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

Power adapters for The Cook Islands

If you are organizing a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electronics that you are bringing with you. But by not knowing which power socket to expect you may pack the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive power adaptor on arrival. Various combinations of voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in The Cook Islands. This page has links to useful instructions telling you how to power your devices when you're travelling to The Cook Islands by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. Most power adapters will vary from country to country therefore we recommend that you read our WikiConnections world power adapters guide for a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for The Cook Islands?

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

What is the best power adapter for The Cook Islands?

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

A power adapter for The Cook Islands is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from another country to 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?

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

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

If you are visiting from the US you will need to use a power adapter for The Cook Islands because American plugs won't physically fit in a Cook Islands power outlet, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for The Cook Islands if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

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

A power adapter for The Cook Islands allows a visitor from a different location to use electrical appliances in The Cook Islands by changing the shape of the plug to fit the power socket.

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

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Cook Islands power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter for The Cook Islands along with the right power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for The Cook Islands in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for The Cook Islands in the US

The Cook Islands to US power adapters will most likely be available in most major US International 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 such as Hudson News or Brookstone, but expect to pay 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.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street electrical stores such as Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Home Depot or Fry's normally sell a limited range of travel adapters to popular locations but for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

Where to buy a power adapter in The Cook Islands

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in The Cook Islands

On arrival power adapters could 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.

  1. Wikipedia - Cook Islands Wikipedia page.
  2. Type I plug adapter - Type I plug adapters use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, estimated price between $10 to $15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor