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The History of the Electric Plug

Many people wonder why Europe and America have different outlets, which makes it exceedingly hard to travel internationally. In our last blog post, we learned that one of the reasons you have different electrical outlets while traveling internationally is due to the different voltage and currents that America uses versus Europe. Europe uses 220 voltage, while America uses 110 voltage for their outlets. So why isn't the voltage standardized? In our last blog, we learned that the two electric systems developed independently of one another. In this blog, we'll examine how the electric plug developed. ACUPWR makes a variety of travel power converters, some made specifically for appliances. We also make electrical transformers, plug adaptors, and voltage stabilizers. Our high-quality...

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The History of Different Electrical Currents

Traveling internationally is fun, exciting, and exhilarating. You have the opportunity to experience a whole other culture, and seemingly a whole other world. Everything will be new and exciting, and each day will be jammed packed full of activities. At the end of each day, you get to head to your hotel and rejuvenate for the next day. However, what you will quickly discover is that your electronics don't work with international plugs, which can pose a big problem to charge your cell phone, camera, and more.  ACUPWR makes a whole line of international voltage converters, including international plug adapters so that you can travel easily. We also offer power converters for appliances, global surge protectors, and voltage stabilizers. We...

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Practical Tips for Moving Abroad, Part 1

Moving to a new country is an incredible experience, but it can also be a challenge. ACUPWR is here to make sure your electronic appliances work no matter where you are in the world. We want to make every part of your move just as easy, which is why we’ve come up with these practical tips for moving abroad!  1. Learn About Your New Country Understanding the culture, history, and geography of your new home will help smooth out your move. You should also know what currency they use and how their government works. The best way to prepare yourself for your new life is to start learning the language and giving yourself a few months to practice. It may...

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