England (UK) Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

England (UK) Travel Adapter Kit | Going In Style

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Great Britain (UK) Adapter Plug Kit has the adapters you will need for traveling to all parts of the gorgeous country of England.

Deluxe Adapter Kit: Includes four adapter and ships Priority Mail with tracking.

Standard PLUS Adapter Kit: Includes two grounded adapters and one dual voltage power surge strip with built in surge protection

Standard Adapter Kit: Includes two grounded adapters.  

Basic Adapter Kit: Includes two non-grounded adapters.

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United Kingdom adapter plug converts America USA China and Australia non-grounded appliances to be used in the United Kingdom

England has a unique, large, three round pin adapter plug that is used in the UK and Northern Ireland. If you will be traveling around continental Europe you will need the two, small round pin Europe type adapter plug.

Great Britain Adapter Plug Kit has the adapters you will need for traveling to all parts of the gorgeous country of England including London, Wales, Edinburgh, Manchester, Birmingham and Liverpool. Deluxe kit ships priority mail with tracking. England adapter plugs allow you to plug your United States appliances and electronics into United Kingdom wall outlets. UK adapters also accept Australia, China plugs.

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: 

  • Four adapters
  • Personal adapter travel bag
  • Priority shipping upgrade with tracking
  • Going In Style England (UK) Model GIS-EN-D-E-GUD-GUE

Standard PLUS Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • Two grounded adapter plugs
  • CE Certified plugs
  • One dual voltage Power Surge Strip with built in surge protection
  • Going In Style England (UK) Model GIS-EN-PS-D-E-GUD-GUE

Standard Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • Two grounded adapter plugs
  • CE Certified plugs
  • Going In Style England (UK) Model GIS-EN-D-E-GUD-GUE

Basic Adapter Plug Kit Includes:

  • Two non-grounded adapter plugs
  • Polarized Plugs
  • Going In Style England (UK) Model GIS-EN-D-E-GUD-GUE

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).
  • The Deluxe Adapter Kit comes with a handy, drawstring, adapter carry bag

Dual Voltage Power Strip with Built-In Surge Protection

Dual Voltage Travel Power Strip with Surge Protection

Dual Voltage Travel Power Strip with Surge Protection

Standard Plus Kit includes a Travel Power Strip and country grounded adapter plug. 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 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.

Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.

England (UK) operates on 240 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.

To learn more about adapters and converters visit Going In Style's Blog.

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

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. Do you need a transformer? Read Going In Style's Blog about Heavy Duty Transformers >> http://www.goinginstyle.net/news/2014/1/29/heavy-duty-transformers

 

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About England (UK)

The United Kingdom is known for its charming architecture, parks, posh denizens and let's not forget its wet, drizzly weather.  

Geography

England (UK) is located in Western Europe, islands - including the northern one-sixth of the island of Ireland - between the North Atlantic Ocean and the North Sea; northwest of France and its area slightly smaller than Oregon. Its climate is temperate; moderated by prevailing southwest winds over the North Atlantic Current; more than one-half of the days are overcast. The terrain is mostly rugged hills and low mountains; level to rolling plains in east and southeast . England is only 35 km from France and linked by tunnel under the English Channel; because of heavily indented coastline, no location is more than 125 km from tidal waters. Natural Resources include limestone, gold and salt.

Currency

Currency in England (UK) is the Pound (GBP). Credit cards are generally accepted. Foreign money and travelers’ cheques can be exchanged at banks throughout England (UK). Travelers cheques are accepted at many hotel and restaurants.

Staying Connected

England (UK) has a technologically advanced domestic and international telephone system equal mix of buried cables, microwave radio relay, and fiber-optic systems. Cell phone coverage is superb. When travelling to England (UK) you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid England (UK) 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.

England (UK) has 8.409 million internet hosts and over 51.444 million internet users. There is internet access in tourist hotels and internet cafes throughout England. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.

Transportaton

When flying into the United Kingdom you will have to choose between its 271 total airports.  Of course, some of these airports are either military or private airport, but that still leaves 15 international airports to choose from when flying to the UK from another country, including Belfast International, London Gatwick and Newcastle. Read about Carry-On Luggage Restrictions at UK aiports.

Once you land in the UK you can travel by car, van or taxi, which is the most common mode of transportation.  In London the taxis are black and if the "for hire" sign is lit up taxi drivers must stop for you when you hail that cab.  Buses and trains are also a convenient mode of transportation.  The red double decker buses are famous in England. Britain has over 2,500 train stations, therefore taking a train is advantageous.  The main train stations in London are Euston, St. Pancras, Victoria and Charing Cross.  Find Rail Connections in London.

The underground subway system is called the "tube".  London's tube network covers the most area of any other underground subway system.  London's underground railway is a great way to travel if you are sightseeing in London.

For more information on the United Kingdom you can visit the CIA World FactBook.