Review: RAGU International Travel Adapter with USB
If you’re a frequent traveler, road warrior, or whatever best to call it, being as nimble as possible is always the goal. That means packing small devices that pack in lots of functionality. The RAGU International Travel Adapter with USB is one of those devices.
Rated for an input of 100-250VAC 50-60HZ/400mA and an output of 5VDC, 3500mA, the adapter works in the US, UK, and EU (each selectable via switch), and related countries that use one of the same standards. While there’s no grounding or voltage conversion, most modern devices don’t need them. In any case, you can basically plug just about any plug type into the input and adapt it on the other side to just about whatever country or situation you might find yourself in.
On the side are three slider switches for US/AUS, UK, and EU plug types, respectively. Since US plugs are straight and AUS plugs are angled, you just need to perform a slight twist of the prongs to use them with the latter standard. A retract button on the opposite side helps you pull the selected plugs back in.
There are four USB ports, stacked in pairs. One side is rated for 2.1A and the other side is rated for 2.4A, the latter of which allows for more effective charging of larger devices like tablets or faster charging of other devices like smartphones. The only consideration when using multiple USB ports is not to overload the device with more than 1000W of power.
At a size of 1.85x2x2.68 in (47x51x68 mm) and a weight of 4 oz (116 g), this small device makes for a great, versatile travel companion.
– Styling is a bit hit or miss
– No grounding
A compact, versatile travel adapter that makes for a great value.
Thanks to RAGU for the review unit.