The Cook Islands adapters - What adapter do I need for The Cook Islands?

Power adapters for The Cook Islands

When organizing a holiday it can often be helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any common electrical devices that you are bringing with you. Without knowing which power socket to expect you are likely to bring the wrong adaptor, meaning having to purchase a suitable power adaptor when you're there. Various combinations of voltages and standards can all be daunting when planning on visiting another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in The Cook Islands. This page contains links to instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're visiting The Cook Islands by using the 240 volt 50Hz Type I power supply. Most power adapters will vary regionally therefore we recommend that you read our Wiki Connections world power adapters list for a complete list showing charging devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for The Cook Islands?

The best power adapter for The Cook Islands is a Type I plug adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 240 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for The Cook Islands?

What is a power adapter for a Cook Islands power outlet?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a different shaped power plug from a different region to easily fit into a Cook Islands power outlet.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [3].

Do I need a power adapter in The Cook Islands?

This will depend on the type of plug you want to use and the location you are travelling from.

Do I need a plug adapter for The Cook Islands if I'm from the US?

If you are travelling from the US you will need to bring a power adapter for The Cook Islands because US plugs won't fit in a Cook Islands power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for The Cook Islands to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

What does a power adapter for a Cook Islands power outlet do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from another country to use their own electronic devices in The Cook Islands simply by adapting the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in The Cook Islands?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Cook Islands power outlet and doesn't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a step down power converter for The Cook Islands along with the right adapter.

Where can I buy a power adapter for The Cook Islands?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for The Cook Islands?

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.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cook_Islands - Cook Islands Wikipedia page.
  2. Type I plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type I power outlets without converting voltage.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor