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Are there more specific terms than “適配器” which is the general word for “adapter”? What about “轉換器”?

various travel adapters

English speakers use a variety of terms to refer to these devices. Personally I find "travel adapter" pretty unambiguous and straightforward.

various travel adapters (image on Chinese internet)

  • I think what you are talking about maybe 插排 or 变压器,I am in China,and I can't see the pictures you put in the links.So I guess it. – Whhhhhhhhy Oct 20 '16 at 5:08
  • @Whhhhhhhhy: Link to similar image on Chinese internet. I think 变压器 might mean "transformer" and be used for devices that convert between 110 and 240 volts. Most travel adapters only convert the shape of the plug/socket since most modern devices accept either voltage and adapting voltage makes heavier and more expensive adapters. – hippietrail Oct 20 '16 at 5:30
  • @Whhhhhhhhy: 插排 seems to refer to what in English would be called a powerboard or powerstrip. For now I'm looking for the term that just converts a single outlet/plug but it's great to also know this term! – hippietrail Oct 20 '16 at 5:38
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    now I can see the picture,but I haven't use it before. – Whhhhhhhhy Oct 20 '16 at 6:09
  • It is called 插头转换器. – EmmaXL Oct 29 '16 at 10:53
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「转换插头」 just as printed on the picture you provided.

Or, less commonly, 「插座转换器」「电源插座转换器」, etc.

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  • I looked at so many pictures trying to find a good one that I didn't even get around to trying to work out the characters (-: – hippietrail Oct 20 '16 at 5:49
  • This worked perfectly by the way. I thought I lost my adapter at a cafe. I asked them if they had it and they understood my first attempt and pulled it out of a drawer for me (-: – hippietrail Oct 20 '16 at 8:41

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