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Power Bright PB-12 US to UK 3-Prong Travel Outlet Plug Adapter

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US to UK adapter
  • Power Bright plug adapter, American (US) 3-prong grounded input to United Kingdom (UK) 3-prong output
  • This adapter does not convert voltage, only the international plug style
  • Includes input: American Grounded, output: 3 Pin UK Grounded
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Size Name: US to UK adapter
Technical Details
Part Number ACP3-BK-R
Item Weight2.4 ounces
Product Dimensions4.8 x 3 x 2 inches
Item model numberPB12
SizeUS to UK adapter
Item Package Quantity1
Usagepersonal
Warranty Description1 Year Parts and Labor
  
Additional Information
ASINB000PQL7AQ
Best Sellers Rank #2,084 in Patio, Lawn & Garden (See top 100)
Shipping Weight1 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableJuly 27, 2006
  
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Product Description

Size: US to UK adapter

Plug Adapter 3 pin UK grounded Input: American Grounded

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Customer Reviews

I used this on a trip to the UK and it worked well.
Jo Anne
So your best bet is to buy one of those all-in-one smart adapters.
JJG
Fits great with the wall socket and my US grounded plugs.
C. Kagan

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71 of 72 people found the following review helpful By Jacob Young on April 5, 2012
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We just spent a week in London visiting family and stayed at a local hotel. When we were packing we discovered that we needed something quickly to put in our luggage so we could charge cameras, razors, etc. while there. We use Amazon Prime, and this was the best, cheapest option to come up. Some of the reviews made it seem that the product was defunct with slippage in the connection, etc. However, newer reviews gave me confidence that this might have been a batch problem in the past and was no longer an issue. We got ours the day before our flight, tucked it away and didn't think twice about it. It worked perfectly for us. The connection into the socket was solid, and we had no issues with the US side slipping or being lose. Everything connected perfectly. For a mere $5 it's a perfect option. Now, something to keep in mind is that we used this daily for a week, and only a week. I don't have extensive travel time, and haven't given it more than a weeks use. But I figure that's enough time to get a sense of what a $5 option can give for value. I'd recommend it for all travelers if you're in need of a quick, cheap option (given Amazon Prime). For those interested, I've included a picture of our setup in the hotel to get a sense of how it looks.

A for value
A for function
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66 of 75 people found the following review helpful By TechToys on November 1, 2009
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I bought 10 of these because I was moving to Europe. After using them (rather trying to use them), I've thrown them all out. They were simply too dangerous and too useless to keep around. As other reviewers note, they are not the adapters shown in the picture. As other reviewers also note, the plugs fall out easily (not from the UK side, but from the US side). To start, a non-grounded plug will not stay in under any circumstance. Because of the design of the plug (again, not shown), a non-grounded plug will fall right out. In fact, there's a spring mechanism on the contacts that actually works to push a non-grounded plug out. Grounded plugs work better, but the connection is still quite loose. I threw the first one out after a cord that was plugged into it was moved a bit and something inside of it must have shorted, causing it to throw a breaker. I threw the rest of them out when another one shorted and threw a breaker again. Stay away!
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38 of 44 people found the following review helpful By J. Thompson on August 2, 2008
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I ordered this product because I needed a polarized UK plug adapter. I was charged 7.25 for shipping but the plugs only cost 1.85 to ship to me, which is a total ripoff. Even worse, when I attempted to plug anything into the adapters it fell right out! Nothing will stay plugged into them, so they aren't even usable. They are not the plugs pictured here, they are much cheaper and don't work. Don't bother buying these adapters.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Cal on March 8, 2011
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After reading reviews about plugs falling out of the adapter, we decided to buy just one and see for ourselves. My wife is a flight attendant who travels to London multiple times a month. She used it on her last trip with no problems. The US plug stayed in the adapter and the adapter stayed in the UK receptacle. I have no idea if she was lucky or they have improved their product recently but we just ordered five more for friends and relatives attending our son's wedding in the UK this summer.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Eoff on March 30, 2012
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Product works as designed. Excellent for charging portable electronics (e.g., iPod, iPhone, iPad, Nook) that can use both 120V and 240V.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By JJG on February 21, 2012
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Not sure why there are so many negative reviews of this product. It works just fine, exactly as intended. However, after traveling europe for several weeks, I have found that there are 3 different plug types: The triangle (UK), the twin prongs (rest of europe), and the triple prongs (Italy only). So your best bet is to buy one of those all-in-one smart adapters.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Kate on April 21, 2012
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I saw the reviews warning that this adapter doesn't hold the US plug very well, but more recent reviewers seemed to have positive experiences so I gave it a try. No dice. The adapter just doesn't hold the 2-prong plugs well. Unfortunately, it seems Amazon just doesn't stock quality adapters at this time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By K.McBride on April 9, 2010
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The adapter kept falling out of the wall plug. We had to prop something up against it and it still kept falling out. It works, but it is a pain. My husband literally had to hold it in the wall so that I could blow dry my hair. Please also realize that you must have a dual voltage appliance (hair dryer, etc.) because this is not a converter. Dual voltage hair dryers, straiteners, etc. are easy to find at Walmart, etc. Also, most computers and phone chargers are 120/240 so they are not a problem. Good luck!
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