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Your first link doesn't work, but the second one is just a passive adapter.

 

There's no electrical conversion going on there, it's just pieces of metal that adapt different shaped plugs to your outlets.

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Technically you're converting one type of plug to another, so it is a conversion but I get what you mean as well. @Needfuldoer

 

@avidgamer121 and yes, the first link doesn't work but from the link's text* I could say there is no difference which one you buy. It's just a plug.

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19 minutes ago, Jon-Slow said:

Technically you're converting one type of plug to another, so it is a conversion but I get what you mean as well. @Needfuldoer

The plug is not being converted at all. The socket shape is still the socket shape. You're just putting something in front of it (i.e. adapting). If you were ripping it apart and literally replacing the socket, then yes it's been converted.

 

You're correct in plain casual English, like how irregardless is accepted, but it's also worth knowing the nuances of why "adapting" and "converting" is different.

 

For example, a lens adapter/converter is both things. The adapter is what makes Lens Mount A fit onto Camera body B, but the converter is the optics (and contact pads) inside that make it work 1:1 between brands.

 

Electrical adapter changes the shape of 1 region plug to another region.

Electrical converter has to actually alter the volts and frequency.

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What everyone else said.

 

Also, what is your use case?  I've traveled internationally and only ever need the 2nd type since most power bricks and phone chargers work with either 110 or 220.

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