Have to travel often all around the world? Annoyed that in many countries there are different power outlets? If so, you should probably get yourself a Travel Charger. The main reason for a travel charger is letting you power and charge your devices where ever you are. Whether it’s the USA, UK, Australia or Europe, you will always be able to charge your USB devices and power other devices through the universal socket of the Travel Charger. The best thing is that Travel Chargers or adapters often have quite small dimensions so that it won’t take a lot of space in your travel bag.
We have created a list of top Travel Chargers on the market with the main focus on USB ports, as most of us will charge our phones, tablets, and cameras.
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How to choose a Travel Charger?
So you have decided that you need a Travel Charger. But how to choose one? There are two main criteria: Do you need a universal power plug and power outlet and the second one is Travel Chargers size.
If you do have to travel all around the world or there is just one trip to a particular country that uses different power outlets, you should get universal power adapter or travel charger. You can get one under 15$! However, if you travel to a country that uses the same power outlets and same voltage, you can just buy a regular travel charger that will feature extra USB ports.
The essential criteria when traveling is size and weight. You want to take things with you that are very compact, so you don’t have to carry any extra weight, and it fits into your backpack well. There are many tiny travel chargers in the market like Insten Universal World Wide Travel Charger Adapter.
Our Top Travel Charger picks
1. USB Power Strip
USB power strip has a universal power plug input or socket and four USB ports for charging your camera, smartphone, and other devices. This travel charger supports input voltage from 100V to 240V making it perfect for international trips. It also features a wraparound power cord for easier cable management and saving space. Keep in mind that FLAT PLUG or power plug on this travel charger is only supported for North America and other countries that use the same plug. USB power strips power is 21W.
Poweradd is a perfect Travel adapter for those who not only need to charge their USB devices but also power other electronic devices. This adapter includes two universal power outlets for international traveling and five international power plug adapters (UK/US/AU/EU/JP). There are also two USB ports. USB ports can charge devices with a current of 2.4A. This travel charger supports voltage from 100V to 240V.
If you want to get a very compact travel adapter, then UROPHYLLA Universal Adapter is made exactly for you. This adapter features two USB ports that can power or charge devices with a current of 2.5A. UROPHYLLA can deliver a rated power for 110V around 660W and for 230V around 1380W. In the output, you can have voltage in the range of 100-240VAC that works with a frequency of 50/60HZ and max current draw of 6.3A.
aLLreLi Intelligent is a perfect Travel Charger if all you want to charge is your USB devices like smartphone, tablet, camera and so on. This adapter features four USB ports, two of them can deliver 1A of current, and other two can deliver 2.4A. ALLreLi Intelligent has four power plugs for international use – EU UK US AU. This charger also has an over voltage and current protection, so you don’t damage your electronic devices.
Insten Universal World Wide Travel Charger Adapter is another super compact gadget to charge and power your devices while abroad. It’s also one of the cheapest Travel Chargers on the market and has four different power plugs meaning that it can work in more than 150 countries. One thing to keep in mind is that this travel charger doesn’t transform electrical output: current and voltage. This means if you have 110V in input you will have 110V in output. We also advise you not to use this travel charger on high power appliances such as water heater or hair dryer.
6. iClever BoostCube
iClever BoostCube is a very simple and sleek looking Travel Wall Charger. It has two USB ports that can deliver 2.4A of current each. This Travel Charger uses standard North American power plug, and it is foldable so you can save space and it doesn’t stab anything in your backpack. iClever BoostCube uses Smart ID Technology to maximize the charging efficiency and save your time.
LIANSING Universal All in One Worldwide Travel is a very compact, black travel charger that has two USB ports and one universal power outlet. You can power this charger via one of four included power plugs. There are a Europian type, British type, American type and Australian type plugs. They are all easy retractable. This travel charger has a maximum current draw of 6A and can support voltage in the range of 100-240V.
A small box like Travel Charger that can be plugged into the different kind of power outlets. You can use one in UK, Europe, USA/CN and Australia. All these different power plugs are foldable and retractable. Keep in mind that this travel charger doesn’t electrical input signal to a specific output current and voltage. In the output, you get the same voltage and current as in the input.
CoolingTech travel adapter is similar to LIANSING adapter. It has a universal power outlet and four different kinds of power plug so that you can use it worldwide. You can charge three devices at the same time – two USB devices and one device from AC power socket. A perfect gift for someone who loves to travel a lot.
10. Travel USB Uppel
Travel USB Uppel is one of our all-time favorite travel chargers as it’s super compact, stylish with a box type design. All four power plugs are foldable and retractable. One of the main features we loved is that Uppel feels very well made. You won’t be scared to plug it into the power outlet unlike maybe with other travel chargers that are made from cheaper plastic.
If most compact box like travel chargers offer only two USB ports then Zoppen International Travel Adapter offer four. This adapter features four power plugs for use in over 150 countries and is available in three colors: Black/White, Blue/White and Pink/White. The Zoppen features Surge Protection, Current stabilizer and short circuit prevention(using 6A fuse).
BESTEK Wall Charger is made for charging USB devices in different countries. It has four type power plugs where the US and AU plug is combined into one plug. The sleek black or white rectangle like design makes this travel charger ideal for business trips or just traveling abroad.
Just like most Travel Chargers on this article, also MOCREO Travel Adapter is equipped with four different plugs for international use. Remember that this is a plug adapter or a travel charger, not a current or voltage converter. Try to avoid using high power appliances through this adapter and check if your devices are compatible with a local electrical supply.
Insten Universal All in One Worldwide Travel Power Plug has two USB ports – one for IOS devices and another one for Android devices. It also has four power plugs. It’s very compact and lightweight making it ideal for traveling alone as it features only two USB ports and one universal power outlet.
ATECH all in One Universal Travel Adapter features two USB ports that can deliver a current of 2.1A for charging your devices and one universal power outlet. It has four different international power plugs so you can use it practically anywhere – Europe, United Kingdom, USA, China, Japan, Australia, Canada, Spain.
Keep in mind..
When using your travel charger, you have to keep in mind that most of them don’t convert electricity. This means the input signal is equal to the output signal. Travel charger or adapter only gives you the ability to use your devices with particular countries power outlets. Therefore you should never use high power appliances through your adapter as it may damage it and your device. Also, check that devices that you are going to charge or power are compatible with countries local electrical supply – voltage.
If you want to get yourself a Travel charger, there are few things to keep in mind. First, you have to know what power outlets you will need. Whether you’re going to travel here in the USA so you can stick with standard wall plug and all you need is USB outlets, or you’re going abroad where you might need a universal plug input and universal plugs.
Usually, these travel adapters are very affordable. They range from around 10-30$ so all you have to do is find the right fit. We advise getting a compact Travel Charger that has a universal worldwide power Plug and built-in USB ports. With such adapter, you can always charge your phone or camera directly from your adapter. Also, make sure you check supported voltage transformations before purchasing your Travel adapter. For example, if the input voltage is 220V, you can’t charge your 110V electronic devices.