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

Power adapters for Turkmenistan

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on travelling to a different country, especially to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Turkmenistan. This page contains links to useful instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your devices when you're visiting Turkmenistan by using the C, B or F type Turkmen 220 volt 50Hz 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 Turkmenistan?

The best power adapter for Turkmenistan will be a Type C power adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Turkmenistan?

What is a power adapter for a Turkmen power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a Turkmen power outlet to accept a power plug from a different country.

What does a power adapter do?

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

Do I need a plug adapter in Turkmenistan?

If the shape of the Turkmen power outlet is different to the power plug that you are using then you will need a power adapter.

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

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Turkmen 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 Turkmenistan.

Where to buy a power adapter for Turkmenistan in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Turkmenistan in the UK

Turkmenistan 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Turkmenistan - wikipedia.org entry about Turkmenistan.
  2. Type C plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type C power outlets without converting voltage, priced around £10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor