**I had been using the Bestek Travel Adapter for a couple of months when I had reviewed it, however, the product broke about 6 months later. After plugging a hair dryer into the voltage adapter then plugging the voltage adapter into an outlet in Peru, it stopped working.**
Product Number: MRJ301D
I got this on amazon.com for around 24 dollars with free shipping. I thought the price was ok.
A lot of the reviews on amazon.com for this product are negative, but I haven’t had any problems with my voltage converter.
What I like:
- It is all in one
- No little pieces
- Compact and lightweight
- Has USB outlet great for charging iPhones
- It does it’s job fine
What I don’t:
- Gets really hot when in use.
- You can get shocked if not careful
- Some products don’t need to be converted, just adapted, depending with the product. For example I checked on the apple store that my mac book air’s mag safe charger did not need to be converted, just adapted to the different prong. I would recommend for you to check if your electronics need to be converted or not before taking the chance of just plugging it in directly with a prong adapter.
If you want an adapter for the different prongs, and not a voltage converter you can get one for much cheaper on amazon, like this one for 3 dollars, here.
Here is a picture that I find helpful to figure out what the voltages are of the places that you are going to before you go:
Photo Credit: Wikipedia
Also this is a helpful website to figure out what countries use what prongs, just so that you can know what to buy ahead of time, here.
Overall I would recommend this product, but first find out if it actually fits your needs.
You can find the Bestek Travel Voltage Adapter here on Amazon.com. (This is an affiliate link, meaning that we get a commission if you decide to make a purchase, at no additional cost to you. We would never endorse a product or service we didn’t actually use and believe in.)
Do you use a voltage converter when traveling? Leave your comment below.