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France Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

France Grounded and Ungrounded Travel Adapter Plugs
Continental European Travel Adaptor Plugs
France Grounded Adapter and Travel Power Strip
Earthed Grounded Travel France Adapter
Nonearthed France Travel Adapter Two Prongs
Back of Grounded and Non Grounded France Adapter Plugs Accept US Plugs
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France Grounded and Ungrounded Travel Adapter Plugs
Continental European Travel Adaptor Plugs
France Grounded Adapter and Travel Power Strip
Earthed Grounded Travel France Adapter
Nonearthed France Travel Adapter Two Prongs
Back of Grounded and Non Grounded France Adapter Plugs Accept US Plugs
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France Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

from 4.50

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

Deluxe Adapter Kit: Includes two France adapter plugs and ships Priority Mail with tracking.

Standard PLUS Adapter Kit: Includes one France grounded adapter and one dual voltage Travel Power Surge Strip with built in surge protecton.

Standard Adapter Kit: Includes one France grounded adapter.  

Basic Adapter Kit:  Includes one France non-grounded adapter.

Price: $3.50 - $39.00

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Deluxe kit ships priority mail with tracking. France adapter plugs allow you to plug your United States appliances and electronics into France wall outlets.  France Adapter Plug Kit has the adapters you will need for traveling to all parts of the gorgeous country of France including Paris, Bordeaux, Aix-en-Provence and Strasbourg. 

Europe Adaptor plug allows US, North America, China, Australia and Mexico appliance plugs to be used in Continental Europe such as France, Germany and Spain.

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 France Adapter Model GIS-FRA-B-GUB

Deluxe Adapter Plug Kit Includes: 

  • Two adapters
  • Personal adapter travel bag
  • Priority shipping upgrade with tracking
  • Going In Style France Adapter Model GIS-FRA-B-GUB

Standard PLUS Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • One grounded adapter plug
  • CE Certified plugs
  • One dual voltage Travel Power Surge Strip with built in surge protection
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-FRA-PS-GUB

Standard Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • One grounded adapter plug
  • CE Certified plugs
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-FRA-GUB

Basic Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • One non-grounded adapter plug
  • Polarized Plugs
  • Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-FRA-B

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

Travel Dual Voltage Power Surge Strip with Built-In Surge Protection

Dual Voltage Travel Power Strip with Built In Surge Protection 3 AC Outlets 2 USB Ports

Dual Voltage Travel Power Strip with Built In Surge Protection 3 AC Outlets 2 USB Ports

New Standard PLUS Adapter Kit includes the grounded adapters need for your destination country plug a quality dual voltage Travel Power Strip with built in surge protection. France uses a continental Europe, two round pin, type adapter plug that is required to plug the powerstrip into France electrical wall sockets. Dual voltage powerstrip is a good alternative to carrying a bunch of individual adapters to charge your cell phone, camera battery, electric tooth brush...

Travel power strip is dual voltage and has complete 3 line surge protection. Plug in your United States / North America appliance plugs into the three AC outlets. Foreign electricity can have unexpected power surges and voltage spikes that can damage expensive electronics and appliances. If you are traveling with a laptop you will want to make a safe connection and surge protection is recommended. 

When you get to destination country you can plug your travel power strip into the countries wall sockets with the grounded adapter plug included in the Standard Plus Kit. Travel Power Surge Strip allows you to plug in three United States devices and two USB ports simultaneously. That means you can power your laptop while charging your cell phone and camera battery pack. Additionally the power strip has two 5V DC USB outlets with auto cut off auto reset overload protection so you can charge your cell ipad via the USB port and safe the AC outlets for other electronics. 

Travel Dual Voltage Power Strip with Surge Protection has a North America US plug, however you can plug it into any wall outlet world wide with the correct earthed adapter. Standard Plus kit not only includes the power strip but also the grounded adapter needed to plug your power strip into foreign countries wall sockets. Travel power strip with surge protection is dual voltage and will work world wide. However, this power strip DOES NOT convert voltage so your appliance will need to be dual voltage or a converter is required.

Compact design and space-saving cord management system make it easy to take with you on all your trips.  Use the Power Surge Strip to keep electronic devices charged and ready to go at all times. Already have an adapter plug for your destination country? Shop for just the travel power strip.

