European adapters - What kind of adapter do I need for The Isle of Man?

Power adapters for The Isle of Man

Various standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in The Isle of Man. This page has links to instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when staying in The Isle of Man by using the standard 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the Manx will use 13 amp plugs for power outlets. Power adapters will change regionally so we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections travel power adapters guide where you'll find a full list showing regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for The Isle of Man?

The best power adapter for The Isle of Man is a Type G plug adapter which allows you to use any 240 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for The Isle of Man?

What is a power adapter for a Manx power outlet?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a power outlet in The Isle of Man to accept a power plug from a foreign region. [3]

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in The Isle of Man?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Manx power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device then you will also need to bring a step down power converter.

Do I need a plug adapter for The Isle of Man?

If the type of electric outlet in The Isle of Man outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter for The Isle of Man do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their electrical devices in The Isle of Man by altering the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Can you use a European plug in The Isle of Man?

As there are 8 different power outlet types in Europe there is a chance that a plug adapter that works in another location in Europe doesn't work in The Isle of Man.

Where to buy a power adapter for The Isle of Man in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for The Isle of Man in the UK

The Isle of Man 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. Wikipedia - Manx Wiki page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, £5-£10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor