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Kensington 33117 International All-in-One Travel Plug Adapter

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  • Color: Black, Dimensions: 2" Height x 1.87" Width x 2.25" Depth, Input Voltage: 220V AC
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  • Input Voltage: 110V AC, Input Voltage Range: 110 V AC to 220 V AC
  • Shipping Dimensions: 2" Height x 6" Width x 9" Depth, Standard Warranty: 1 Year
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  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 6.4 x 7.4 inches ; 7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 8.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Shipping: This item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
  • ASIN: B0002H4YUI
  • Item model number: 33117
  • Average Customer Review: 3.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (351 customer reviews)
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  • Date first available at Amazon.com: June 17, 2004

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The Kensington 33117 Travel Plug Adapter is a pocket-sized power adapter for go-anywhere convenience. This all-in-one unit provides plug adapters for use in more than 150 countries, so you never need to be at a loss for power again. The Kensington 33117 is easy to use, with slide-out power plugs that ensure you won't lose any vital pieces, in a compact, self-contained unit that eliminates any hassles. This all-in-one plug adapts power outlets for laptops, chargers, and similar devices, and features a safety release button and built-in fuse to ensure safe operation. The Kensington 33117 does not reduce or convert electrical voltage, is suitable for most consumer electronics ranging from 110-volts to Mac 275-watts, to 220-volts to Mac 550-watts. Backed by Kensington's one-year warranty, this unit weighs 0.5, and measures 1.875 x 2 x 2.25 inches (WxDxH). Please note that this adapter is not designed for use with high-watt devices such as hairdryers and irons, so users should check electronic device specifications before using.

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Customer Reviews

It doesn't fit US 3 prong plugs properly.
Mark Klein
I All-in-One Travel Plug Adapter worked great on my trip to the UK and it worked with all the appliances that we traveled with.
Amazon Customer
The product works well and is very convenient.
The Kim

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

200 of 206 people found the following review helpful By David De Sousa on September 3, 2006
If you travel overseas you will definitively love this adapter. Unlike other travel adapters that have several pieces that you need to carry around, this has all the plug connectors integrated into one compact self contained cylindrical unit in which you select the type of plug used in the country you are visiting. Absolutely the most practical unit I have used. It is also safe to use since it has a built-in fuse.

This may seems obvious but you need to know that this device does not convert the voltage so don't plug your electronic devices unless its power units states that the Input voltage ranges from 110 to 240 VAC @ 50-60 Hz (probably the most common around Europe, Asia and America).

Absolutely a most have if you travel with your laptop, digital camera, cell phone and other suitable devices.
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217 of 230 people found the following review helpful By Alfred E. Guy Jr. on July 24, 2010
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I've used this adaptor to run my laptop in China, France, Italy, England, and Ireland. Although it's made of plastic and feels a little fragile, it's really quite hardy and it's worked like a charm in every location. I've purchased several as gifts and always been treated as a hero afterwards.

One popular (and funny) one-star review on here claims that the adaptor doesn't work with grounded plugs. That's 100% wrong. It works with them in a hotel, it works with them in a motel. It worked with them in France, and when I used it to iron my pants. (Well to plug in my iron, anyway.) I've never used it on a boat, but it helped my computer write a note.

Okay so I'm not as funny as he is. But this thing really works.
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1,869 of 2,027 people found the following review helpful By Mark E. Rosenthal on April 22, 2008
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UPDATE JAN 2014 - Several people have said that they have been able to use this adapter with 3-pronged plugs and I believe them. It has been a long time since my initial review and I have to concede that it's possible that I just did not understand how to use the item correctly.

Of course, it IS still a problem if lack of instructions and non-intuitive design make it SEEM impossible to use the adapter as intended...

I'm leaving the review up as a monument to my previous frustration and as a reminder of the importance of "idiot-proof" instructions and intuitive design.
And also because it tickles me that my goofy review brought joy into the lives of so many people who were just looking for a way to get electricity to their electronics in exotic, far-off lands...(end update)

AUUUUGH!!!

After hours of rattling through website after website, learning the difference between a converter and an adapter, having a crash course in watts and volts and hertz and computers and hair dryers and coming to the brink of insanity because, it seems, there isn't a website in existence that gives enough information about these accessories to learn what a 4-second encounter with the actual item in its package in a brick and mortar store would tell you (for instance: CAN I STICK MY COMPUTER PLUG INTO THE DAMN THING?!), I found this beauty. Here. And all my questions appeared to have been answered. So I, being the trusting soul that I am, purchased it.

Well, I didn't know what I didn't know until the product arrived.
Now I know what I didn't know.
I am livid.

THIS PRODUCT WILL NOT WORK WITH YOUR PLUGS THAT HAVE 3 PRONGS!
NOT EVEN IF YOU PRAY REALLY HARD!
NOT EVEN IF YOU SACRIFICE A GOAT.
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31 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Bill Stein on September 10, 2010
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I understand that some people had some difficulty getting this plug adapter to work with 3-prong plugs. I did, too. However, to say that it doesn't work with 3-pronged plugs is absolutely false.

There is a hole in the back of the unit where the grounding prong goes when you plug in a North American plug into the unit. It's a very tight fit. So tight, in fact, that the back cover of the unit came off when I was trying to remove the test plug I put in there. But once the back cover came off, I noticed that it was nothing more than a hole. This plug adapter does not ground the item you plug into it. So it doesn't electrically connect to the grounding plug.

Therefore, I used my brain just a tiny bit and expanded the size of the hole for the grounding plug, first with a pocket knife, and then with a drill bit. Presto, 3-pronged happiness.

The most important things to take away from this are:

1. This unit does not ground the device you're plugging into it.
2. A little bit of brain power goes a long way.

Now, back to the plug adapter. It's not grounded, but it is fuse-protected. And the fuse is very easy to get to (on the front side is a small screw cover that opens to reveal the fuse), plus it stores a spare fuse in the back, behind that little cover that I accidentally pulled off when my 3-prong plug got stuck. It comes with one spare fuse.

Other than the issue with the grounding prong hole, the unit is very well designed. As you slide each adapter forward, small dust covers appear and close the slots for the other adapters (very well thought out). Compact, easy to use, and well designed with the exception of the grounding plug hole.
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37 of 40 people found the following review helpful By Tacitus on July 2, 2007
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Read the fine print on this -- this product does not convert or reduce electrical voltage -- essentially what this does is provide a physical way for (insert your country's) plug to fit into (insert destination country's) plug. So if the country you are visiting runs on, say, 220, make sure that the device you want to plug into it can handle the 220 volts so that it doesn't blow up -- and that information will (typically) be handily located on the device itself (i.e., look at the small print on your phone charger, and see if it says 100-240V 50-60Hz)
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