I purchased this item with high hopes and received it 2 days before an extended trip to oman. I packed it in a case i also purchased at the same time. Bagsmart electronics travel organizer case bag, fluorescent green by bagsmart. It is well padded and fits well in carry on bag. After 2 days transit i arrived in oman and much to my disappointment when i tried to use the product i discovered that the 4 usb ports worked well, the 3 power outlets were dead. The little indicator light was yellow from the initial plug in. I reviewed the information provided in the box and it stated that the light should be green. I was dismayed to realize i had transported a large and slightly weighty usb charger. When i attempted to contact amazon there was only an option to return for refund and actually i simply wanted the unit replaced, preferably sent to oman. I also notified bestek of my plight.
Alright, alright~ i’m back to give you an update~so this thing buzzes quietly and is bulky but light. I was very worried it was going to break within the first two weeks so i brought a back up from a different brand and company that was 2 times this price. But i plugged in my back up and it exploded. Full up caught on fire and this one by bestek is amazing.I am living in south korea for one year and this one has yet to fail me. I will use this one forever. (technically until i leave korea. ) at first i was going to return this one cause so many people from the store i bought the other one from “complained” that this one wouldn’t work and would fail. Not only did theirs explode and catch on fire they refused to give me a refund because i couldn’t send it back with in three days (i’m in korea. ) and since it was “damaged” i couldn’t return it. But please buy bestek if you’re traveling to a different country. I plug my laptop, phone, camera, portable charger, ect into it and it keeps on going. By the end of my year i’ll give you an update.
I bought this item because i was headed to the middle east (israel). The plug needed is on the end of the cord and i was able to charge my camera batteries, two phones and used my heating pad, all at the same time .Phones charged nicely via usb port or electrical plug. This item was a necessity and i’m so happy. I bought another converter just for my heating pad and it was defective and started melting the plastic control item on the cord . I quickly unplugged it and, still in need of a heating pad, i decided to try later to plug it into this converter. The heating pad still worked and i was so grateful .My roommate on this trip forgot to bring a converter so she was able to charge her phone on here as well.
This small compact device works great. Used it in both brazil and kabul – absolutely no issues what-so-ever. The included adaptors provide some choices for overseas adaptability, but being a simple 2-prong european plug, it will virtually plug into any travel adaptor you may already own. It has a hum to it due to the built in fan but not loud by any means. It allows up to 3 devices to be plugged in to it and can also accommodate 4 usb devices (2 outlets at 2. I do wish it had of came with a carry case box, but, not a deal breaker. I just kept the original box and i pack the whole thing into my carry-on luggage. It has never felt warm to the touch and mine has been plugged in for 2 months straight.The power switch is a tad close to the usb ports so i guess it’s possible to accidentally turn it off as i saw another reviewer write; for me absolutely no problems at all:-)i’m thrilled with the purchase and performance.
works as expected to charge my devices at 110vpros:- has 4 usb ports in addition to 3 standard us style outlets- worked well on trip in the phillipines (220v is standard there)cons:- its a bit loud so if its next to you at night it might bother you (its possible one of the fans is not working as it should, it made the same noise first use)- its not small so if you are really tight on space it might not be a good option.
I bought this for a trip to paris and amsterdam, and was a bit disappointed on opening it to learn that it’s not for high-draw devices: in other words, you can’t use this for a hairdryer, electric razor, or curling iron. We ended up using it to charge things or plug in my surface pro 4. I wouldn’t expect it to work for a high-end gaming laptop for example. The other odd thing about it is that there’s a fan inside. I was a bit nervous about the need to cool the converter with a fan, so i didn’t leave it turned on overnight (the on-off switch was a nice plus, so i didn’t have to unplug it every time). Overall i was happy with the bestek universal travel adapter. I discovered that some of our hotels had a plug in the bathroom for a hairdryer, electric razor, or curling iron, so this adapter was enough to keep our stuff charged and our devices powered. It is well built and easy to stow in a suitcase.
Adapters alone will not do the trick, you can fry your electronics without a voltage regulator. Comes with 3 unmarked adapters. But my photo shows it with the ‘ceptics gp-12pk international travel worldwide grounded universal plug adapter set’ (12 pieces). I was delighted to discover that they all fit this voltage regulator. Both items arrived from amazon quickly on the same day. I bought the white set and was able to mark actual countries on them for speedy reference. Note: the voltage regulator comes with a nice velvety travel pouch & the labeled adapter set i recommend to go with it fits perfectly into the box the regulator arrived in. I can now travel anywhere i wish without worrying about my equipment.
I bought this unit for a vacation to italy. The multiple plugs and usb ports were very handy for charging all our devices. There is a bit of fan noise, as some reviewers note. For that reason, we set it up in the bathroom instead of in the room. It isn’t loud, but it isn’t silent. Depending on your hearing and awareness, this may or may not be an issue. But remember, this is a transformer, and transformers do put out heat. Also, while the output of this unit is respectable, i wouldn’t ask it to power your 1500 watt hair dryer. You’ll probably blow the fuse or fry the unit. These devices are made for low to moderate power draw. If in doubt, look at the plate on your device. It will tell you the power draw.
