Power adapter for Principe - What plug adapter do I need for Principe?

Power adapters for Principe

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Principe. This page has links to step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your devices when you're in Principe using their Type F or C Prinicipe 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will vary from region to region so we suggest reading the power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Principe?

The best power adapter for Principe will be a Type F plug adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Principe?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Principe is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a Prinicipe power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

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

What does a power adapter for Principe do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their own electronic and electrical devices in Principe by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Do I need a plug adapter for Principe?

If the power plug that you want to use is different to the type of Prinicipe power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Will I need a plug adapter for Principe if I'm visiting from the US?

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Prinicipe power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Prinicipe power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Principe in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Principe in the US

Principe 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.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S%C3%A3o_Tom%C3%A9_and_Pr%C3%ADncipe - Principe country Wiki page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, costs between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor