Tristan da Cunha adapters - What power adapter do I need for Tristan da Cunha?

Power adapters for Tristan da Cunha

Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Tristan da Cunha. This page has links to useful instructions showing you exactly how to power your devices when travelling to Tristan da Cunha by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz Type G Tristanian plug outlet, the Tristanians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. You'll find power adapters differ depending on which area you are visiting therefore we recommend reading the power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Tristan da Cunha?

The best power adapter for Tristan da Cunha is a Type G power adapter which is suitable for powering any 240 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Tristan da Cunha?

What is a power adapter for a Tristanian power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter which permits a Tristanian power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from an appliance from another region.

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

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Tristan da Cunha?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Tristanian power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Tristan da Cunha?

If the type of Tristanian power outlet isn't the same as the type of Tristanian power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Tristan da Cunha from America?

A US plug won't physically fit in a Tristanian power outlet so you will need to use a power adapter for Tristan da Cunha, and because the voltage is much higher you will also need to bring a power converter for Tristan da Cunha to prevent damage or overheating to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

What does a power adapter for Tristan da Cunha do?

A power adapter allows visitors from a different country to use electrical appliances in Tristan da Cunha simply by adapting the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Tristan da Cunha in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Tristan da Cunha in the US

Tristan da Cunha 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.

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  1. Wikipedia - Tristan da Cunha country page on
  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, costing between $5 to $10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor