Power adapters for The Ascension Islands - What power adapter do I need for The Ascension Islands?

Power adapters for The Ascension Islands

Various combinations of standards and plugs can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country, especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in The Ascension Islands. This page contains links to simple instructions showing exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when staying in The Ascension Islands using a standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type Ascensionian Island plug outlet, the Ascensionians will use a 13 amp plug for power outlets. You will find power will change from country to country so we suggest reading the power adapters for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for The Ascension Islands?

The best power adapter for The Ascension Islands will be a Type G plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 240 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for The Ascension Islands?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a different type of power plug from a different country to fit into an Ascensionian Island power outlet. [3]

Can a power adapter convert the voltage in The Ascension Islands?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Ascensionian Island power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need a step down power converter for The Ascension Islands along with the right power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter in The Ascension Islands?

This depends on which location you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are attempting to use in The Ascension Islands.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for The Ascension Islands allows a visitor travelling from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances and devices in The Ascension Islands by adapting the shape of the power plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for The Ascension Islands in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for The Ascension Islands in the UK

The Ascension Islands to UK power adapters will most likely be available to buy in the UK from airports such as Heathrow, Gatwick, Manchester, Stansted, Luton, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Birmingham 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 WH Smith, Dixons or Boots but expect to pay 50% more than regular prices.

It will be more convenient and cheaper to buy the correct power adapter in advance of your trip. UK high street electrical shops, newsagents and chemists such as Currys PC World, WH Smith or Boots normally typically only sell popular types of travel adapters covering a limited number of countries however for widest choice it is recommended to buy a power adapter online. In January 2019 we checked 2 high street branches of WH Smiths without seeing any power adapters available to purchase and 1 branch of Boots only had a pack of European adapters available.

  1. Wikipedia - Ascensionian Island country Wiki page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor