Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

Apple World Travel Adapter Kit

S$ 58.00

4.0 out of 5 stars

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Product Information

  • The World Travel Adapter Kit includes a USB power adapter, a 30-pin to USB cable and a set of six AC plugs with prongs that fit different power points around the world. For world travellers, this is the perfect kit to ensure power connectivity in most countries you may travel to.

    The Kit is designed to work with iPod, iPhone, iPad, Apple MagSafe Power Adapters (for MacBook and MacBook Pro), Portable Power Adapters (for iBook and PowerBook) and AirPort Express.

    The AC plugs included in the World Travel Adapter Kit directly support power points in North America, Japan, China, United Kingdom, Continental Europe, Korea, Australia and Hong Kong.

    Please note: To use this kit with devices that use a Lightning connector — such as iPhone 5, iPad mini and iPad with Retina display — you will need a Lightning to USB Cable, sold separately.

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Ratings & Reviews

Rating Breakdown (4.0 average)
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  • Great! But one problem...

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    I love the fact that my Macbook and iPhone can both take advantage of this feature, and this kit is excellent except for One Thing I love the fact that my Macbook and iPhone can both take advantage of this feature, and this kit is excellent except for One Thing. Why not label the darn plugs? I write this only in hope that they will improve this in the future. Even a letter code would help. Korea and Europe are so similar that you cannot tell them apart. There are slight thickness differences, but it takes some effort to differentiate them. Why not emboss the countries or a letter code that corresponds to the images on the back of the box?

    • Written by from Los Angeles

    3177 of 3395 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great! But one problem...
  • A Great New Kit - Adds USB Charger

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    FYI, the manual indicates the countries of usage as follows: A. Three Prong Blades - UK, Hong Kong, Singapore. B. Flat Angled Bl FYI, the manual indicates the countries of usage as follows: A. Three Prong Blades - UK, Hong Kong, Singapore. B. Flat Angled Blades - Australia, New Zealand. C. Flat Parallel Blades WITHOUT Holes - China. D. Flat Parallel Blades WITH Holes - North America, Japan. E. Round Thick Pins - Korea. F. Round Thin Pins - Continental Europe. The kit also includes a small USB charger. Hope this info helps you!

    • Written by from Falls Church

    2304 of 2525 people found this useful

    Was this useful? A Great New Kit - Adds USB Charger
  • Great for iPods, iPhones and Apple laptops

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I traveled to the Netherlands recently and bought the World Travel Adapter Kit. Even though it says the thick round adapter is for I traveled to the Netherlands recently and bought the World Travel Adapter Kit. Even though it says the thick round adapter is for Korea, it works just fine in Europe, so you can use both the thick and thin adapters--at least in the Netherlands. All the sockets I tried accepted both adapters without problems. This kit is great--but now I need a good excuse to visit all the other countries I have adapters for.

    Tip: Also take along a couple of universal plug adapters (available at Radio Shack, etc.). I took my iMac along with me and was able to use the adapter just fine, without having to buy a European iMac cable from the local Apple store.

    • Written by from Clearwater

    1323 of 1487 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great for iPods, iPhones and Apple laptops
  • Great converter kit except....

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    The plugs should be labeled as another reviewer mentioned. Sadly, this kit was of no use in South Africa which uses a different p The plugs should be labeled as another reviewer mentioned. Sadly, this kit was of no use in South Africa which uses a different plug configuration than any other country. Some places had additional European plugs so I was able to use the European converter but not everywhere.

    • Written by from Cloverdale

    5 of 5 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Great converter kit except....
  • No lightning cable???

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Why not update this product to include a lightning USB cable? Or even produce another kit to include a lightning USB cable, maybe Why not update this product to include a lightning USB cable? Or even produce another kit to include a lightning USB cable, maybe even a kit that has a short USB cable and a much longer one to give the traveler options. And please engrave the plugs with a number or label what countries they can be used in. This add-on kit would be perfect except without these things make it more cumbersome than buying plug adaptors and cables from a third parties. It would be much nicer to know it's compatible and approved by Apple if it's made by Apple.

    • Written by from FPO

    22 of 25 people found this useful

    Was this useful? No lightning cable???
  • Full of unnecessary bits

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    If you've just bought your first iOS device and want to go abroad, then this is great.

    If, however, you've got a couple of devi If you've just bought your first iOS device and want to go abroad, then this is great.

    If, however, you've got a couple of devices that came with the USB chargers, then if you want to buy just the 'duckhead' plugs, you're spending a lot of money on a charger you don't actually need.

    Similarly, given that iPad and iPhone now charge using a Lightening adaptor, the charging lead is also pretty useless.

    Thirdly, if you're after just on or two of the adaptors (say, European and US), then you're probably never going to use the others.

    It would be a lot more use if Apple sold the 'duckhead' plugs on their own, even in packs of three - if you're going to the US, you could buy just the US adaptors; or if you're going to Australia, you can buy just the Australian adaptors.

    Instead, you're going to end up paying for a lot of adaptors you're probably never going to use - and heaven help you if you want to charge an iPhone and an iPad at the same time in somewhere like Australia, because you're going to have to spend £70 just to get two tiny adaptor plugs.

    Hardly good value.

    • Written by from Beaumaris

    8 of 9 people found this useful

    Was this useful? Full of unnecessary bits

Questions & Answers

Answers from the community

  • Best Answer:

    The USB power adapter you get with an iPhone works with 110-240V power, so if you have one of those, The USB power adapter you get with an iPhone works with 110-240V power, so if you have one of those, you will be fine according to another answer on this site.

    • Answered by Mark C from Virginia Beach
    • Nov 5, 2009
  • Answer

    Yes, it should work in both places.
    You would use the continental European pins in both.

    Egypt u Yes, it should work in both places.
    You would use the continental European pins in both.

    Egypt uses mostly standard EU style CEE 7/4 and CEE 7/5 (and some old non-grounded) sockets.
    Israel uses its own design of sockets which will usually accept CEE 7/16 (the flat continental European low power 2.5amp plugs used in this kit).

    Both countries use 220-230V 50Hz (same as Europe) too.

    Just as a note for Europe

    In Europe, the vast majority of countries use the CEE 7 family of plugs and sockets. These use two pin plugs and recessed sockets. There are two variations : CEE 7/4 (originated in Germany) uses scraping ground contacts at the top and bottom of the plug and CEE 7/5 (originated in France) uses a pin that sticks out of the socket which connects with a hole in the face of the plug. All modern European CEE 7/7 (16 amp grounded) and 7/16 (low power up to 2.5amp non-grounded) and 7/17 (16 amp non-grounded) fit both of these socket types perfectly.

    However, Italy, Denmark and Switzerland use the same 2-pin system for live and neutral but developed their own incompatible grounding systems that use a 3rd pin. So, the 2.5amp flat non-grounded plug found on small appliances also works in those countries, but large 16amp and grounded European plugs do not necessarily work or may not connect the ground and should not be used there.

    The UK, Ireland, Cyprus and Malta use a totally different system called BS1363 which has 3 rectangular pins and a fused plug.

    However, *ALL* EU countries use exactly the same voltage and frequency : 230V 50Hz. So, everything is 100% electrically compatible and the same safety standards apply in all countries (CENELEC/CEN standards and the CE safety approval system).

    So, really it's not as complicated as people make out in Europe, other than slightly different outlets in some countries (and totally different in Britain and Ireland)

    • Answered by David K
    • Apr 22, 2014
  • Best Answer:

    I am an Electrical Engineer. Short answer: Yes.

    Long answer: The only things that is important f I am an Electrical Engineer. Short answer: Yes.

    Long answer: The only things that is important for using any AC adapters overseas are the following:

    * You need to have the right type of plug. If you do not it will not fit, and if you force it, it could break.

    * The adapter needs to support the right voltage for input. Some of the world uses around 110 volts. The rest uses around 220 volts. Many digital devices have power adapters that support both, which is often written as 100-240V or sometimes 110-240V. As long as it support both you are good. If it does not things get messier, and I won't get into them here.

    * It must support the correct frequency for input. Again some parts of the world use 60 Hz, the rest uses 50 Hz. Just about all AC adapters support both. If the do they will say 50-60Hz.

    So looking at the iPad charger:

    Does it have the right plug? Probably not, but with this kit you can change the plug, so now it has the right plug.

    Does it support both 110V and 220V? Yes it does. It supports from 100V to 240V.

    Does it support both 50Hz and 60Hz? Yes.

    Therefore: With the kit and your iPad charger it will work pretty much anywhere on earth, and even on the space station!

    The last number for input is Amperage. It is related to how much Current or "Juice" it uses. You really don't need to worry about that, as all AC adapters use little enough current that they will work anywhere.

    • Answered by Joe S
    • May 16, 2010