The experienced international travelers in our audience have weighed in with their picks for universal power adapters, and now it’s time to vote for the best. Check out the five nominees below, and be sure to vote for your favorite at the bottom of the post.
Kikkerland Travel Adapter: Very light and compact. I was happy with it on a recent trip to Europe. - jasecart
This is the one! Light, small, simple and works very very well. I used this on a RTW trip and had no issues all across Eurasia.
My kindle, laptop, and phone chargers are all variable 110v-240v, so this was all I needed. - six2
I work for a production company that sends TV crews all over the world, and I like to send the BESTEK International Power Adapter 220V to 110V Travel Converter for charging batteries and powering appliances. You can find it here:
The device has three North American B-Type 110v outlets, four USB charging ports, has a C-Type european plug, and the package includes adapters for the UK, US, and Australian outlets. The device has a fan that can get a bit loud, but for my money, it’s the most reliable and versatile adapter around. - EW Carlson
I use this when I have to bring my battery charger or charging something more than my phone. Better safe than sorry. - Oddest Artist
Travel Inspira makes the best adapter, assuming you don’t need voltage conversion.
Cheap, lightweight, fully global without attachments, and two USB charging ports to save you even more room in your bag. - BadAdvice
I just traveled to London/Scotland for two weeks with this adapter. Only hiccup I had was plugging my two-pronged Sonicare charger into the unit. May have been one of those user error situations, even my brother-in-law had a go at it, but otherwise this little baby was magical. - hotairbuffoon
I use the Skross World Travel Adapter. The biggest benefit this has that I don’t see from other adapters is that there is a REAL ground pin. it’s not a dummy plastic pin, so you’re not risking yourself to any additional electrical hazards. - eric
Been pretty happy with the Kensington
Works with my US stuff in UK and mainland Europe.
The USB ports are a major plus also. - Sean Brody
I have the same one - nice and portable, sturdy, and covers the key regions easily. It’s followed me through Europe and Australia over the past few years and served its purpose very well. Also - quite cheap. - dolsh