Electrical Adapter

Explore a variety of electrical adapter products for all your adapter needs at HomElectrical. Our selection of electrical adapter features ground and ungrounded plugs for your convenience. There are also auto-grip and neoprene rubber adapters making for an easier to install, flame retardant, sealing electrical adapter, and more. Choose from our selection of watertight adapters, two way adapters and 3-way outlet plug adapters for your electrical applications at HomElectrical.

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What are the benefits of auto-grip and neoprene gasket?

Neoprene Rubber:

  • Flame retardant
  • Easily seals the electrical adapter
  • Protects against any outside elements or debris from entering

Auto-grips will make the installation process easier and shorter for you. At the same time it will secure the cords.

What does the voltage of an adapter mean?

This will let you know the maximum amount of voltage that the electrical adapter is able to handle. So when you are traveling and the hotels’ maximum voltage is lower than the number listed on the electrical adapter, then the adapter will not work. The voltage rating of a hotel can normally be found in a travel guide.

If you forget to check the voltage labels before you leave and still need to charge your devices then you are going to need a voltage converter or transformer.

What kind of Electrical Adapter should I get?

  • Watertight – has a tight seal to prevent water from entering and will outperform rubber in harsh conditions.
  • 3 Way and 2 Way – is perfect for any work environment as it converts one receptacle into 2 or 3 receptacles.
  • Pigtail Connection – a safe way for multiple wires to stay connected to a screw terminal.

What is the difference between grounded and ungrounded adapters?

Grounded plugs have 3 prongs and ungrounded plugs have 2 prongs.

  • Grounded plugs can be used with an ungrounded adapter plug.
  • Ungrounded plugs can be used in a grounded socket.
  • A majority of mobile devices use an ungrounded adapter.

How Does and AC Electrical Adapter Work?

An AC adapter, AC/DC adapter, or AC/DC converter is a type of external power supply, often enclosed in a case like an AC plug.  AC adapters are used with electrical devices that require power but do not contain internal components to derive the required voltage and power from the main source of power.  Adapters merely continue the circuit for the device to operate.

What is an Electrical Adapter?

An electrical adapter is a device that converts attributes of one electrical device or system to those of an otherwise incompatible device or system. Some adapters modify power or signal attributes, while others merely adapt the physical form of one electrical connector to another. Plug adapters or travel adapters allow for dual voltage appliance or a transformer from one country to be used directly into a wall or outlet for another country.  They do not convert any electricity at all.

 

Do I need an Adapter or Converter?

If you see 110/240 posted on your device, that means it is dual voltage and that is required is a plug adapter. Most handheld and household devices (cell phones, cameras, etc.) have dual voltage chargers so a plug adapter is all you would need.

Plug adapters or travel adapters allow for dual voltage appliance or a transformer from one country to be used directly into a wall or outlet for another country. They do not convert any electricity at all. Converters however, are only requited when there is a change in voltage. This is called stepping up or down the voltage. For most hand held devices only a Plug Adapter is required.

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