Here’s a simple tip by photographer Benjamin Von Wong for traveling abroad: you can make recharging your devices overseas a breeze by building a charging station using a single power adapter and your own power strip.
“Belkin Mini Surge Protector Dual USB Charger” – No cables, the plug rotates for those tricky, hard to reach power outlets in some hotels and has two USB ports on top for charging. It even comes with a plastic cover for the metal plug so you can toss it in your camera bag without worrying about scratching anything.
Careful doing this. I blew up (3) standard U.S. 120v surge protectors before I finally found one that would smoke when I plugged it into EUR 240v. While in theory it works, too many cheap surge protectors are poorly made. That said, I bet it works really well going the other direction.
I bring an “Outlets to Go” strip by Monster with me everywhere I travel and to weddings. Make a new friend at the airport and hotel power plugs are always hard to come by when you’ve got camera batteries everywhere after a day of shooting. The plug folds into itself so no dangling cords. The only “problem” is that it is grounded so you may need converters overseas.
Except that it doesn’t work with anything but 120v AC.
I always drive with the top down
i wouldn’t trust this. his hair looks like he’s been electrocuted a few too many times.
This is standard practice for a lot of regular travellers
I do this too – makes keeping your devices charged way easier.