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?

Power adapters are compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters which allow an electrical socket in Saint Helena to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

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 plug outlet in Saint Helena then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a St Helenian power outlet enables visitors from a different location to use their electrical devices in Saint Helena by changing the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

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

American plugs won't physically fit in a St Helenian power outlet therefore you will need to use a power adapter for Saint Helena, and because the voltage is 240 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Saint Helena if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent overheating or damage.

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

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt St Helenian power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a more expensive step down power converter.

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