Adapters for Saint Helena - What plug adapter do I need for Saint Helena?

Power adapters for Saint Helena

Various frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Saint Helena. This page has links to step-by-step instructions telling you exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when visiting Saint Helena by using a 240 volt 50Hz G Type St Helenian wall outlet, the St Helenians will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. When travelling anywhere you'll discover most power adapters will change from country to country so we recommend that you read the WikiConnections travel power adapters guide for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Helena?

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

What is the best power adapter for Saint Helena?

What is a power adapter for a St Helenian 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 Saint Helena.

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 Saint Helena?

It depends on the country you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are attempting to use.

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What does a power adapter do?

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

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

A US plug won't physically fit into a St Helenian power outlet so you will need to use a plug adapter for Saint Helena, and as the voltage is 240 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for Saint Helena if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

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Will a power adapter change the voltage from a St Helenian power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt St Helenian 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 Saint Helena along with the correct power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Saint Helena in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Saint Helena in the US

Saint Helena 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 web page about Saint Helena.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, under $10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor