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Compact Cube Universal Travel Adapter - Black
The Compact Cube Universal Travel Adaptor from Monoprice ensures that you can plug any device into any power socket.
This is a blade adaptor in that it allows you to adapt the plug blades of any device to that of the local power wall socket. The face of the adaptor accommodates two- and three-bladed power plugs from the US, UK, EU, Australia, and China. The opposite end has four sets of plug blades corresponding to the four different accepted types (Australia and China use the same plug design). Simply push forward on one of the slides to extend the appropriate plug for the wall socket.
This adapter is not UL certified because UL will not certify devices with international power plugs. However, it is CE certified, which is the EU equivalent of a UL certificate. The adaptor is rated for 8 amps and can handle 830 watts of power (at 110 VAC) or 1750 watts (at 230 VAC).
This adaptor will work with the following plug/socket types:
- NEMA 1-15 (US)
- CEE 7/16 Europlug (EU)
- BS 1363 (UK)
- AS/NZS 3112 (Australia, New Zealand, China)
Note that this adaptor does not convert voltage levels. It simply adapts the plug blades of one type to that of another type.
Warning: Do not use with devices requiring a ground/earth connection. Unplug the adaptor when not in use.
PROS: Covers most international plugs
CONS: Adaptor cube design too large to fit into recessed outlet designs in many countries.
PROS: Works with pretty much anything. Not too flimsy, stays in 80% of the time. Lasted me 1 month, I bought 4 of them. Life-savers.
CONS: easily pulled out of the wall, and the adapter retracts sometimes if you try to plug it in too fast. Kind of bulky, so if you buy a few they start taking up a tiny share of luggage space.
PROS: works great
CONS: a little too bulky, I guess because 4 different sliding plugs
PROS: Good build quality, cheap, compact for travelling
CONS: None so far
No issues and no blow outs. Did a great job helping me charge my battery pack/camera/iPhone/iPad.
Only issue was holding the plug sliders out when using it with some tight plugs in the UK. Stellar product though.
PROS: Small compact size
Works world wide
CONS: Sliding resistance could be a touch stronger
PROS: Worked in all the outlets I tried (that it fit into)
CONS: Didn't work with some recessed outlets (prongs/carriage not long enough)
All our portable electronics supported universal voltage (Nintendo DS being the only exception) so it was very simple & convenient.
PROS: Simple, Robust, Good price.
CONS: Size, lack of USB port at the time (USB-version now available)
8 months ago
Prongs are strong
CONS: Could be smaller.