Tip: Bring Your Own Power Strip When Traveling Abroad

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.

(via DYIP)

  • John Milleker

    “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.

  • CJ

    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.

  • CJ


  • Zachary Long

    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.

  • Daniel Austin Hoherd

    Except that it doesn’t work with anything but 120v AC.

  • lloyd

    I always drive with the top down

  • amorasin

    i wouldn’t trust this. his hair looks like he’s been electrocuted a few too many times.

  • Benicio Murray

    This is standard practice for a lot of regular travellers

  • Nick Nieto

    I do this too – makes keeping your devices charged way easier.