The Maldives power adapters - What adapter do I need for The Maldives?

Power adapters for The Maldives

When organizing a holiday it's useful to know if you'll be able to charge all your devices when you arrive at your hotel. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Maldives you may pack the wrong power charger, therefore leaving you needing to buy or borrow a suitable adaptor when you need it. Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Maldives. This page contains links to instructions telling you how to charge your devices when you're visiting Maldives by using their standard Type G, D, J, K or L 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, you will discover a majority of Maldivians normally use the Type G power outlets. Power adapters are different from country to country so we suggest reading our Wiki Connections travel power adapters list where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different countries.

What is the best power adapter for Maldives?

The best power adapter for The Maldives will be a Type G power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Maldives?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that permit a different shaped power plug from a different region to correctly slot into a wall socket in The Maldives.

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

What does a power adapter for a Maldivian power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different location to use their own electrical appliances and devices in The Maldives by changing the shape of the plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a power adapter for The Maldives?

It will depend on the shape of plug you are attempting to use in The Maldives and the location you are travelling from.

Will I need a power adapter if I'm visiting The Maldives from the US?

US plugs won't fit in a Maldivian power outlet so you will need to bring a power adapter for The Maldives, and as the voltage is much higher you will also need to use a power converter for The Maldives if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Maldivian power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Maldivian power outlet and can't convert to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need a more expensive step down power converter for The Maldives along with the right type of adapter.

Where can I buy a power adapter for The Maldives?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for The Maldives?

Power adapters are typically available in most major 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 but expect to pay 50% 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.

On arrival power adapters can be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

It will more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. High street stores normally sell popular types of travel adapters to popular locations and for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online.

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Maldives - Maldives Wikipedia page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor