What Electrical Travel Items You 100% Must Take?

Packing for your getaway trip can be exciting yet complicated. In fact, it is considered to be the most important process before starting your journey to your dream destination. Whether or not the trip you have planned is going to turn out great, it is more or less dependent on how prepared you are for your journey. Filtering out unnecessary items and organising them properly is essential. More importantly, to become more effective, it is crucial to consider which electrical appliances to bring in order to enhance the quality of your trip. 

Here, we have made a list of electrical appliances that are life-saver’s for today’s travellers that may as well solve any problems that you may encounter during your trip.

Compact Hair Dryer

If you are constantly traveling for work or events, a mini-size compact hair dryer that can fit in your carry on luggage can completely change your life. It can reduce the risk of going out for meetings or important events with wet hair. Nothing can go wrong with being well prepared. 

Typically, some electronic devices are designed to be used in different countries. This means they will be labeled as dual voltage which is safe to be used at home or when travelling. There are different types of power outlets and voltages around the world, so make sure you always bring an electrical adapter and voltage converter with you. 

Portable Charger

Travelling can be much easier nowadays where everything you need to know can be searched from your device and contacting people can be a lot easier. However, it can be incredibly frustrating when the battery of your device starts to run out. Carrying travel size portable chargers as a backup plan can become very handy in situations like this. However, be aware that you should always carry them with you or put them in carry on bags only. Do not put them inside your check-in luggage. 

Portable Speaker

Effortlessly listen to music anywhere and anytime with a portable speaker. Because of its light weight and small portable size, you can easily carry them anywhere and they do not take up a lot of space in your suitcase as well. Whether you are travelling alone or with friends, music highly enhances the positive mood on your trip. 

Mini Portable Charging Station

The more electronic devices you carry, the more plugs and outlets are required when charging the devices. A portable charging station draws power from a single wall outlet to several USB ports that allows you to charge multiple devices all at once. It is very convenient and perfect for travelling where it is impossible to predict the number of outlets your hotel room may have.  

Electrical Adapter

Most importantly, to ensure the safety of your journey, it is crucial to bring an electrical adapter along with you to any part of the world. It is important to be aware that there are a variety of different types of power outlets and voltages across the world. 

Electrical adapters allow you to plug in your electrical appliances into walls with different sockets. As not every country has the same type of plugs, it is recommended that you use an international adapter. Moreover, it is always a better idea to purchase your adapter beforehand. Since the price of adapters that are sold within airports can be overly exceeding the average price, it is also not guaranteed that they have the particular adapter that you need for your destination.

Travel Converter

Electrical portable adapters may enable you to fit your appliances into the power socket, however, what you are unable to see is the amount of voltage produced from the socket. High voltage from the power outlet that does not comply with your electrical appliances may cause burning smells or break entirely. Therefore, it is important to do research on the standard voltages of your destination and bring the corresponding voltage converter. 

Remember that safety is the first priority. Unorganised planning and lack of research may end up negatively impacting your trip. Be prepared and be aware that there is a risk every time you plug in your appliances. 

At Northern Lights Lighting and Electrical, safety is our first priority, with our team of fully trained and licensed electricians specialising in a range of electrical services. From tv aerial installation to installing power sockets, we have the expertise to safely and professionally install and repair electrical services and appliances for your home. We are residential electricians in Auckland with 20 years of experience in the industry and we are confident in providing comprehensive solutions for all customers. Learn more about our services and contact our Auckland electricians now. Call us on 0800 177 275 or enquire online.

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