Power adapter for Indonesia - What plug adapter do I need for Indonesia?

Power adapters for Indonesia

If you are planning a trip it can be useful to know in advance if you'll be able to use all your common gadgets when you get there. Without knowing which wall socket is used you are likely to bring the wrong charger, leaving you needing to buy a suitable charger on arrival. Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Indonesia. This page contains links to simple instructions which shows which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices in Indonesia by using the standard Type G, C or F 220 volt 50Hz power outlets, please be aware Type G wall outlets will be normally used by most Indonesians. You'll discover that most power adapters are different regionally so we recommend reading our Wikiconnections global power adapters guide where you'll find a complete list showing countries.

What is the best power adapter for Indonesia?

The best power adapter for Indonesia will be a Type G power adapter which is suitable for powering any 220 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Indonesia?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Indonesia is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits an Indonesian 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]

Do I need a plug adapter for Indonesia?

This depends on the location you are travelling from and the shape of plug you want to use in Indonesia.

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What does a power adapter for Indonesia do?

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage from an Indonesian power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Indonesian 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 Indonesia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Indonesia in the UK

Indonesia 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 Indonesia

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Indonesia

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 - Indonesia country Wiki 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, around £15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor