If you are going abroad for work or for leisure, then you need to have 220-240 voltage adapter in your bag. Why should you get one when you travel—and should you be alarmed that you don’t already own one?
If you are just staying in the US, you do not have to get a 220 to 240 voltage adapter because the voltage output of a domestic residential home in the mainland is 120 volts. If you bought all your appliances in the US, then you can plug these electric devices directly to the outlet. Your devices are also designed to receive a voltage input of 120 V.
But if you are going abroad, particularly to countries like England, Chile, Fiji, Finland, most Southeast Asian countries, Hungary, Iceland, and Mauritius, you need to carry in your bag a 220 to 240 voltage adapter. These countries have a domestic voltage output of 220 to 240 volts.
What happens when you plug your 110-volt device into a 220-volt outlet? The device will burn out quickly. The circuit may also be affected by the sudden surge of voltage. You can only hope that your electric device has a safety protection feature that cuts off the supply before it reaches the main components. If it doesn’t, then it will likely be irreparably damaged.
Are you leaving the country for good? Then, you may need to buy new electronic devices and appliances that can be plugged into the local outlet. But if you are just going to other countries for a specific amount of time, it will be expensive for you to purchase products that you will only use for a few days or months. What you can buy is a 220 to 240 voltage adapter instead. All your devices can be used and recharged using this handy tool. It is also affordable; in fact, you can get one for as low as $11 to power up small appliances like portable DVD players, phones, and other electronic toys.