Power adapter for Indonesia - What plug adapter do I need for Indonesia?

Power adapters for Indonesia

If organizing a vacation to Indonesia it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge your essential devices such as cell phones and laptops that you are bringing along with you. However without knowing which plug socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive that might be incompatible. Complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Indonesia. This page contains links to step by step instructions telling you exactly how to supply power to your devices when you're travelling to Indonesia using their standard types G, C or F Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Indonesians normally use the Type G plug outlets. Most power sockets vary depending on which region you are in therefore please read the power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Indonesia?

The best power adapter for Indonesia is a Type G power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Indonesia?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Indonesia is a small and lightweight plastic adapter that allows a power plug from a foreign country to correctly fit into a power outlet in Indonesia.

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

Do I need a plug adapter for Indonesia?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you are attempting to use.

Will I need a plug adapter for Indonesia if I'm visiting from the US?

American plugs won't fit into an Indonesian power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Indonesia, and because the voltage is different you will also need to use a power converter for Indonesia if your charger or appliance isn't dual voltage which prevents damage or overheating.

What does a power adapter for Indonesia do?

A power adapter allows visitors from another location to use their electrical appliances in Indonesia by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Does a power adapter change the voltage from an Indonesian power outlet?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Indonesian power outlet and is unable to convert to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Indonesia along with the correct adapter.

Where can I buy a power adapter for Indonesia?

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where can I buy a power adapter for Indonesia?

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/Indonesia - Indonesia country Wiki 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