I am taking a 24 day trip to Italy which involves us staying at 9 different Hotels in various locations throughout the country, and I am looking to see which Travel Plug Adapter I should purchase.
I have already done a fair share of research on the subject and which travel adapter is going to work best for me, and according to my findings it would seem that the Type C Adapter is what will work best. However, I don't really know for sure, and I was hoping to get some information from other people that have been there many times before to see what they thought would be best, but here is my reasoning for why I think a Type C Adapter might be the best choice.
According to a few Electrical websites the Type C will work in all type C, type E, type F, type H, and some Type L Outlets, where as the Type L will only work with Type L outlets, and after reading some reports by other people who have traveled to Italy, it seems to be not that uncommon to still find some locations with older Type C outlets. In which case the Type L would be unusable. So, really the only advantage to the Type L Adapter would be that it offers a ground wire. However, I was giving that some thought and the 2 electronics I will be bringing are an I Pad and Camera both of which contain built in Dual Voltage converters for 110V -220V, so I am okay there. However, they both also have a standard 2 prong Type A Plug, which means the devices are not going to be grounded even if I was to plug it into a Type L Adapter that is grounded through a Type L Outlet. So, in other words the grounding of the Adapter offers the device in this case no benefit or protection, and given the higher possibility of the Type C Adapter fitting in more Outlets it seems like it would be the clear choice to take on my trip to Italy over the Type L Adapter.
However, it does state on these sites that the Type C only works in some Type L Outlets and perhaps the more common type L Outlet (which could be the most frequently used in Italy for all I know) is not the type to be compatible with the Type C Adapter, in which case I would have just purchased a piece of junk.
So, any advice that can be given on the subject would be greatly appreciated. Also, if there is a specific brand or product that people really liked I would like to hear about that as well. I found this one online at Amazon that allows you to plug two things into one adapter and it has pretty good reviews the only thing that makes me nervous is that despite it stating it is a Type C Adapter it makes no mention to Italy as being a country where it can be used. So, once again any thoughts are appreciated.