The Going In Style Benin Standard Adapter Kit comes with two grounded plugs. The Going In Style Basic Benin Adapter Kit comes with two nongrounded plugs. If you are not sure whether you will need a grounded or a non grounded adapter, watch Going In Style's Adapter Video.
Adapter plugs allow electrical connections up to 240 volts. An adapter plug does NOT change the current or voltage (this requires a converter) unless your appliance is dual voltage. dual voltage you will most likely need a converter to use your electric. For more information see Going In Style's Adapter and Converter Finder.
Many of our customers find it handy to have multiple adaptors while traveling - either to run several appliances simultaneously or simply as a backup.
Purchase additional adapters from Going In Style.
Going In Style Benin Adapter Model GIS-BEN-B-F-GUB-GUF
Deluxe Adapter Plug Kit Includes:
Standard Adapter Plug Kit Includes:
Basic Adapter Plug Kit Includes:
Going In Style Adapters Feature:
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 adaptor plug. A grounded United States plug has two flat blades and one round pin.
Non-Grounded Adapter Plugs ( Non-Earthed 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.Going In Style Adapter Plug Video Featuring Grounded and Non Grounded Adapter Plugs
Cycles: 50 Hz vs. 60 Hz.
Benin operates on 220 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, computers, iPods, etc., will not be affected by the difference in cycle.
Be sure to check each individual appliance to see if it is dual voltage. You can watch Going In Style's video on how to check to see if your appliance is dual voltage.
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. You will not need a converter for your iPad or iPhone since these are dual voltage. You will need to buy an adapter plug to charge your iPad or iPhone when traveling to Africa. Most apple products, such as your iPad, has a two prong plug for the charger and a non-grounded plug will work for a non-grounded, two prong plug. 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.