Adapter Letter Naming Convention - What Do The Letters Mean?

Many customers ask about the adapter naming convention. Finding the correct adapter for the country you are visiting can be confusing. Going In Style has a unique naming convention for our adapters. Other companies name their adapters differently. Lets take a look at Going In Style's naming convention.

North America Non Grounded Plug A Plug

North America Non Grounded Plug A Plug

Non Grounded Adapter Names

Non Grounded Adapters are named A, B, C, D, E and F. The A plug is the North America non grounded adapter plug. An adapter plug can work in many different countries. A North America plug will work in Canada, United States, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, etc. These are all countries in North America. However, the North America Plug also works in Japan, Korea and Vietnam. These countries are not in North America. Adapters are given a one letter name and then matched to the countries that use that plug.

List of countries using the A Plug

Grounded Adapter Names

North America Grounded Plug GUA

North America Grounded Plug GUA

Grounded adapter plugs are given a three letter name. Going In Style's grounded adapters are named GUA, GUB, GUC, GUD, GUE, GUF, GUI, GUZ and GUS. The North America grounded adapter plug is named GUA. GUA plug works in most countries in North America and also works in some Asian countries such as Taiwan, Japan and Thailand.

List of countries using the GUA Plug

Adapters are given a short lettered name so the adapter type can be easily identified and matched to its appropriate country.

For a full list of adapters by country you can refer to Going In Style's Adapter Guide.

To make finding the correct adapter plug simple and easy for our customers, Going In Style has adapter plugs listed alphabetically by country.

Adapter plugs are also listed by region Africa, Asia, Caribbean, Europe...


Non-Grounded Adapter Plugs

Grounded Adapter Plugs

You can purchase travel adapters locally at our flagship travel store at Stanford Shopping Mall in Palo Alto, California. We carry adapter plugs for world wide travelers at Going In Style Travel Accessories, 609 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto, CA 94304 - Visit the Stanford Travel Store website for directions to Going In Style.

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