Adapter for Tonga - What plug adapter do I need for Tonga?

Power adapters for Tonga

Differing voltages and standards can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Tonga. This page has links to useful instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices in Tonga by using their standard 240 volt 50Hz I Type Tongan plug outlet. Power sockets will vary depending on which area you are travelling to so we recommend reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Tonga?

The best power adapter for Tonga will be a Type I power adapter which will allow you to use any 240 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Tonga?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Tongan power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

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 Tongan power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Tonga simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Do I need a power adapter for Tonga?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

Do I need a plug adapter for Tonga if I'm from America?

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Tonga?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Tongan power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Tonga.

Where to buy a power adapter for Tonga in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Tonga in the US

Tonga 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 - Tonga Wikipedia page.
  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, costing between $10 to $15
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor