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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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Why in The World Are There So Many Different Plugs?

If you like to travel, you probably have a few international power converters lying around. It seems like almost every country has their own electric plugs and voltage limitations. Leave the dangerous Chinese-made converters in your online shopping cart and make the better choice. ACUPWR is here to provide you with safe, effective voltage transformers and plug converters to protect all your electronics, no matter where you are in the world. The real question, though, is why do we need international voltage transformers and plug converters? A War for Power It starts with the dawn of electricity. Thomas Edison, commonly known as the inventor of the light bulb, was the first person to effectively harness electricity for household use. He...

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