Adapters for Europe - What adapter do I need for Bulgaria?

Power adapters for Bulgaria

Various voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Bulgaria. This page has links to useful instructions showing you exactly how to power your devices in Bulgaria using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power sockets are different regionally so please read the travel power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Bulgaria?

The best power adapter for Bulgaria will be a Type F plug adapter which allows you to use any 230 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Bulgaria?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Bulgaria is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a Bulgarian 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]

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Bulgarian power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Bulgarian 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.

Do I need a plug adapter for Bulgaria?

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

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What does a power adapter for Bulgaria do?

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

Can you use a European plug adapter in Bulgaria?

There is a chance that a plug adapter that works in another location in Europe doesn't work in Bulgaria because there are eight different types of power outlets in Europe.

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Where to buy a power adapter for Bulgaria in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Bulgaria in the UK

Bulgaria 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 - Bulgaria country Wiki 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, priced £10-£15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor