This unit worked so well that i bought another one for our stay in the uk. My wife used it in europe for a week, and so far, after 4 months, it still works great. It’s rated for 200 watts, so a heating pad works just fine. Also, look at the power supplies for your computers, laptops, chargers to see if they are rated for dual voltage and frequency. If they are, you only need to use the adapter plugs, because the voltage doesn’t need to be converted.
We bought this converter for a trip to italy which has a three-pronged outlet that is different than the uk and other nations of europe. The plugs that come with the unit include one for italy. Other converters we looked at worked in other european countries but not italy. We ran a cpap machine, phone charger and a curling iron on it.
I bought this in preparation for a trip to london. The product was as advertised and was very helpful to have on my trip. If traveling from the us, you need both an adapter and power converter in europe. This product comes with both. It is a small power strip with usb ports and two outlets like you are familiar with in north america. There are multiple adapters with the product so you could use it in a lot of places. It comes nicely packaged in a box which included a fabric pouch for use when traveling. Just choose the adapter you need, put it, the cord and power strip in the bag to take on your trip. I saw people using the single adapter/converter units but they take up almost as much space as this product did, but provides additional outlets. My colleagues on the business trip liked the product when i had it out in a meeting room and used it to charge items while i charged my phone via a usb port.
This converts/charges as described. The fan only gets noisy if it’s been running a long time but i never thought it was excessive. We mostly used it to charge our phones and tablets. I did use it for my straightener without trouble because the power was within the right range. Be aware that this is not recommended. I only did it a time or two with a straightener that is a spare. Though switzerland is not listed it does say continental europe. You need a different adapter in switzerland. They are easy to get though i’d buy in the us. Switzerland is very expensive.
I bought this in preparation for a vacation to a few european countries, and found it to be terrific — it’s reliable and i felt that it was safely down-stepping the higher voltage for my us products. As the product description states, this is not for stuff like hair dryers or electric irons — but for my family’s electronic devices (including chargin batteries for an older, high-end digital camera) it was superb. It weighs very little and is easy to re-pack and toss into a backpack. We were all very happy with this purchase.
We purchased this unit for a trip to israel. We used it to charge i-phones, camera batteries, and power a curling iron. Being able to charge multiple devices at one time was perfect and saved time. Previous reviews were helpful.
Worked perfectly while i was traveling in ireland. There is definitely noise, so light sleepers may have problems with it. To me it just sounded like a white noise machine, which didn’t bother me sleeping. The adapter fit perfectly, and the length of the power cord seemed about right. Handy having the usb ports on it so i didn’t have to plug my wall charger into it. Was able to charge my laptop, cellphone, external battery pack, and bluetooth headset all at once without any issues. Definitely not for curling/flat irons or hair dryersi did test this with my flat iron. After starting up, the flat iron would shut itself off after a few moments to prevent over powering and this unit would flash red. Just buy an extra international adapter for your equipment (i specifically bought a flat iron made for overseas voltages), and follow all safety precautions.
I have been using converters on overseas vacations for many years and this one is the best i’ve used. I waited to rate this until i’d tested it and it met every need. The fact that it has a cord make its design superior to those that hang directly from the outlet. I no longer have to put my devices on the floor or carry a power strip. I cannot begin to describe how useful that is but those who have traveled at all know that any weight and space you can save in overseas travel is golden. The four usb ports and two us 110v sockets are certainly sufficient for most needs. If they aren’t, i strongly suggest buying a second on of these. It is sturdy with a nice appearance. It has all the possible adapters necessary to anywhere in the world and comes with a hand travel bag, so no digging for non-euro adapters and has plenty of room for an additional two 110/usb converters.
- Good travel accessory for international travel.
- Follow the instructions for powering devices like curling irons since the amp draw is quite high.
- Great Voltage Converter
Foval International Travel Adapter Power Step Down 220v to 110v Voltage Converter with 4-port USB in UK European Italy Asia more than 150 Countries over the World
- Worldwide use: 1 EU power cable and 4 International adapters ( us/UK/AU/it adapter), step down voltage converts 220/240V to 110/120V, so you could use American electronics in 220V/ 240V countries such United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Italy, Australia, Thailand, Japan, China etc, more than 150 countries over the world.
- Supply 200 watts power converter with two standard US plugs and four 5V/ 2.4a (2.4a per port max) capable of simultaneously charging multiple devices for laptop, Bluetooth speaker, CPAP machine, electric toothbrush, fan, nebulizer, game console, Kindle, TV, DVD players, lights, iPad, and other electronic devices.
- Protect eelectronics safety: fan work silent and converter will auto shutdown for surge protection, over-heating, short circuiting, over-current, over temperature, short-circuit and overload, keep you and your devices very safely with small 200W Power
- Travel size design: Compact small size (4.8×3. 1×1. 5 inches) with 5 feet detachable power cable makes this power converter easy to pack and take anywhere you go
- Warranty and support: FOVAL 7*24 online support standing by, worry-free 100% money-back guarantee, We supply this adapter 24 months warranty.
I purchased this item in the summer of 2018 for a trip to africa. Good news – the good news is this product is well configured; possessing all the power outlets and adapters that i needed for rwanda, tanzania and, i’m sure, for the rest of africa as well, if i needed them. Bad news – the bad news is that after a few days on safari, one of the standard 3-prong plugs in the unit failed to operate. Additionally, the case developed a small crack in the corner of the cover outlet clearance hole. Great news – the great news is foval’s customer service was exemplary. Upon returning from my trip, i notified them of the issues associated with my unit. They quickly responded to address my disappointment and, without hesitation, sent me a replacement unit, free of charge. In my experience, every product has it’s lemons. Someone, sometime, will always end up receiving one. This time it happened to me.
I purchased this unit for my month long trip to the philippines and it worked great. I loved having the diversity of being able to directly plug in my devices via traditional power plug or usb. While many of the devices that i used this device to charge/power likely didn’t need the converter (given that many had this function built in or handled via their power bricks), it was still great peace of mind to have to not have to worry about anything i was needing to plug in. And there’s definitely some noise from the internal fan on the unit, but it wasn’t a huge issue for me. I left this unit plugged in for 29+ days and slept with it on my nightstand every night and barely noticed the fan it at all. All and all this is a very solid unit and i’d definitely recommend this unit to anyone looking for a versatile step down converter.