Jersey power adapters - what plugs are used in Jersey?

Jersey power outlet

What adapter do I need for Jersey?

Use a Type G plug adapter [9] for Jersey if the plug you wish to use doesn't fit into a Jersey power outlet.

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting Jersey all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to use with a Jersey power outlet. If you're not sure which voltage your device can use then read the section below on how can you tell if you have a single voltage or dual voltage device before going any further.

  • If you are from America travelling to Jersey you will need to use a plug adapter to fit a US plug into a Jersey power outlet. As the voltage is different in Jersey bring a power converter if your device or appliance isn't dual voltage and ensure that it is compatible with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and the plug fits in a Jersey power outlet then you can use it in Jersey.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but the plug doesn't fit in a Jersey power outlet then you'll need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Jersey such a Type G plug adapter [9]. A plug adapter for Jersey (or power adapter) only changes the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Jersey, but doesn't change the voltage from 230 volts to use with another voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage then you will also need a power converter for Jersey to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage on your device. You'll still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Jersey if the power converter doesn't have the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you simply need to power USB devices such as a tablet or cellphone then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should work with any voltage, but ensure that you choose a USB travel adapter which has a Type G plug adapter otherwise you will still need to pack a suitable plug adapter for Jersey.
  • Excess use of a phone during a vacation can leave you with a flat battery quickly, we recommend packing a portable charger [10] if you need to keep your phone battery or other devices charged throughout the day whilst visiting an unknown country.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts you run the potential risk of a blown fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Prior to using your device in Jersey please read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Jersey power adapters

Power adapters for Jersey

If packing for a trip to Jersey it can often be useful to know if you can use any important gadgets like cell phones or tablets when you get there. By not knowing which plug socket is used in Jersey you may pack the wrong power adaptor, therefore needing to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced charger when you need to recharge. Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Jersey. This page has links to step-by-step instructions showing you how to supply power to your devices when staying in Jersey using a standard 230 volt 50Hz G Type Jersey power outlet, with the Channel Islanders using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Power sockets will vary depending on which country you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Jersey?

The best power adapter for Jersey is a Type G plug adapter [9] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Jersey?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small and cheap plastic adapter which allows an electic outlet in Jersey to accept a different shaped power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Jersey?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Jersey power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you also need to bring a step down power converter for Jersey.

Do I need a power adapter for Jersey?

If the type of Jersey power outlet is different to the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Jersey if I'm from America?

If you are travelling from America then bring a power adapter for Jersey because an American plug won't fit in a Jersey power outlet, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Jersey if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents overheating or damage.

What does a power adapter for a Jersey power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Jersey by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Can a European plug work in Jersey?

As there are so many different types of power outlets in Europe there is a possibility that a power adapter that works in another territory in Europe doesn't fit in a Jersey power outlet.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Jersey?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Jersey?

Power adapters are typically available in most major airports prior to departure, however the range of adapters might be limited to popular destinations. It is recommended to research the exact type of adapter required prior to shopping at the airport. Look in the travel accessories section of airport newsagents, electronic stores and pharmacists but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices. Airports will be your last chance to buy a power adapter before departure, always check the returns policy to ensure you can easily exchange or refund a faulty or unsuitable product in an airside shop.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

Jersey power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Jersey?

Type G power outlet

What plug sockets are used in Jersey?

Type G power sockets are used in Jersey. You can recognise this plug outlet by the 3 vertical holes containing plastic shutters in a triangular configuration.

Do US plugs work in Jersey?

No - an American plug won't work in Jersey because it doesn't fit into a Jersey power outlet without the use of a power adapter. Also, the voltage is different so please use a power converter if your device isn't dual voltage and check that your appliance can work with a 50hz power outlet.

Is the voltage in Jersey the same as in the US?

The voltage from a Jersey power outlet is 230 volts, but 120 volts is used in the US. If your US power charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage then you will need to use a suitable power converter for a Jersey power outlet which allows a 120 volt American device to work in a 220-240 volt outlet.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Jersey?

Use a step down power converter if you wish to use a 110V appliance in Jersey.

Are plug sockets in Jersey the same as US?

An American plug won't fit in a Jersey power outlet so you will need to use a plug adapter for Jersey. Both the voltage and frequency are different so if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage you need to use a power converter for Jersey and check that it works with 50hz.

What electrical frequency is used in a Jersey power outlet?

The frequency in a Jersey power outlet is 50Hz.

Are electrical plugs in Jersey different in Europe?

Tourists in Europe

Are electrical plugs in Jersey different in Europe?

Various locations in Europe all use different voltages and power outlet types, with eight types of power outlets used in Europe (types C, D, E, F, G, J, K and L) you might find a plug which works with a Jersey power outlet might not function correctly in an outlet in another country. If you intend on visiting more than one destination in Europe it is advised to either bring a multiple power adapter travel set [13] consisting of different types of power adapters, or a more convenient international travel plug adapter [14] as both these options ensure that you are covered for all different power outlet types which you might find. When preparing to travel check this list of power outlets used throughout Europe to understand which power converters and adapters you will require during your trip.

Should I pack a portable charger for Jersey?

A power bank

Should I pack a portable charger for Jersey?

It is always advisable to pack a power bank to recharge mobile phones whilst travelling.

  • With many people being offline can cause stress, particularly when being relied upon when travelling. Whilst travelling to Jersey increased use of smart phones for taking pictures, storing itineraries, sat nav, social network sharing and playing games will drain the power more excessively than normal. As well as the inconvenience of missed photograph opportunities this could possibly leave you in an unknown location without adequate power to make an emergency call or being able to use a satellite navigation app to find your way back to accommodation.
  • Packing a power bank [10] for Jersey eases those concerns as it means you can recharge your cell phone without using a phone charger.
  • We recommend using at least a 10,000mAh power bank [10] which will store enough power to cover over 3 full days of mobile phone use and a 20,000mAh portable charger [17] should keep a typical smart phone charged for almost seven days depending on the usage and model of the phone.
  • As long as your laptop supports USB-C charging then bringing a portable charger for a laptop [18] marked with PD (power delivery) that supplies 20Wh or more can be used to recharge the laptop in Jersey.
  • Before travelling please note that some airlines prohibit power banks on an aircraft that supply 100Wh of power or more and must not be kept in the hold.
  • Consumer portable chargers won't work with high wattage items, but a rechargeable hair dryer [15] or gas hair straighteners [16] are designed for travelling.
Do solar battery chargers work in Jersey?

Backpack with integrated solar panel

Do solar battery chargers work in Jersey?

The climate in Jersey could be suitable for a solar power bank [20], however is likely to take time to recharge. The reduced surface area of the cells means a solar power bank will need to be left in powerful daylight for an extended period of time in order to provide enough energy for a single charge cycle, and this might prove inconvenient to continually pack and unpack a solar power bank then wait for it to recharge between cloud cover.

  • The bigger cells found on a solar backpack [19] will give the bag the ability to create more electricity within a faster period of time, and might still generate a smaller charge during overcast weather.
  • A phone which has been plugged directly into the USB port of a solar backpack will gradually top up the battery during sunny spells in Jersey, but this might prove inconvenient to have the phone continually connected in the bag should it be used frequently. Unlike a small solar power bank which requires unpacking facing the sunlight, a solar bag is continually exposed to daylight therefore can be topping up a power bank [10] throughout the day.
  • A bag that is suitable for Jersey should have a solar cell efficiency of 22% or greater, be able to generate at least 6 watts of power and includes a compatible power bank of 10,000mAH or stronger.
  • Solar bags are found in rucksack, laptop messenger and backpack styles making them perfect for work, domestic and travel use.
  • The durable and flexible solar cells used in solar powered bags are made to survive bending and scratching, unlike normal rigid solar panels.

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Jersey chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

What USB charger do I need for Jersey?

If you are travelling with more than one device the best international travel adapter for Jersey is a multiple USB adapter which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [2]. Because these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable plugs and handle from 100 volts - 240 volts it makes them ideal for over 100 countries around the world just by switching the supplied plugs over. If your device can support Fast Charge (not all USB devices will) then you will benefit from faster charging times by using one of these types of travel chargers, and compatibility with certain power hungry devices. This means you can charge more than one device at once without needing to bring seperate travel adapters for your Jersey trip. By only needing a single USB travel charger will help keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand luggage and on hand for recharging your devices at an airport or on the flight. Due to their space saving flexibility these types of travel chargers can be used when back at home so when you're not on holiday they can be used under your bedside table charging multiple phones and tablets without needing an additional plug socket.

If you travel to Jersey we suggest searching for this type of flexible power adapter online; the multipurpose power adapter illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [2] which has been tested successfully for powering multiple USB devices in numerous countries around the world with perfect reliably.

What USB charger do I need for Jersey?

Why use a travel USB charger for Jersey?

