Adapters for Turkey - What power adapter do I need for Turkey?

Power adapters for Turkey

If you are packing for a holiday to Turkey it's useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use any devices when you're there. By not knowing which power supply is being used in Turkey you could end up either weighing your bags down with unnecessary spare adaptors or bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you having to borrow a suitable charger on arrival. Varying different standards and plugs can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country to the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Turkey. This page has links to simple instructions telling you exactly which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when staying in Turkey using their standard types F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, a majority of Turks will typically use Type F wall outlets. Power adapters vary from country to country so we recommend that you read the Wikiconnections world power adapters list for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Turkey?

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

What is the best power adapter for Turkey?

What is a power adapter for a Turkish power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a Turkish power outlet to accept a power plug from a different country. [3]

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Turkish power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Turkish power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need a step down power converter for Turkey.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their electrical devices in Turkey simply by changing the shape of the plug.

Do I need a plug adapter in Turkey?

If the shape of the Turkish power outlet isn't the same as the type of plug outlet in Turkey then you will need a power adapter.

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Where to buy a power adapter in Turkey

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Where to buy a power adapter in Turkey

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.

Where to buy a power adapter for Turkey in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Turkey in the UK

Turkey 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 - wikipedia.org entry about Turkey.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost £10-£15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor