Adapter Plug Non Grounded Travel North America
Adapter Plug Non Grounded Travel North America
North America Travel Adapter Plug 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 Adapter Plug for traveling to North America, Central America, Caribbean and Japan.
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:
- 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
- Going In Style Adapter Model GIS-NORTH-A
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.
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.
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.
- Neth. Antilles
- Puerto Rico
- Saudi Arabia
- Trinidad and Tobago
- Turks and Caicos Island
- United States
- Virgin Islands US
- Virgin Islands British
*Additional adapters may be required depending on the country,.
About the United States
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
Taiwan is located in Eastern Asia, islands bordering the East China Sea, Philippine Sea, South China Sea, and Taiwan Strait, north of the Philippines, off the southeastern coast of China. Its area is slightly smaller than Maryland and Delaware combined. The climate is tropical; marine; rainy season during southwest monsoon (June to August); cloudiness is persistent and extensive all year. The terrain is eastern two-thirds mostly rugged mountains; flat to gently rolling plains in west.
Currency in Taiwan is the New Taiwan Dollar (TWD). Credit cards are accepted at most establishments. ATMs are available almost everywhere. Foreign currency and travelers’ cheques can be exchanged at bank, exchange bureau, and some hotels. ATMs generally offer a better exchange rate.
Taiwan provides telecommunications service for every business and private resident. The telephone system is thoroughly modern and completely digitalized. When traveling to Taiwan you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone and purchase a Taiwan 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.
Taiwan has 6.166 million internet hosts and 16.147 million internet users. Internet access is available in internet café, hotels and coffee shops. Internet speed tends to be fast. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.