If you’ve ever visited another country you no doubt know that powering your devices can be a challenge. Unfortunately, there is no universally adopted power configuration, meaning that you’ll definitely need to invest in a power adapter at some point.
With so many options available, how do you make sure you’re choosing the right one? Today, we are reviewing the Passport Pro, a new travel adapter by Zendure.
Whenever I travel I’m always faced with the problem of figuring out what power is being used in the country or countries I’m visiting. I tend to take quite a few devices these days that require regular charging including a laptop, phone, camera, drone, power bank, GoPro, and electric shaver.
I have a few different travel adapters that I use, mostly cheap ones that are very limited and take up a lot of space yet power only a single device at a time. The Passport Pro’s multiple USB ports allow me to charge nearly all my devices at the same time which is great.
Some of the main issues I’ve found with these types of devices are that the pins can be loose in the socket and the weight of the adapter can often pull out from the wall. The Passport Pro has a slim design that definitely goes a long way toward solving this problem.
68mm x 49mm x 66mm
100-250V/AC 50/60Hz 10A Max (1000W/100V or 2500V/250V)
3 standard ports and 1 USB-C port
- Compact and lightweight universal power adapter with US, UK, EU, and AU plugs
- 3 poles for grounded safety
- Resettable fuse for power surges
- Passport Pro can accept type A, B, C, E, F, G, I, J, N, and O pin configurations which makes it useable in over 200 countries (see image below)
- A separate detactable Europe adapter which is great for those deeper plug types
- Charge 5 devices simultaneously (4 USB + 1 AC outlet)
- Up to 70% faster charging than other power adapters
- Convenient positioning of the ports below the plug to avoid lateral weight distribution
- 3 slider buttons make it easy to switch between the different plug types
- The baby-proof safety shield makes it difficult for kids to stick something in the socket and potentially get shocked
What Could be Improved?
My first gripe is something that unfortunately cannot be avoided due to the nature of the device but I really wish there was some way to make these power adapters even smaller (or for the world to adopt a central pin configuration). This is one of the sleeker adapters I’ve found, yet it is still like carrying a small block in your pack which is never fun.
While the Passport Pro can be used in over 200 countries, I found it to be lacking a couple of important pin configurations. The ungrounded 2 pin plug is still somewhat common in older hotels and homes in the United States and also Australia though this is a safety issue. Zendure has chosen a safety first stance which I appreciate.
With a wonderful form factor this is perfect for powering multiple devices during your travels. Just be prepared to pay a little more due to the fast charging and safety this device provides.
Grab yours on Kickstarter