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

Power adapters for Saint Helena

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can often be daunting when planning on staying in a foreign country for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Saint Helena. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing how to power your devices in Saint Helena using their standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G power outlet, the St Helenians will use a 13 amp plug for charging. Power adapters differ regionally therefore please read our Wikiconnections global power adapters page where you'll find a complete list showing charging devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Helena?

The best power adapter for Saint Helena will be a Type G plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 240 volt appliance or device.

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?

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

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?

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

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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - wikipedia web page about Saint Helena.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, estimated cost between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor