Adapters for Turkey - What power adapter do I need for Turkey?

Power adapters for Turkey

If planning a trip to Turkey it can often be useful to know if you'll be able to power any important devices like mobiles and tablets when you get there. By not knowing which power socket is used in Turkey you are more likely to bring the wrong power charger, therefore having to purchase a suitable adaptor when you're there. Complicated standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning on visiting a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Turkey. This page has links to step by step instructions showing you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices in Turkey using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please be aware that Type F plug outlets are typically used by a majority of Turks. Power adapters will vary regionally therefore please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Turkey?

The best power adapter for Turkey is a Type F power adapter [2] which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Turkey?

What is a power adapter for a Turkish power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from a foreign region to correctly fit into a Turkish power outlet.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Turkish power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Turkish power outlet and is unable to convert to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt device you also need a more expensive step down power converter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Turkey allows visitors travelling from another country to use electrical appliances and devices in Turkey by altering the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Do I need a plug adapter in Turkey?

This depends on the type of plug you are attempting to use in Turkey.

Do I need a plug adapter if I'm visiting Turkey from America?

A US plug won't physically fit into a Turkish power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Turkey, and because the voltage is 230 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Turkey if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage to prevent damage or overheating.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Turkey?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Turkey?

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/Turkey - wikipedia.org entry about Turkey.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, between $5 to $10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor