Philippines Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style
Philippines Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style
Philippines Adaptor Kit allows you to plug in your North America appliances into Philippines wall outlets when traveling to this island country in Southeast Asia.
Deluxe Adapter Kit: Includes four adapters and ships Priority Mail with tracking.
Standard PLUS Adapter Kit: Includes two grounded adapter and a travel power strip and ships Priority Mail with tracking.
Standard Adapter Kit: Includes two grounded adapters.
Basic Adapter Kit: Includes two non-grounded adapters.
Price: $8.00 - $47.00
Why do I need a North American adapter?
Even though the Philippines 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 still need an adapter to use your plug in the Philippines.
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 see if your hair dryer, curling iron, electric razor, or batter charger is dual voltage before you travel. 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.
Going In Style PhilippinesModel GIS-PH-A-B-GUA-GUB
Deluxe Adapter Plug Kit Includes:
- Four adapters
- Personal adapter travel bag
- Priority shipping upgrade with tracking
- Going In Style Philippines Model GIS-PH-A-B-GUA-GUB
Standard PLUS Kit Features:
- Two grounded adapter
- CE Certified
- One power strip
Standard Adapter Plug Kit Includes:
- Two grounded adapter plug
- CE Certified plugs
- Going In Style Philippines Model GIS-PH-GUA-GUB
Basic Adapter Plug Kit Includes:
- Two non-grounded adapter plug
- Polarized Plugs
- Going In Style Philippines Model GIS-PH-A-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
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 adapter 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.
Philippines operate on 110-220 volt electricity and is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. United States 110-120 volt electricity is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. Many foreign countries operate on 50Hz. 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.
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.
Philippines is located in Southeastern Asia, archipelago between the Philippine Sea and the South China Sea, east of Vietnam and its area is slightly larger than Arizona. Its climate is tropical marine; northeast monsoon (November to April); southwest monsoon (May to October). The terrain is mostly mountains with narrow to extensive coastal lowlands. The Philippine archipelago is made up of 7,107 islands; favorably located in relation to many of Southeast Asia's main water bodies.
Currency in Philippines is the Philippine Peso (PHP). Credit cards are accepted in major hotels, restaurants and shops, however it is best to carry cash because most establishments do not accept credit card. Foreign currency and travelers cheques can be exchanged in banks throughout Philippines .
Philippines has a good international radiotelephone and submarine cable telephone services; domestic and interisland service is adequate. Telecommunications infrastructure includes the following platforms: fixed line, mobile cellular, cable TV, over-the-air TV, radio and Very Small Aperture Terminal (VSAT), fiber optic cable, and satellite; mobile-cellular communications now dominate the industry. When travelling to Philippines you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Philippines 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.
Philippines has 452,050internet hosts and over 8.278 million internet users. Internet access, including Wi-Fi is available in internet cafes and hotels. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.