travel adapter



travel adapter (plural travel adapters)

  1. A device that allows one to plug an electric cord designed for the electrical outlets in one country into the differently designed electrical outlets of another country.
    • 2011, Ubuntu 11.04 Unity Desktop Guide, →ISBN, page 201:
      If you have a desktop computer, you can also get a cable with a different plug, or use a travel adapter.
    • 2013, Teach Yourself VISUALLY iPad 4th Generation and iPad mini, →ISBN, page 70:
      If you travel with your iPad, look for a travel adapter that will work in all the countries you visit.
    • 2015, DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Kenya, →ISBN, page 403:
      For two-pin and other appliances a travel adapter is needed.