UK to USA plug adapters?

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Check eBay for UK to US plug adapters. Or, head to the nearest large pharmacy located by an airport. They're likely going to have them too. Perfect for UK tourists who need to change up their phones.
 

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A UK to US plug adaptor won't change the voltage from 240v to 110v, it will only allow a UK 3 pin plug plug into a US socket.

Check the voltage range displayed on the charger, some accwept 100-240v, if your charger isn't acceptable then the easiest route would be to buy a 110v charger with the same amps output along with the same type of connector.
 

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A UK to US plug adaptor won't change the voltage from 240v to 110v, it will only allow a UK 3 pin plug plug into a US socket.

Check the voltage range displayed on the charger, some accwept 100-240v, if your charger isn't acceptable then the easiest route would be to buy a 110v charger with the same amps output along with the same type of connector.
If it's this charger, looks like all it needs is a US AC-side cord.
 

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most of electronics today 100-240v, so a converter often is not necessary, just a plug adapter, amazon is full of them around 10 bucks, or one can simply cut off uk plug and splice a us plug. those are also available in any hardware store.
 

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wall wart as they say
 

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wall wart as they say
Just like I thought, 100-240, no converter needed. just cut the uk plug off and splice a usa plug, uk plugs are sometimes polarized too, a prong that has a plastic half way is neutral, our neutral is wider prong.
 
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One of these travel adapters will work.

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Yup, like I mentioned above, there's got to be adapters avalable for it.
Got to keep those UK tourists happy.
How long has it been since British Pounds overtook the Dollar? About 20 years now? Those who can afford to travel come to America, usually to major cities, buy up luxury goods during their vacation. Taking full advantage of the conversion rates.
 

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Yup, like I mentioned above, there's got to be adapters avalable for it.
Got to keep those UK tourists happy.
How long has it been since British Pounds overtook the Dollar? About 20 years now? Those who can afford to travel come to America, usually to major cities, buy up luxury goods during their vacation. Taking full advantage of the conversion rates.
I recall when it was $2.00 to the pound! Unfortunately the pound sterling, which was running at $1.71/£1.00 and 1.44€/£1.00 back in July 2015, took a nose dive once Brexit was mentioned and dropped even further when it was voted through! It's currently about $1.26/£1.00 and 1.16€/£1.00.
 

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I recall when it was $2.00 to the pound! Unfortunately the pound sterling, which was running at $1.71/£1.00 and 1.44€/£1.00 back in July 2015, took a nose dive once Brexit was mentioned and dropped even further when it was voted through! It's currently about $1.26/£1.00 and 1.16€/£1.00.
Won't lie, as an American; that new conversion rate makes me feel better.
Plus, England was expected to financially rescue financially struggling fellow members of the E.U. (such as Greece). Not leaving the E.U. would have dangerously plummeted the worth of the Pound far worse! All of a sudden, European-wide Socialism doesn't look so attractive when you're the one expected to pay everyone else's bills.

But since I'm dangerously close to Underground territory, I'm going to pull up; and that's all I'll say about that.
 

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I didn't agree with the Brexit but I did step up my UK purchases since then. It was 2USD to 1 GBP in 2007 then to 1.5 USD to 1 GBP and post Brexit 1.31 to 1 GBP. I don't know what it is now but when I tried exchanging pound notes at my Bank it was impossible to do so.

With my new bank I can use a bank card to do foreign currency or a wire transfer. When British sellers aren't using common American marketplaces to sell their goods.

With how I got this light the price doubled. I sometimes pay more in shipping than an article costs but thats ok. I really like English goods.
 

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IDK man, when i worked as an auto mechanic, British cars, especially jaguars were the least reliable cars, pita \ to work on too. there was a joke, how do you solve a jaguars' powertrain issues, you swap a small block v8 in it.
 

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