Power adapter for East Timor - What plug adapter do I need for East Timor?

Power adapters for East Timor

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to visit another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in East Timor. This page has links to step-by-step instructions telling you exactly how to charge your devices when you're visiting East Timor using their Type E, C, F or I East Timor 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will vary from country to country therefore please read the power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for East Timor?

The best power adapter for East Timor is a Type E power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for East Timor?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for East Timor is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits an East Timor power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from an appliance from another region.

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 East Timor do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their own electronic and electrical devices in East Timor by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Do I need a plug adapter for East Timor?

If the power plug that you want to use is different to the type of East Timor power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Does a power adapter change the voltage from an East Timor power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt East Timor power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for East Timor in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for East Timor in the UK

East Timor 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/Timor-Leste - East Timor country Wiki page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, priced under £2.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor