Power adapters for Europe - What plug adapter do I need for Finland?

Power adapters for Finland

Differing voltages and standards can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Finland. This page has links to step by step instructions showing exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in Finland using the types F or C 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. Most power adapters vary from country to country so we suggest reading our Wiki Connections global power adapters list where you'll find a full list of charging devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for Finland?

The best power adapter for Finland is a Type F plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Finland?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in Finland.

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 Finnish power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Finland by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do I need a power adapter for Finland?

If the shape of the Finnish power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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

A US plug won't fit in a Finnish power outlet so you will need to bring a plug adapter for Finland, and as the voltage is different you will also need to bring a power converter for Finland to prevent overheating or damage to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

Can I use a European plug in Finland?

As there are 8 different power outlet types used throughout Europe there is a chance that a power adapter that works in another territory in Europe doesn't fit in a Finnish power outlet.

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

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Finnish power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Finland.

Where to buy a power adapter for Finland in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Finland in the US

Finland 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 - Finland Wikipedia page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, between $5 to $10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor