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 lightweight plastic adapter that allows a power plug from a foreign country to correctly fit into a power outlet in Principe.

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 visitors from another location to use their electrical appliances in Principe by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Do I need a plug adapter for Principe?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you are attempting to use.

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

American 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?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Prinicipe power outlet and is unable to convert to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Principe along with the correct adapter.

  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.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor