greece and Denmark.  Denmark and Switzerland have unique adapters.  If you will be traveling to the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland you will need a UK adapter plug.  This Continental Europe Adapter Plug Set does NOT include the UK adapters.

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. A non-grounded adapter may NOT be used with appliances that have grounded plugs; for these you will need a grounded adapter.  If your hair dryer, curling iron, electric razor is not dual voltage you will most likely need a converter to use your electric.  For more information see Going In Style's Adapter and Converter Finder.

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.

Deluxe Adapter Plug Kit Includes: 

  • Five adapters total
  • Personal adapter travel bag
  • Priority shipping upgrade with tracking
  • Going In Style Europe Adapter Model GIS-CEURO-

Standard Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • Four grounded adapter plugs
  • CE Certified plugs
  • Going In Style Adapter Continental Europe Model GIS-B-GUB

Basic Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • One non-grounded adapter plugs
  • Polarized Plugs
  • Going In Style Adapter Model Continental Europe Model GIS-B-GUB

Going In Style Adapters Feature:

  • CE Certified
  • Polarized adapter to fit polarized plugs (one prong larger than the other) 
  • 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
  • Note:  This Continental Europe Kit does NOT include the UK adapter

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.

Non-Grounded Adapter Plugs

Going In Style offers non-grounded adapter plugs for use with your voltage converter, transformer, or dual/multi voltage appliance. A non-grounded United States plug has two flat blades.

Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.

Many countries in Europe operate on higher volt electricity than the US.  For example, Greece operates on 230 volt electricity and is generated at 50Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. United States 110-120 volt electricity is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. This difference in cycles may cause the motor in your 60Hz United States appliance to operate slightly slower when used on 50Hz foreign electricity. Most modern electronic equipment including battery chargers, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Toshiba computers, iPods, etc., will not be affected by the difference in cycle.

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Computers and Apple Products

If you are traveling overseas with a Toshiba, HP, Lenovo, Asus, 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.

Visit Going In Style's Adapter and Converter Blog to learn more about traveling with apple products iPad, iPod, laptop

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.


About Europe

Languages

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  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • The Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg

Bulgarian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Finnish, French, Gaelic, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Latvian, Lithuanian, Maltese, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish

note: only official languages are listed; German, the major language of Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, is the most widely spoken mother tongue - about 18% of the EU population; English is the most widely spoken foreign language - about 38% of the EU population is conversant with it (2013)

Birth Rate

10.19 births/1,000 population (2013 est.)

Population Growth

0.21% (2013 est.)

Economy

Internally, the EU has abolished trade barriers, adopted a common currency, and is striving toward convergence of living standards.

GDP

$15.97 trillion (2012 est.)

country comparison to the world: 2

$16.02 trillion (2011 est.)

$15.77 trillion (2010 est.)

note: data are in 2012 US dollars

GDP - composition, by sector of origin

agriculture: 1.8%

industry: 25.3%

services: 72.8% (2012 est.)

Main Exports

machinery, motor vehicles, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, fuels, aircraft, plastics, iron and steel, wood pulp and paper products, alcoholic beverages, furniture

Main Imports

fuels and crude oil, machinery, vehicles, pharmaceuticals and other chemicals, precious gemstones, textiles, aircraft, plastics, metals, ships

Exchange Rate

euros per US dollar -

0.78 (2012 est.)

Continental Europe Coutnries:

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Armenia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia & Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • San Marino
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine