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Power adapters for Antigua

If packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can charge any electronics like mobiles or laptop computers when you get there. However without knowing which plug socket is being used you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to buy a suitable adaptor when you arrive. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can all cause confusion when planning on staying in 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 plug sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Antigua. This page contains links to step by step instructions telling you exactly how to power your devices when travelling to Antigua by using the standard types B or A Antiguan 230 volt 60Hz wall outlets, you'll discover most Antiguans will typically use the Type B wall outlets. 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 Antigua?

The best power adapter for Antigua is a Type B power adapter which will allow you to use any 230 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Antigua?

What is a power adapter for an Antiguan 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 an Antiguan power outlet. [3]

What does a power adapter for Antigua do?

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

Do I need a plug adapter for Antigua?

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

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

A US plug will not require a power adapter because it can already fit into an Antiguan power outlet however the voltage is different so please use a power converter for Antigua if your appliance or charger isn't dual voltage.

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Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Antigua?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Antiguan 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 Antigua in the US

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Antigua in the US

Antigua 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 Antigua

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Where to buy a power adapter in Antigua

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.

  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Antigua.
  2. Type B plug adapter - US and Japanese 3 pinned Type B plug adapters have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades containing holes in each blade, between $5 to $10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor