European power adapters - What plug adapter do I need for Romania?

Power adapters for Romania

Varying different voltages and standards can all be confusing when planning to stay in a new country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Romania. This page contains links to step by step instructions which shows how to charge your devices when you're travelling to Romania using the standard F or C type Romanian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover power sockets will vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the power adapters list for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Romania?

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

What is the best power adapter for Romania?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a compact and cheap plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from a foreign region to correctly fit into a Romanian power outlet.

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

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Romania?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Romanian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Romania along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a power adapter in Romania?

This will depend on where you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are using.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter enables a visitor from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances in Romania simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Do European plugs work in Romania?

There is a chance that a power adapter that works in another country in Europe won't fit in a Romanian power outlet because there are eight different types of power outlets in Europe.

Where to buy a power adapter for Romania in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Romania in the UK

Romania 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/Romania - wikipedia.org entry about Romania.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, costs under £5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor