This grounded adapter plug enables your appliance's plug configuration to fit into Australia's electrical power outlets.
Grounded Adapter Plugs
If you are traveling with a grounded United States dual/multi-voltage appliance or using a grounded Transformer you will need to use a grounded adapter plug. A grounded United States plug has two flat blades and one round pin. Grounded adapter plugs allow electrical connections from 100 volts to 240 volts.
Other Australia Adapter Plugs Our customers find it handy to have multiple adapters while traveling - either to run several appliances simultaneously or simply as a backup.
If you think you will also need the non-grounded adapter, you can find the Complete Australia Adapter Kit here.
If you think you will only need the non-grounded adapter, you can find the Anguilla Non-Grounded Adapter Kit here.
CE (European Community) Certified, is in compliance with EU legislation, has been properly assessed for safety, health and environmental protection requirements.
An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter).
Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.
Australia operates on 240 volt electricity and is generated at 50Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. United States 110-120 volt electricity is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. This difference in cycles may cause the motor in your 60Hz United States appliance to operate slightly slower when used on 50Hz foreign electricity.
Most modern electronic equipment including battery chargers, Lenovo, HP, Asus, Toshiba computers, iPods, etc., will not be affected by the difference in cycle.
Computers and Apple Products
If you are traveling overseas with a Toshiba, HP, Asus, Lenovo laptop or Apple device such as an iPad, chances are you won’t need a voltage converter. Most laptops are multi-voltage and will operate on voltages ranging from 100 to 240 volts. However, computers do need to make safe connections to foreign power systems and a surge protector is recommended.
Australia is located in Oceania and is slightly smaller than the US contiguous 48 states. Its climate is generally arid and a bit tropical in the north. The terrain is mostly low plateau with deserts. There are fertile plains in the southeast. Australia is the world’s smallest continent, yet the sixth-largest country.
Currency in Australia is the Australian Dollar (AUD). Credit cards are generally accepted everywhere. ATMs are available in major cities. Foreign currency and travelers’ cheques can be exchanged at banks throughout the country and numerous hotels and vendors accept US dollars.
Australia has an excellent telephone system. When travelling to Australia you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Australia SIM card. You will need an adapter to charge your phone. Most cell phone battery rechargers should be multi-voltage, therefore will not require a converter. If the charger says 100-240 volts, 50-60 cycles then your charger in multi-voltage.
Australia has over 16 million internet hosts and over 16 million internet users. There is internet access in hotels and internet cafes in major cities. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.
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