Bhutan power adapters - What adapter do I need for Bhutan?

Power adapters for Bhutan

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Bhutan. This page contains links to instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're travelling to Bhutan by using their standard Type G, C, D, F or M 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the travel power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Bhutan?

The best power adapter for Bhutan will be a Type G power adapter which will allow you to use any 230 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Bhutan?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in Bhutan.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[3]

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Bhutanese power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Bhutanese power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Bhutan.

Do I need a power adapter for Bhutan?

If the shape of the Bhutanese power outlet isn't the same as the power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

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What does a power adapter for a Bhutanese power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Bhutan by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Bhutan in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Bhutan in the UK

Bhutan 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 - Bhutan Wikipedia 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, priced £15-£20.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor