Subtitle Seasonal Present #6
Marcus and Agata don't travel as far or as often as we might like. But when we do we will certainly be needing
a) The Internet
b) Someway to charge our Devices that connect to the Internet
And so I'd like to promote our new Generation #3 International Travel Plug.
From left to right
Gen#1 Targus Plug. 0 USB Ports. Does accommodate the Swiss Mains Plug, with the third slightly offset line Earth pin.
Gen#2 NoName Plug. Covers all countries we have ever visited and came with 2 USB , large i.e. Type A sockets. Now being relegated to Backup plug and placed in our Motorhome so that any impromtu cross border trip will not leave us short.
Gen#3. Order for about 20 GBP from Amazon here. The subject of this review.
As part of our single backup only commitment we are not allowed to keep a second or further paranoid backups of stuff and so the oldest device, faithful Targus plug hits the recycling bin tonight.
Is it Great?
There are a number of other adapters around this price and specification point. We chose this one because
- Amazon Prime delivery
- Worldwide Compatibility including Switzerland. Switzerland's sockets differ from Mainland Europe and are sometimes forgotten by Plug converter manufacturers :-(
- A total of 5 USB ports which can deliver upto 5.6 Amps
- USB Type C can deliver upto 3 Amps max, but combined with the other USB ports to 5.6 Amps total
- Example shows me charging a Smartphone at about 1 Ampere, pretty damn fast.
- Came with case that I'll never use, it hit recycling already
Our short trip gear list now always includes at least 8 USB devices and this versatile travel adapter and our Anker Chargers help us keep everything charged overnight so that we are fresh for our daily adventures.