What is a Travel Adaptor?
In simple terms, power adaptors are gadgets that act as a medium to make the power supply cord of your appliance compatible with the wall outlet that supplies electricity to make the appliance work.
There are so many types of wall outlets, depending on the country that uses them. It is the reason why there are also many types of travel adaptors in the marketplace. Travel adaptors are easy to find. They are sold at travel stores, electronic supplies stores, electrical stores, and virtual stores all over the Internet. These gadgets are very useful especially if you are on a trip to another country with your cell phone, camera, laptop or other appliances.
One thing you must remember about travel adaptors though is that they don’t have the capability to transform electricity from one voltage to another. It just allows your power supply cord to adapt to the ‘foreign’ electrical outlet that is of different type and shape from the male plug of your power cord. For example, if your appliance uses 110 volts, you cannot plug it in to a 220-volt outlet even if its male plug matches with the wall outlet. Do not even try it; your appliance will surely get busted.
Transformation of electric current from one voltage to another is done by an electric transformer.
Travel Adaptors are Handy
Bringing a travel adaptor anywhere is not much of a problem for travelers because they are small and very handy. You can place it in a small section of your luggage and it can’t make any significant difference in the weight of your baggage. This little gadget is really very important, especially if you are on a business trip and you are using your laptop or computer for a presentation in a country that has a different electrical system. Just make sure to know what type of outlet that country uses so that you will be able to bring along the appropriate adaptor.
Travel Adaptors are Easy to Find
With the advanced technology that we have, travel adaptors have become ordinary gadgets that are available in all types and quantities. You can find them almost in any store that sells electrical, electronic, and travel or luggage suppliers. They are also available at online electrical, electronic, and travel stores.
One very good thing about travel adaptors is they are not expensive. They are sold at an average price of $10 per unit. You can’t afford to spoil a great vacation time or business trip for a mere $10.
What’s the Difference between Adapter and Adaptor?
From the electrical point of view, these two terms actually refer to the same thing. According to Wikipedia, an “adaptor or adapter is a device that converts attributes of one device or system to those of an otherwise incompatible device or system.”
A travel adaptor is just a small, inexpensive device, but in can ruin your day in travel if you ignore its importance. You should bring one with you wherever you go. It can make a difference one day in your life as a traveler, believe me.