- Flawless Performance; Tips for Testing Before Your Trip
- Works well, but understand why you would or wouldn’t need a voltage converter
- Great little converter – Big on Performance!!
BESTEK Universal Travel Adapter 220V to 110V Voltage Converter with 6A 4-Port USB Charging and UK/AU/US/EU Worldwide Plug Adapter (White)
- BESTEK Converter for 110V Devices: Patented technology converts voltage in different countries including Australia (100-240V, 50/60Hz) to US/Japan voltage (110V, 60Hz), ideal for charging all kinds of devices
- Charges 7 Devices Simultaneously: 4 USB charging ports with a combined 6A output, 3 AC sockets support Max 250W power
- 24-month Warranty & Safety Guaranteed: NRTL safety tested and upgraded hardware provides complete protection for you and your devices. Comes with over-current, over-load, over-heat and short-circuit protections. [*Note: USB outputs are completely isolated from the AC power to prevent all your devices from being damaged]
- Worldwide Use: 1 EU power cable and 3 international adapters (US/UK/AU plug) support outlets in Australia, North America, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Japan, China, more than 150 countries all over the world
- Travel Design: Compact size (6x3x1.57 inches) with 5 foot detachable power cable makes this power converter easy to pack and take anywhere you go
First, let me clear up some misperceptions that i see being posted here:smart phones, tablets, laptops, and even battery chargers for digital cameras do not require a voltage converter. All you need is an adapter to plug into a foreign outlet (and it’s becoming pretty common for hotels and airports to have universal outlets). There are few electronic devices that you are likely to travel with that require a voltage converter — and some like a hair drier should not be used with the bestek converter. What i use the converter for is my electric toothbrush which will not work with 220-240. There are universal charging bases, but i was having a hard time ordering one so i just went with this. I’ve used the bestek on multi-week trips all over the world to keep my toothbrush charged.
I bought this for a family trip to germany. Unfortunately, it didn’t arrive in time to try it out, so i haven’t actually used it, yet. The first thing i notice is that the 220v power cable is not grounded even though it has a 3-pin plug on the unit and all of the 110v outlets have ground pin holes. Even if you ignore the possible electrical shock hazard, some electronics are sensitive to this and it can cause them to malfunction. I was thinking that i could just buy a grounded european c5 power cord (like this: https://www. Com/power-cord-schuko-cee7-ibx-26150-2m/dp/b01lwmd2ys ), but i read another review that says the ground pins on the 110v outlets are disconnected inside the adapter, so it won’t help. I plan to use this to charge my family’s multiple phones and sonicare electric toothbrushes which oddly don’t support 220v. Neither require grounded outlets, so hopefully it’ll be ok, but a grounded outlet without a ground is fundamentally an electric code violation. It comes with a cloth-like bag to put the adapter in, but the bag is too small.
We ordered this product in advance of a 2. 5 week to new zealand – a trip where we would be traveling all over both the north and south islands. The product performed flawlessly. With 3 plug outlets and 4 usb ports, we had plenty of capacity at all times. Of importance when traveling internationally is the size of the product. The box for the product (with cords and converter pieces to deal with the demands of different countries) is only 6 x 3 x1. The product is solidly built and the cord that goes in the wall is heavy duty. The ease of use is first rate. I saw another review, giving one star, of a purchaser (d.
2018 update: i’ve now been using this for about 2 years. In addition to the previous italy trip, i’ve used it overseas in china, iceland, and grand cayman as well as numerous times locally. I had a little trouble in china finding an appropriately powered outlet to run a curling iron but did manage it. Otherwise this thing has kept chugging along with no issues. Phones, camera batteries, aa chargers, even hooked up a pico projector & raspberry pi game system and it handled everythingi purchased this bad boy specifically for my trip to italy in late september. Between my traveling partner and me, we had quite a few different devices that needed power at some point and this worked flawlesslyi used the standard power input twice and stuck mainly to the 2amp usb ports while my traveling partner used a curling iron plus what i had. At no time did it disappoint. I also used this in the airport when people were hogging the power switches (plug this and the us adapter in and a few of you can charge at the same time) and the other person (plus a couple of others) were grateful for the extra spots. Yes, there is a fan onboard and it does make noise (less that a standard oscillating fan) but it’s a small price to pay for consistent, reliable, and a variety of power options. I tried some teflon wax lubricant and that helped for a day or two but wore off.
Takes us 110 v and european/asian 220 v at 50 hz or 60 hz. Needed because those cheaper adapters do not transform voltage from 110 v to 220 v or vice versa. The adapters that do not transform voltage are for things like electric shavers or laptop computers that usually can accept both 110 v or 220 v (check manufacturer instructions on unit or instructions). Even though those items can accept european or asian 220 v, they will not be able to plug into many outlets in europe or asia because many countries in those continents use circular/cylindrical prongs, rather than the vertical flat prongs used in the u. Electronic device requiring 110 v, you will need a transformer to convert 220 v to 110 v, and you will also need the adapter so the transformer device can plug into the european or asian cylindrical outlet holes.