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

Power adapters for Gibraltar

If you are organizing a vacation to Gibraltar it's helpful to know if you can charge any vital gadgets such as cell phones and cameras when you arrive at your hotel. But without knowing which power socket is used in Gibraltar you could bring the wrong power adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you get there that might not be compatible. Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Gibraltar. This page has links to simple instructions telling you exactly how to charge your devices when you are travelling to Gibraltar using their Type G or C Gibraltar 240 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Llanitos normally use the Type G plug outlets. Most power adapters will vary depending on which region you're taking a trip to so please read our Wikiconnections world power adapters list where you'll find a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Gibraltar?

The best power adapter for Gibraltar is a Type G power adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 240 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Gibraltar?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Gibraltar is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar?

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

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

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Gibraltar 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.

Can you use a European plug adapter in Gibraltar?

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

What does a power adapter for Gibraltar do?

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

Where to buy a power adapter for Gibraltar in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Gibraltar in the UK

Gibraltar 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 Gibraltar

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Gibraltar

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