Power adapter for Papua New Guinea - What plug adapter do I need for Papua New Guinea?

Power adapters for Papua New Guinea

If you are planning a holiday to Papua New Guinea it is helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your important devices that you'll be bringing with you. By not knowing which wall socket to expect you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore having to buy or borrow a suitable charger when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on visiting another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Papua New Guinea. This page has links to simple instructions showing you which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when you are travelling to Papua New Guinea using their 240 volt 50Hz I Type power outlet. Power changes depending on which area you are travelling to therefore we suggest reading the power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Papua New Guinea?

The best power adapter for Papua New Guinea is a Type I power adapter which is suitable for powering any 240 volt appliance or device. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Papua New Guinea?

What is a power adapter for a Papua New Guinea power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug on an appliance from a different country to correctly fit into a Papua New Guinea power outlet. [3]

Do I need a plug adapter for Papua New Guinea?

If the type of Papua New Guinea power outlet outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter if I'm visiting Papua New Guinea from America?

If you are travelling from America use a power adapter for Papua New Guinea as American plugs won't fit into a Papua New Guinea power outlet, and as the voltage is 240 volts you will also need to use a power converter for Papua New Guinea to prevent damage or overheating to your device or appliance if it isn't dual voltage.

What does a power adapter for Papua New Guinea do?

A power adapter for Papua New Guinea enables a visitor travelling from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in Papua New Guinea simply by changing the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Papua New Guinea?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Papua New Guinea power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you also need a step down power converter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Papua New Guinea in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Papua New Guinea in the US

Papua New Guinea 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.

Where to buy a power adapter in Papua New Guinea

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Papua New Guinea

On arrival power adapters could 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.

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Papua New Guinea.
  2. Type I plug adapter - Type I plug adapters use three short flat blades in a V format with the top blade acting as a grounding pin, under $15
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor