Power adapters for Europe - What plug adapter do I need for Kosovo?

Power adapters for Kosovo

Various combinations of frequencies and standards can often be confusing when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Kosovo. This page contains links to instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're travelling to Kosovo by using their standard Type F or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Power sockets vary depending on which region you are travelling to so we suggest reading the travel power adapters page for a complete list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Kosovo?

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

What is the best power adapter for Kosovo?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in Kosovo.

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

Do I need a power adapter for Kosovo?

It depends on the type of plug you wish to use in Kosovo and the location you are travelling from.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Kosovan power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Kosovan power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Kosovo.

What does a power adapter for a Kosovan power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Kosovo by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Can I use a European plug in Kosovo?

As there are 8 different power outlet types used throughout Europe there is a chance that a power adapter that works in another territory in Europe doesn't fit in a Kosovan power outlet.

Where to buy a power adapter for Kosovo in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Kosovo in the UK

Kosovo 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/Kosovo - Kosovo Wikipedia page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, £4-£5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor