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Okinawa (Japan) Complete Adapter Kit includes two adapters. The kit includes one grounded adapter (three-pronged) and one non-grounded, polarized adapter (two-pronged) to fit all Okinawa outlets. Compatible with American and European two-pronged and three-pronged plugs and converts these to the Okinawa style electrical plug. The kit contains the A and GUA plugs.

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.

Non-Grounded Adapter Plugs

Going In Style offers non-grounded adapter plugs for use with your voltage converter, transformer, or dual/multi voltage appliance. A non-grounded United States plug has two flat blades.

Why do I need a North American adapter?

Even though Okinawa uses North American sockets, the sockets are not required to be polarized. Since devices such as laptops have a polarized plug with one prong wider than the other, you will still need an adapter to use your plug in Okinawa.

An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter).

Going In Style Okinawa (Japan) Adapter
Model GIS-OK-A-GUA

Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.

Okinawa operates on 110 volt electricity and is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. United States 110-120 volt electricity is generated at 60Hz (Cycles) Alternating Current. Many foreign countries operate on 50Hz. 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 and Apple Products

If you are traveling overseas with a Toshiba, HP, Lenovo, Asus, 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 and you will still need an adapter to use your plug.

About Okinawa

Geography

Okinawa is located in Eastern Asia in the Pacific Ocean. Okinawa is an island southwest of Okinawa and northeast of Taiwan. The climate is suptropcal.

Currency

Currency in Okinawa is the Japanese Yen (JPY). Credit cards are widely at hotels, restaurants and shops. Foreign currency and travelers’ cheques can be exchanged at banks throughout Okinawa. Staying Connected

Okinawa has an excellent domestic and international telephone system with a high level of modern technology and excellent service of every kind. Cell phone coverage is great. When travelling to Okinawa you will want to take an international or unlocked cell phone with a prepaid Okinawa SIM card. You can also contact your mobile service provider to set up an international calling plan. 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.

Internet access is widely available in internet cafes, coffee shops and hotels. When traveling with your laptop or iPad you will need an adapter to charge your device.

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