Falkland Islands power adapters - what plugs are used in Falkland Islands?

Falkland Islands power outlet

What adapter do I need for Falkland Islands?

Use a Type G plug adapter [3] for Falkland Islands if the plug you intend on using won't fit in a Falkland Islands power outlet.

The type of plug adapter, converter or charger that's needed when visiting Falkland Islands all depends on the voltage and type of device that you're attempting to use in a Falkland Islands power outlet. If you don't know what voltage your device can use then read the section on how can you tell if you have a dual voltage device first.

  • If you're travelling to Falkland Islands from the US then you will need to use a power adapter to fit a US plug into a Falkland Islands power outlet. Because the voltage is different in Falkland Islands bring a power converter for Falkland Islands if your device or appliance isn't dual voltage and check that it is compatible with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device is 240 volts or is dual voltage and your plug fits in a Falkland Islands power outlet then you can use it in Falkland Islands without needing anything else.
  • If your device is 240 volts or is dual voltage but the plug doesn't fit in a Falkland Islands power outlet you'll need a suitable plug adapter for Falkland Islands such a Type G plug adapter [3]. Be aware that a plug adapter for Falkland Islands (or power adapter) is designed to change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Falkland Islands, but but is unable to change the voltage from 240 volts to a different voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 240 volts and isn't dual voltage you will also need a power converter for Falkland Islands to convert the voltage from 240 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Falkland Islands if your power converter doesn't include the correct Type G plug adapter.
  • If you need to charge USB devices such as a mobile phone or tablet then a USB travel power adapter is recommended and it should be dual voltage, however ensure that you choose to bring a USB travel adapter which has a Type G plug adapter otherwise you'll still need to bring along a suitable plug adapter for Falkland Islands.
  • Excessive use of a cellphone during a vacation could put an additional demand on the battery, we suggest bringing a power bank [4] if you wish to recharge your cellphone battery or other USB powered devices whilst visiting an unfamiliar location.

Warning: If your device won't handle the 240 volts used in Falkland Islands you run the risk of blowing a fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard. Before attempting to use your device in Falkland Islands please check the instruction manual to ensure safe operation.

Falkland Islands power adapters

Power adapters for Falkland Islands

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can all cause confusion when planning to stay in a different country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Falkland Islands. This page has links to useful instructions demonstrating exactly how to power your devices when you are visiting Falkland Islands using their 240 volt 50Hz Type G Falkland Islands wall outlet, with the Falkland Islanders using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. You'll discover power adapters vary from region to region so please read the World power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Falkland Islands?

The best power adapter for Falkland Islands is a Type G power adapter [3] which allows you to use any 240 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Falkland Islands?

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

Power adapters are small and cheap plastic adapters which permit a different shaped power plug from a foreign region to easily fit into a power outlet in Falkland Islands.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor [5].

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Falkland Islands?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet and doesn't convert to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Falkland Islands along with the correct adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Falkland Islands?

If the power plug you are using is different to the shape of the Falkland Islands power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Falkland Islands if I'm from the US?

A US plug won't physically fit into a Falkland Islands power outlet so you will need to use a power adapter for Falkland Islands, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Falkland Islands if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows visitors travelling from another location to use their own electrical devices in Falkland Islands by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Falkland Islands power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Falkland Islands?

Type G power outlet

What plug sockets are used in Falkland Islands?

The type of power outlet used in Falkland Islands is type G. The power outlet, also called a type G power outlet, looks like three slots with shutters forming a triangular shape.

Do US plugs work in Falkland Islands?

No; a US plug won't work in Falkland Islands because it can't fit into a Falkland Islands power outlet without using a power adapter. The voltage is different therefore please use a power converter for Falkland Islands if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage and check that your device or appliance is compatible with a 50hz power outlet.

Is the voltage in Falkland Islands the same as the US?

The voltage in Falkland Islands is 240 volts, but 120 volts is used in America. If your US charger or appliance won't handle dual voltage then you will need use a suitable power converter for Falkland Islands which allows a 120 volt American appliance to work in a 240 volt outlet.

Are electrical outlets in Falkland Islands the same as in the US?

A US plug won't fit in a Falkland Islands power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for Falkland Islands. 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 Falkland Islands and check that it works with a 50hz power outlet.

How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Falkland Islands?

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

What electrical frequency is used in Falkland Islands?

The frequency of the current in a Falkland Islands power outlet is 50Hz.

Do I need a power bank for Falkland Islands?

A power bank

Do I need a power bank for Falkland Islands?

It is always advisable to bring a power bank to recharge their cell phone and other USB powered devices whilst on a trip.

  • During a trip to Falkland Islands increased reliance on smart phones for taking photographs, storing itineraries, social networks, sat nav and streaming videos could drain the batteries more excessively than normal. Beyond the inconvenience of missing photograph opportunities this could potentially leave you without adequate power to make an emergency call or being able to use a GPS app to find your way back to accommodation or hotel. By packing a portable charger [4] lowers the risk as it means you can keep your smart phone powered on the go.
  • Bring at least a 10,000mAh power bank [4] which will supply enough power to power around 3 full charges whilst a 20,000mAh portable charger [9] should keep an average smart phone powered for almost 7 days depending on the usage and model of the phone.
  • Providing that your laptop supports USB-C charging then a portable charger for a laptop [10] marked with PD (power delivery) that supplies at least 20Wh can be used to extend the battery life of that laptop. Be aware that some airlines prohibit portable chargers on an aircraft that supply 100 Wh of power or more and must be kept in carry-on luggage only.
  • Average consumer power banks aren't designed for use with high wattage items, although a rechargeable hair dryer [7] or gas hair straighteners [8] are available for travelling.
Will a solar charger work in Falkland Islands?

Solar backpack in the sun

Will a solar charger work in Falkland Islands?

The sunlight in Falkland Islands could be suitable conditions for a solar power bank [12], however could take time to charge. The reduced surface area of the cells means a solar power bank needs to be left in strong daylight for extended periods of time to provide enough energy for a single charge, and this might prove inconvenient to constantly pack and unpack a solar power bank then wait for it to recharge in sunny spells.

  • The larger durable solar cells used on a solar backpack [11] give the bag the ability to generate more power within a shorter period of time, and could still generate a smaller charge when cloudy.
  • A device that is directly plugged into a USB port of a backpack will gradually charge the power during sunny spells in Falkland Islands, but might prove inconvenient to have a phone constantly tethered to the bag if it is to be used constantly. A backback with solar cells is continually exposed to sunlight so could be charging a power bank [4] throughout the day, unlike a small solar power bank that needs unpacking facing sunlight.
  • A solar bag that is suitable for Falkland Islands needs to have a solar cell efficiency of 22% or greater, can generate a minimum of 6 watts of power and be used with a 10,000mAH power bank or greater.
  • They are found in backpack, messenger and rucksack styles making them perfect for work, domestic and travel. The flexible and durable panels used in solar powered bags are designed to endure scratching and bending, unlike regular rigid solar cells.

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Falkland Islands 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 Falkland Islands?

If travelling with more than one device or visiting multiple countries then the best international travel power adapter for Falkland Islands is a multiple USB charger which includes swappable plugs such as a 4 port USB travel charger [13].

As these types of chargers are supplied with interchangeable pins and handle 100 volts to 240 volts will mean that you can travel to multiple countries around the world simply by changing the supplied heads over. If your device is compatible with Fast Charge (note not all USB devices do) then you will benefit from much quicker charging times with one of these USB travel adapters, and support for certain power hungry devices like tablets.

Unlike other travel adapters having a four port charger means you can power multiple devices simultaneously without needing to buy multiple travel adapters or using up additional power outlets. Only bringing a single lightweight USB travel charger will also keep the overall weight and size down, making it perfect to store in hand baggage whilst travelling and suitable for charging your devices at an airport or on a flight. Because of their space saving versatility these types of adapters can be used when back at home not just abroad so when you're not travelling they can sit overnight charging multiple phones and tablets with only a single power outlet.

We suggest buying a versatile travel charger similar to this online, the multipurpose travel charger illustrated is the 4 Port USB Wall Charger [13] which has been successfully tested for charging multiple USB devices in numerous foreign countries around the world.

What USB charger do I need for Falkland Islands?

Why use a travel USB charger for Falkland Islands?

  • Typically travel USB chargers include multiple USB charger ports, meaning you only need to bring one charger to charge all your devices. Instead of bringing 4 separate power chargers you only need to pack a single 4 port USB wall charger in order to power up to 4 devices which cuts down on the size and weight of your baggage.
  • All travel USB power chargers should include interchangeable plug heads for different power outlet types. This is ideal if visiting other countries which will probably use a different outlet to Falkland Islands.
  • A good charger is rugged, lightweight and compact; ideal for rigors of travel rather than risking packing a domestic charger which could be impossible to repair or replace in Falkland Islands.
  • USB travel chargers will accept the 240 volt power outlets in Falkland Islands and other voltage standards in other countries.
  • There is a possibility that hotel rooms or accommodation in Falkland Islands might only have a single power outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share the single power supply with family or other traveler rather than having to wait to recharge each device one by one.
  • Due to their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the uncertainty out of travelling to an unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work practically anywhere on the planet.
  • Power outlets in airports can be sparse and the demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets before a flight can be high, so a USB travel charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is perect.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a travel charger allows for unexpected spikes and will help prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Attempting to repair an overloaded mobile phone in Falkland Islands might prove inconvenient and costly.
  • Premium USB travel chargers should also feature power outlet strips to use multiple low wattage domestic appliances such as laptops, but please these are unsuitable for high wattage domestic such as hair dryers or clothes irons. Refer to our section on using travel appliances in Falkland Islands for useful guidelines and advice on the most suitable power adapter for a Falkland Islands power outlet for high wattage appliances.
  • Some tablets and mobile phones might pull more than the normal 500 milliamps supplied by a standard 5 volt USB power adapter to charge or provide fast charge. More expensive USB chargers will support fast charging incase some of your devices need extra power.
  • Travel USB power chargers can still be useful back at home by charging multiple mobile phones on a daily basis using only a single power outlet.

What is the best USB charger for Falkland Islands?

The is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to charge devices via USB, however for those also wishing to use their domestic plugs the following power converters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power strips offer surge protection which is useful when visiting counties with unreliable or unstable power grids. These travel adapters come supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs which cover both Falkland Islands and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel converter has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the most popular compact power converter for travellers originating from America visiting Falkland Islands using 3 pinned type B US plug sockets.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers from America using type B plugs. This is a more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with only 1 less AC outlet at almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 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 wide range of travellers from around the world visiting Falkland Islands.

Power converters for Falkland Islands

What is a power converter?

Power converters enable you to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electrical appliance with a 240 volt Falkland Islands 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 plug adapter for Falkland Islands?

A small, cheap and lightweight power adapter (or plug adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your appliance to slot into a power outlet in Falkland Islands, whereas an expensive and bulkier power converter [14] will convert the voltage of 240 volts from a Falkland Islands power outlet to work with a non-240 volt device.

Do I need a power converter for Falkland Islands?

When travelling to Falkland Islands from another country please make sure that your device will accept a 240 volt power supply.

  • You need a step down power converter [15] if you are visiting Falkland Islands from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your appliance isn't compatible with 240 volts. See the list of world power outlets page to see the voltage your country uses.
  • You won't need a power converter if you already own either a 240 volt device or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Normally devices designed to work with a lower voltage such as 120 volts and then used in a 240 volt power outlet run a risk of an electrical fire hazard, blowing a fuse or damage to your device unless you use a step down power converter [15].
  • You don't need a converter if you need to power a smaller electrical device such as a laptop as these are normally designed for international use and dual voltage, however you should always always check the device for dual voltage support first.
  • For supplying power to appliances which draw more power or generate heat (for example clothes irons and hair dryers) then you will need to use a more expensive higher wattage heavy duty power converter [16] which allows it to be used with a 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet.
  • It could be more cost effective to purchase a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance than trying to carry a heavier power converter just to use your existing domestic appliance.
  • For more information read these guides on travelling with clothes irons, curling wands, blow dryers and hair straighteners in Falkland Islands which includes guides on affordable dual voltage alternatives.

Will I need a power converter for Falkland Islands if I'm travelling from America?

The 240 volts found in a wall outlet in Falkland Islands is different to a US supply, therefore you need to use a step down power converter if your charger or appliance doesn't support dual voltage.

What kind of converter do I need for Falkland Islands?

You need to buy a step down power converter [15] in order to use any 100-120 volt appliance in Falkland Islands.

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

Voltage converter

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

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.

How to convert 240 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter [15] to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 240 volt Falkland Islands 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 Falkland Islands before plugging that into a Falkland Islands 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 240 volt Falkland Islands power outlet.

What voltage is used in Falkland Islands?

Falkland Islands uses 240 volts in their normal power outlets.

What voltage is my appliance?

Dual voltage hair straighteners

What voltage is my appliance?

The best method to tell if your device is single or dual voltage is to check for either a sticker or numbers printed on the supplied power adapter or on the unit itself, typically on the rear of the appliance or near to where the power cord goes. The location will vary depending on the make or model of your appliance, it should also be written in the instruction manual.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 120V.
  • Single voltage devices might also say a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 220-240V.
  • Dual voltage devices will normally say a larger range separated with a slash - such as 110/240V.

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Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travelers visiting Falkland Islands, 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 [17].

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Falkland_Islands - Falkland Islands Wikipedia web page.
  2. http://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/ - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage.
  4. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go.
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor
  6. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country
  7. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered blow dryer suitable for travelling.
  8. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges.
  9. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days.
  10. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support.
  11. Solar backpack - A solar backpack will charge USB devices or an internal power bank when left in sunlight.
  12. Solar power bank - Portable power bank with solar cells which can recharge when placed in sunlight and power any USB powered device.
  13. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets - AC power plugs and sockets