OneWorld OneAdaptr review: a travel adapter that helps you cruise along

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OneWorld PD – All-In-One world adapter review

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OneWorld PD travel adapter, at rest, and in action!

OneAdaptr OneWorld PD is a travel adapter that works in 150 countries. It has 3 USB-A ports, a USB-C port, and an AC charging port.

I like to travel light, and a good chunk of my packing space is taken up by my devices—usually phone, laptop, and iPad Pro though I sometimes carry a tablet with a screen to connect it to my laptop.

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Here you can see the overcurrent protector button.

Even worse, a lot of that baggage weight comes from the bulky chargers. At times I’ve forgotten a charger and ended up spending a lot to buy a new one, not to mention the time and inconvenience involved in that. So an international charging hub is an ideal solution–a space, weight, and moneysaver. The current (Feb. 2022) price, direct from OneAdaptr is $49.99.

Disclosure: I received a free sample from the company for review. 

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The OneWorld PD provides that central location to do it all. You can charge up to 5 devices at once, including a phone, laptop, tablet, plus things like hair dryers, steamers, irons, and all that other stuff that comes in handy for business or leisure travel.

It handles up to 10A continuous AC power consumption and automatically shuts down if there’s an overcurrent.

Features

10A grounded AC universal outlet (fully grounded)

BS8546-compliant

Overcurrent protection–a small button lets you reset the fuse

42W charging power

20V USB C PD charging port with QC 3.0, which can be used to charge a laptop (one USB-C charging port)

3 x Smart USB charging ports (USB-A)

Works in over 150 countries

Charge up to 5 devices at once

DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT

Size: W 54.5 x L 69.0 x H 67.0 mm / W 2.15 x L 2.72 x H 2.64 inch

Weight:  178.2 g / 6.29 oz

SPECIFICATIONS

Input: 100-240V
Output (USB-C PD): 30W max, 5V3a, 9V3a, 12V1.5a, 15V2a, 20V1.5a
Output (Smart USB): 5V2.4aOutput (AC): 100-240V @ 10A max.

 

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Product overview page with all the deets.

Although I can only test this in the U.S. at the moment, it works well for my USB-C, AC, and USB 2.0 devices. Its compact size and light weight make it really convenient. The design is clever and saves space. It was definitely a missing link in my gadgetry collection and I’m getting a lot of use out of it.

It’s a clever device and perfect for a jetsetter, business or leisure traveler, digital nomad, jetsetter, life in a small space, or just anyone who likes to save space and weight. It’s fun for efficiency-and-multitasking geeks. It’s ideal for work from home, as well asin a coffee shop, plane, bus, train, or coworking space–your seatmates/tablemates will love you for not hogging the outlets. You could even offer to charge their stuff.

COMPATIBLE DEVICES (USB)

MacBook/2018 MacBook Air with Retina Display/MacBook Pro (up to 30W), USB-C PD compatible laptop computers, iPad Pro/Air/Mini, iPhone X/8 Plus/8/7 Plus/7/6 Plus/6, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy Note 8, S9 Plus/S9/S8/S7/S6 and most smartphone, tablet and USB devices.

Here in the US, we use both 2-pin and 3-pin plugs, which are for grounding or earthing to protect devices from electrical shock. Luckily, this travel adapter lets you plug in a 2- or 3-pin plug. I had to push fairly hard to get the plug in, but it works fine. Whatever effort that took is more than made up for in not having to carry so many power bricks. 

As usual, it took almost overnight to charge my iPad Pro as on US power (using the Apple charger it came with), which is 120V. In Europe and Australia, things run at a clip of 220-240V, while in high-tech Japan they go at only 110V. Adapters don’t convert voltage, so the adapter doesn’t affect charging speed. 

You can charge up to 5 devices at once, whether they are USB-C, USB, or AC. With the ability to use this in 150 countries, I can’t wait to start traveling again.

Where to buy

You can see more info or get the adapter directly from OneAdaptr.

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