**IMPORTANT: The Travel Power Strip DOES NOT convert voltage. Your AC devices MUST be rated 100-240, 110/220 or 120/240VAC to use them on foreign 220-240VAC electrical systems.

Read more about traveling with a Power Strip with Built In Surge Protection on Going In Style's Adapter and Converter Blog>> http://www.goinginstyle.net/news/2016/7/7/why-travel-with-a-power-strip

Travel Power Strip Features:

  • Complete 3 Line Surge Protection
  • Dual Voltage 100 - 240 VAC
  • Three AC outlets Input/Output 100 - 240 VAC, 50/60 Hz
  • Max load 15A
  • Two 5V DC USB Outlets with Auto cut-off/auto-reset overload protection
  • Weight 0.56 lb.
  • Dimensions 5"H x 3"W x 2"D
  • Model PS4

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.

Learn more about grounded (earthed) and non-grounded (non-earthed) adapter plugs on Going In Style's Adapter and Converter Blog >> http://www.goinginstyle.net/news/2014/1/28/grounded-or-non-grounded-adapters

Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.

France 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.  Check to make sure your hair dryer, curling iron, hair straightener, electric razor, electric water heater and other electrics are dual voltage.  If your electrics are not dual voltage you will need a converter to take along your appliances.

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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. Learn more about traveling with apple electronics on Going In Style's Blog >> http://www.goinginstyle.net/news/2015/1/6/ipads-iphones-and-apple-products


About France

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Bonjour Paris, Avignon and Lourdes!

Geography

France is located in Western Europe, bordering the Bay of Biscay and English Channel, between Belgium and Spain, southeast of the UK; bordering the Mediterranean Sea, between Italy and Spain and its area is slightly less than the size of Texas. France is the largest West European nation Its climate generally cool winters and mild summers, but mild winters and hot summers along the Mediterranean; occasional strong, cold, dry, north-to-northwesterly wind known as mistral.

On average, France receives 31 inches (786 mm) per year.  Spring is the wettest time of year in France.

France gets plenty of winter snow in the mountains for skiing and other winter sports.

Paris receives 24 inches (607 mm) of precipitation annually.  July is typically the rainiest month that Paris experiences. For more information on weather in France visit France's official website.

 The terrain is mostly flat plains or gently rolling hills in north and west; remainder is mountainous, especially Pyrenees in south, Alps in east.

Currency

Currency in France is the Euro (EUR). Credit cards are widely accepted throughout France. Foreign currency and travelers cheques can be exchanged in most banks; however ATMs offer a better exchange rate and are more convenient. Travelers cheques are accepted in most hotels and restaurants.

Staying Connected

The telephone system in France is highly developed with extensive cable and microwave radio relay; extensive use of fiber-optic cable; domestic satellite system. Cell phone coverage is great. When travelling to France you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid France 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.

France has 16.840 million internet hosts and over 45.262 million internet users. Internet access is widely available in hotels, internet café and Wi-Fi hotspots. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.

Transportation

The main international airport in France is the Charles de Gaulle airport in Paris.  If you choose not to fly into Paris, there are over two dozen International airports scattered throughout the country including Biarritz Airport serving Biarritz, Figari Sud-Corse Aiport  serving the island of Corsica, and Toulon-Hyeres Airport serving Toulon.  For information on passing through customs in France visit France's official website.

Getting around the main cities can be as simple as taking the train or the tram, however if you traveling in rural parts you may want to rent a car.  The buses serving small towns can be slow and some rural areas may not have a bus system at all.  Keep in mind that renting a car can be pricey and so can the parking tickets, however renting a car is the best way to see more remote parts of France.

Bicycling around France can be a lovely way to tour different cities.  Keep in mind while cycling that many roads do not have sufficient shoulders for cyclers, so you may often be cycling with traffic.  There are bicycle laws in France that you must obey for your own safety.  Your bike must have two working brakes, a bell, a red reflector on the back and yellow reflectors on the pedals.  After dusk you must have a white light turned on in the front and a red light shining in the rear of the bike.

For more information on France visit the CIA World Factbook