Plug Adapters

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  • Livermore, CA 800-669-8090

    Our plug adapters feature male and female ends, in styles including international, North American, Universal and IEC. We offer double output, single output and universal adapters as well as multiple tap and USB. Our company is proud to be on the leading edge of innovation with conservation of energy and our products reflect that. All of our products comply with regulations established with RoHS and REACH. To learn more visit our website today!

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  • Campbell, CA 888-788-4884, 408-871-7928

    We offer a broad variety of plug adapters including international plug adapters, IEC plug adapters and NEMA plug adapters. All of our plug adapters come high quality and fully molded with RoHS and REACH certifications. We offer both the two prong plug adapter and the three prong plug adapter for your convenience. Our well trained employees will be able to match you with the adapter you have been searching for. Contact our staff today to learn more!

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  • Joliet, IL 800-683-7228

    We strive to stay at the leading edge of innovation and our plug adaptors are proof of that! We have a dedicated research and development team that is committed to finding new technologies for our company. Our staff is available to help you find the product no matter what you need or when you need it, we are able to bring the product to you. Visit our website for more information or call our representatives today! We look forward to working with you!

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  • Oskaloosa, IA 800-662-2290

    We have been able to provide our customers with the plug adapters that they need because we stay on top of innovation and technology. Our adapters come in a variety of combinations and provide a convenient way to link cords from different countries to other cords that normally would not work without the adapter. Since opening our doors in July of 1975 we have been able to offer the products we know that our customers need. Get in touch with us by phone or email today!

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  • New Brunswick, NJ 732-249-2656

    For over 20 years, we at MEGA Electronics have been dedicated to providing customers with high quality products, top-notch customer service, and superior knowledge of our industry. We aim to design our products with detachable power connectors to ensure interchangeability and easy exporting. Call or visit our website and ask us what we can provide for you!

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Saving the Planet with Plug Adapter Take-Back Programs

Today’s electronic items use a wider variety of cords and plug adapters than ever. Hundreds of manufacturing companies may adapters for companies like Samsung, Apple, Microsoft, and others. Many companies create unlicensed adapters that have recently caused problems in the consumer market.

A few Apple knock-off adapters manufactured in China were responsible for electrocuting users.

In response to this issue, Apple and other electronic companies have created take-back programs for unused and unwanted adapters. The programs work by accepting any unused or unwanted adapters and disposing of them in an environmentally-responsible way in recycling centers and other safe disposal areas.

This plan helps eliminate electronic waste in landfills and other recycling centers around the world. The electronic disposal of products increases every day, and is poised to soon outweigh typical pollutants such as plastic. One of the most dangerous issues with disposing of electronic power cords in landfills is the content of the cords. Most adapters have batteries and other materials that can leech into the ground, nearby water, and even into other products surrounding the electronic adapter itself.

This poses a danger to the environment unlike others. By companies creating take-back programs, they are benefiting the environment and the safety of their customers around the world. Some companies are even offering discounts on new power adapters and cords with the disposal of unwanted models. This also benefits industrial factories by providing them with the recycled parts used in old adapters.

Plug Adapters

Plug adapters, also referred to as plug converters, are electrical devices that allow for plugs to connect to sockets that are otherwise incompatible to each other. The incompatibility lies in both the configuration, since if the electrical receptacle is not the same configuration as the plug, the plug will not fit, as well as in the voltage currents.

While plug adapters do not convert electricity, they can be paired with voltage converters that step voltage currents up or down to even out the electrical differences. Voltage converters are necessary because higher or lower voltage systems than electrical equipment are designed to function on will either overload the device or not give it enough power to function properly. However, with a voltage converter, if an individual from the US went on vacation to Europe, they would be able to use their hairdryer without worry even though Europe runs on a much higher voltage current than the US. As a result, plug adapters can be useful for a wide range of international and domestic applications in industries such as appliance, electronics, medical, construction, commercial, home entertainment, industrial and military.

Plug adapters can differ in terms of tensile strength, design, wire sizes, stranding and color coding of conductors, depending on the country they are designed for. However, at their most basic design, plug adapters consist of a socket and a plug. The socket enables the device requiring electricity to connect to the adapter, while the plug is configured to match the power source, usually a wall outlet. While some plug adapters are specifically configured to match one country to another, such as US to South Korea, universal plug adapters are available. Universal plug adapters have a socket that can accept plug configurations of almost any country in the world, although South Africa is often an exception. Some examples of different plug configurations are Italy, which has three tubular metal prongs of equal length in a straight line across the plug, and Argentina, which has three square metal prongs that are flat, of equal length and arranged in a triangular configuration on the plug. In addition, examples of different voltage systems would be Bulgaria, which has a standard voltage of 220, and Nicaragua, which has a standard voltage of 120. In light of the numerous different plug configurations and voltage systems, it is easy to see why plug adapters are a necessary product for an increasingly globalized world.

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