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

Power adapters for Latvia

Varying different standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning to stay in another country for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Latvia. This page has links to simple instructions showing you how to supply power to your devices when travelling to Latvia using the standard F or C type Latvian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You'll find that power adapters will vary depending on which country you're in so please read the Wikiconnections world power adapters guide where you'll find a complete list showing destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Latvia?

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

What is the best power adapter for Latvia?

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 Latvia.

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

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

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

Do I need a power adapter for Latvia?

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

Can I use a European plug in Latvia?

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 Latvian power outlet.

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

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Latvian 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 Latvia.

Where to buy a power adapter for Latvia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Latvia in the UK

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