  • Most travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you now only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. Instead of bringing 4 individual power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger to power up to 4 devices, thereby cutting down on the weight and size of your baggage.
  • Most travel USB power chargers should include interchangeable plug heads for various regions making them ideal when visiting different countries across Europe which will probably use different outlets to Jersey.
  • A good power charger is lightweight, compact and rugged - perfect for rigors of travel instead of than risking bringing a domestic charger which could be hard to repair or replace in Jersey.
  • USB chargers will accept both the 230 volt power outlets in Jersey along with different voltage standards in other countries.
  • It is possible that hotel bedrooms or accommodation in Jersey only have a single power outlet, by using a travel charger with multiple USB ports means you can share the single power supply with all your devices rather than waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Because of their versatile nature they take the uncertainty out of visiting an unknown country as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere around the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports are often sparse and demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets from other passengers before a flight can be high, therefore a USB charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is ideal.
  • Sometimes the power grid in a country can be unstable, a quality travel charger allows for unexpected spikes and prevents damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded mobile phone or tablet in Jersey might prove to be problematic and costly.
  • Larger USB chargers will also feature a power outlet strip to use multiple low powered domestic appliances such as laptops, however these are unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Read our guide on using travel appliances in Jersey for useful advice on the best power adapter for a Jersey power outlet for high wattage devices.
  • Certain cellphones and tablets could pull more than the usual 500 milliamps supplied by a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. More expensive USB travel chargers will support fast charging should some of your devices need additional power.
  • On back at home travel USB power chargers can also be used by recharging multiple mobile phones and tablets on an overnight basis using one power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Jersey?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world who only have USB devices, but for visitors also wishing to use their domestic plugs these power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial when visiting regions with unreliable or unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering Continental Europe, America, Australia, United Kingdom, Japan, China and over 150 destinations:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power converter for travellers originating from North America visiting Jersey using type B American plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Also having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much cheaper alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers a more flexible 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it ideal for a majority of travellers from around the world visiting Jersey.

Power converters for Jersey

What is a power converter for Jersey?

Power converters allow travellers to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electrical device with a 230 volt Jersey power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a power converter and a power adapter for Jersey?

A heavy and bulky power converter [21] will convert a 230 volt Jersey power outlet to work with a non-230 volt appliance, but a more lightweight and cheaper power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to fit into a power outlet found in Jersey.

Do I need a power converter for Jersey?

If you are visiting Jersey from another country check that the device can be used with a 230 volt power supply.

  • You need a step down power converter [22] if you are travelling from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your device or appliance is incompatible with 230 volts. Read the list of world power outlets guide to see which voltage your country uses.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you already own either a 230 volt single voltage device or one that is dual voltage.
  • Typically, devices designed for a lower voltage (for example 110 volts) and then used with 230 volts run the risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device.
  • You shouldn't need a converter if you are attempting to charge a smaller electrical device such as a tablet or mobile phone as these are typically support dual voltage and designed for international use, but you should always always check the device for dual voltage support prior to your journey.
  • For powering appliances which draw more power or generate heat (such as hair straighteners and clothes irons) then you will need to use a bulkier higher wattage heavy duty power converter [6].
  • It could be more cost effective to use a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance than carrying a heavier high wattage power converter just to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • Read these comprehensive guides on how to use curling irons, clothes irons, hair dryers and hair straighteners in Jersey power outlets , along with guides for affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Will I need a power converter if I'm travelling to Jersey from America?

The 230 volts from a plug outlet in Jersey is different to a US outlet, therefore bring a step down power converter if your charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage.

What kind of converter do I need for Jersey?

You need to use a step down power converter [22] to use any 100-120 volt appliance in Jersey.

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [22] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt Jersey power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Jersey before plugging that into a Jersey power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 230 volt Jersey power outlet.
What is the difference between a power transformer and a converter?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a power transformer and a converter?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.

What voltage does Jersey use?

Jersey uses 230 volts in their standard power outlets.

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage device?

Single voltage hair dryer

How can I tell if I have a dual voltage device?

The easiest way to see if your device is single voltage or dual voltage is to look for either a sticker or numbers printed on the power adapter, or on the device itself, typically on the rear or near to where the power cord sits. The location might vary depending on the make and model of your unit and should also state on the box or in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices might have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices could also say a small voltage range (20 volts difference) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will say a larger voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

What can I connect to a Jersey power outlet

Travel appliances that can connect to a Jersey power outlet

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Mobile phones which can be connected to the Jersey power outlet

Apple iPhones that can connect to the Jersey power outlet

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A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a Jersey power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Jersey, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets [23].

See also

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jersey - Jersey Wikipedia page.
  2. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  3. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage.
  5. Dual voltage travel hair dryer - Folding handle hair dryer with dual voltage suitable for international travel.
  6. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors.
  7. Dual voltage travel hair straighteners - Hair straighteners with adjustable temperature and dual voltage for 110 volts and 220 volts suitable for international travel.
  8. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  9. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  10. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go.
  11. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  12. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  13. Multiple power adapter travel set - international travel plug adapter set .
  14. Portable international travel plug adapter - AC Wall Charger with 2 USB sockets and outlets for US, UK, Australia and European power plugs which works in over 150 countries.
  15. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered blow dryer suitable for travelling.
  16. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges.
  17. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days.
  18. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support.
  19. Solar backpack - A solar backpack will charge USB devices or an internal power bank when left in sunlight.
  20. Solar power bank - Portable power bank with solar cells which can recharge when placed in sunlight and power any USB powered device.
  21. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts.
  22. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet.
  23. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets