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Power adapters for New Caledonia

Different standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to visit another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in New Caledonia. This page has links to useful instructions telling you exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when going to New Caledonia using the standard F or C type 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power is different regionally therefore please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for New Caledonia?

The best power adapter for New Caledonia will be a Type F power adapter which will allow you to use any 220 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for New Caledonia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that permit a New Caledonian power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different country. [3]

Can a power adapter convert the voltage in New Caledonia?

No; a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt New Caledonian power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance you will also need to bring a step down power converter for New Caledonia.

Do I need a power adapter in New Caledonia?

It depends on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you want to use in New Caledonia.

Will I need a power adapter for New Caledonia if I'm from America?

A US plug won't fit into a New Caledonian power outlet therefore you will need to bring a power adapter for New Caledonia, and as the voltage is 220 volts you will also need to bring a power converter for New Caledonia if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage which prevents overheating or damage.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a New Caledonian power outlet enables visitors travelling from another country to use their own electronic devices in New Caledonia by changing the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for New Caledonia in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for New Caledonia in the US

New Caledonia 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 - New Caledonian country entry on wikipedia.
  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, priced at between $5 to $10
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor