When traveling to another country, you usually need a travel plug adapter because not all countries have the same outlet. A plug adapter fits into the country's outlet so your device's plug fits and receives power, so without one, you can't use your electronics.
Also, if you're traveling to multiple countries or want a simple solution, try a universal travel plug adapter that can work in up to 160 different countries. Perfect for a backpacking trip across Europe!
Be sure to check out our Global Electricity Guide
to see exactly which travel adapter you need for your country. Also, since the United States and Canada use 110-volt electricity versus others' 220-volts, the guide shows whether or not you'll need a voltage converter
so your electronics don't short out.
Lastly, try our guide to converters, transformers, and adapters
for everything you need to know about traveling with electronics abroad.