Adapters for Seychelles - What plug adapter do I need for Seychelles?

Power adapters for Seychelles

When planning a vacation to Seychelles it can be useful to know if you'll be able to power any vital devices that you'll be bringing along with you. Without knowing which power socket is used in Seychelles you could end up either weighing your luggage down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable power adaptor when you need to recharge. Varying different standards and voltages can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Seychelles. This page contains links to instructions which shows exactly how to charge your devices when you're travelling to Seychelles using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type plug outlet, with the Seychellois using a 13 amp plug for wall outlets. Most power sockets differ depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Seychelles?

The best power adapter for Seychelles is a Type G power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 240 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Seychelles?

What is a power adapter for a Seychellois power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different shaped power plug on an appliance from another region to fit into a power socket in Seychelles.

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

Do I need a plug adapter in Seychelles?

If the power outlet in your home country isn't the same as the shape of the Seychellois power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter for Seychelles if I'm visiting from America?

American plugs won't fit in a Seychellois power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for Seychelles, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Seychelles to prevent damage or overheating to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows visitors travelling from another country to use electrical appliances and devices in Seychelles simply by altering the shape of the plug.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Seychellois power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Seychellois power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter for Seychelles along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Seychelles in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Seychelles in the US

Seychelles 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 Seychelles

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Seychelles

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 web page about Seychelles.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, costing between $5 to $10.
  3. - power adaptor