The Maldives power adapters - What adapter do I need for The Maldives?

Power adapters for The Maldives

If you are packing for a trip to Maldives it is useful to know if you can use your indispensable gadgets like cell phones or tablets when you're there. Without knowing which power socket is used you may end up either weighing yourself down with too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, leaving you having to borrow a suitable power adaptor on arrival that might be incompatible and cause damage to your device. Varying different standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on travelling to another country 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 Maldives. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating how to supply power to your devices when travelling to Maldives using their standard G, D, J, K or L type Maldivian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, you'll find a majority of Maldivians typically use Type G plugs in their plug 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 Maldives?

The best power adapter for The Maldives 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 Maldives?

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 The Maldives.

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 Maldivian power outlet do?

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

Do I need a power adapter for The Maldives?

If the shape of the Maldivian 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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Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Maldivian power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Maldivian 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 The Maldives.

Where to buy a power adapter for The Maldives in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for The Maldives in the UK

The Maldives 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.

Where to buy a power adapter in The Maldives

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in The Maldives

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 - Maldives 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, £15-£20.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor