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Power adapters for Iran

Various combinations of voltages and sockets can often be daunting when planning to visit a new country, especially to the first time traveller. This isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Iran. This page has links to step by step instructions showing exactly how to supply power to your devices when staying in Iran using the Type F or C Iranian 220 volt 50Hz power outlets. Power sockets are different depending on which region you are visiting therefore we recommend reading the power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Iran?

The best power adapter for Iran is a Type F power adapter which allows you to use any 220 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Iran?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow an Iranian power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[3]

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Iran?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Iranian power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Iran.

Do I need a power adapter for Iran?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

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What does a power adapter for an Iranian power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Iran simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Where to buy a power adapter for Iran in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Iran in the UK

Iran 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 - Iran Wikipedia page.
  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, £10-£15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor