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

Power adapters for Bulgaria

Varying different combinations of frequencies and standards can all cause confusion when planning on visiting a foreign country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Bulgaria. This page contains links to useful instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when travelling to Bulgaria by using the standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power adapters will change regionally so we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power adapters guide for a full list showing regions.

What is the best power adapter for Bulgaria?

The best power adapter for Bulgaria will be a Type F power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device.

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?

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

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.

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