Adapter Plug Grounded Travel Switzerland

Adapter Plug Grounded Travel Switzerland


Grounded Switzerland Adapter Plug has three round pins uniquely configured in a triangle shape.  Switzerland adapter plug is unique to Switzerland.

This adapter is grounded and works with appliance plugs that have 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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Grounded and Non Grounded Adapters | What will you need for Switzerland?

Switzerland grounded adapter plug has three round pins in a triangle configuration. Grounded Switzerland adapter plug is unique to the country of Switzerland.  Adapt your foreign (US, Australia, China) appliance plugs to fit Switzerland wall outlets. If you are traveling with an appliance that has a three prong, grounded plug, such as a laptop, then a Switzerland grounded adapter is required.

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:

  • CE Certified
  • 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-SWI-GIS

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.


About Switzerland


Switzerland is located Central Europe, east of France, north of Italy. Its area is twice the size of New Jersey. Its climate is temperate, but varies with altitude; cold, cloudy, rainy/snowy winters; cool to warm, cloudy, humid summers with occasional showers. The terrain is mostly mountains (Alps in south, Jura in northwest) with a central plateau of rolling hills, plains, and large lakes.


Currency in Switzerland is the Swiss Franc (CHF). Credit cards and travelers cheques are widely accepted throughout Switzerland, however smaller establishments might only accept cash. Foreign currency and travelers cheques can be exchanged in banks and some train stations.


Staying Connected

Switzerland has a highly developed telecommunications infrastructure with excellent domestic and international services. It is ranked among leading countries for fixed-line teledensity and infrastructure; mobile-cellular subscribership roughly 125 per 100 persons; extensive cable and microwave radio relay networks. When traveling to Switzerland you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Switzerland 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.

Switzerland has 5.249 million internet hosts and over 6.152 million internet users. Internet is available at internet cafes and phone booths in large cities and at most hotels. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.


  • Skiiing in the Swiss Alps - Ski season is mid December to early April
  • Bernina Express Rail Tour from Milan - See the Swiss Alps by train.
  • Freddie Mercury Statue - The Freddie Mercury statue is located in Montreux and is 3 meters (10 feet) tall.
  • Castelgrande - Located in Bellinzona this beautiful, medieval castle is nestled in Old Town.

For more information on Switzerland visit the CIA World Factbook.