European adapters - What power adapter do I need for Macedonia?

Power adapters for Macedonia

Varying different combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Macedonia. This page has links to instructions which shows how to charge your devices when visiting Macedonia by using the standard types F or C Macedonian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. Most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the travel power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Macedonia?

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

What is the best power adapter for Macedonia?

What is a power adapter for a Macedonian power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter which permits a Macedonian power outlet to accept a different shaped 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 Macedonia?

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

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Macedonia?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Macedonian power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Does a power adapter for Europe work in Macedonia?

As there are 8 different types of power outlets in Europe there is a chance that a plug adapter that works in another territory in Europe won't fit in a Macedonian power outlet.

What does a power adapter for Macedonia do?

A power adapter allows visitors from a different country to use electrical appliances in Macedonia simply by adapting the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Macedonia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Macedonia in the UK

Macedonia 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/Republic_of_Macedonia - Macedonia country page on wikipedia.org.
  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