Power adapters for The Ascension Islands - What power adapter do I need for The Ascension Islands?

Power adapters for The Ascension Islands

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in a different country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in The Ascension Islands. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your devices when staying in The Ascension Islands using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type wall outlet, the Ascensionians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. Most power changes depending on which area you are in so please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for The Ascension Islands?

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

What is the best power adapter for The Ascension Islands?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small and cheap plastic adapters which allow a power plug on an appliance from a different region to correctly fit into an electic outlet in The Ascension Islands.

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

Can a power adapter convert the voltage in The Ascension Islands?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Ascensionian Island power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter for The Ascension Islands along with the right adapter.

Do I need a power adapter in The Ascension Islands?

If the power outlet in your home country is different to the shape of the power outlet in The Ascension Islands then you will need a power adapter.

Will I need a power adapter for The Ascension Islands if I'm visiting from America?

If you are visiting from America you will need to use a plug adapter for The Ascension Islands because American plugs won't physically fit in an Ascensionian Island power outlet, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for The Ascension Islands if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from another location to use electronic appliances in The Ascension Islands by changing the shape of the plug to fit the power socket.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Helena,_Ascension_and_Tristan_da_Cunha - Ascensionian Island country Wiki page.
  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