Power adapters for Sao Tome - What adapter do I need for Sao Tome?

Power adapters for Sao Tome

Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning on travelling to a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Sao Tome. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing how to charge your devices when you're travelling to Sao Tome by using the F or C type Sao Tome 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll discover that power sockets will vary depending on which region you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the travel power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Sao Tome?

The best power adapter for Sao Tome is a Type F power adapter which allows you to use any 220 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Sao Tome?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a compact and cheap plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from a foreign region to correctly fit into a Sao Tome power outlet.

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

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Sao Tome?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Sao Tome power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Sao Tome along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter in Sao Tome?

This will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

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Will I need a plug adapter for Sao Tome if I'm from the US?

If you are visiting from the US bring a power adapter for Sao Tome as an American plug won't physically fit into a Sao Tome power outlet, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for Sao Tome if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

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What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances in Sao Tome simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Sao Tome in the US

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Where to buy a power adapter for Sao Tome in the US

Sao Tome 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. Wikipedia - wikipedia.org entry about Sao Tome.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, priced between $5 to $10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor