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

Power adapters for Indonesia

If organizing a vacation to Indonesia it's helpful to know in advance if you can charge your essential devices such as cell phones and laptops that you are bringing along with you. However without knowing which plug socket is used you are more likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, thereby leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you arrive that might be incompatible. Complicated combinations of voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to stay in another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Indonesia. This page contains links to step by step instructions telling you exactly how to supply power to your devices when you're travelling to Indonesia using their standard types G, C or F Indonesian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Indonesians normally use the Type G plug outlets. Most power sockets vary depending on which region you are in therefore please read the power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Indonesia?

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

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?

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

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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indonesia - Indonesia country Wiki page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type G power outlets without converting voltage, £5-£10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor