Adapters for Europe - What kind of adapter do I need for San Marino?

Power adapters for San Marino

Varying different combinations of voltages and standards can often lead to confusion when planning on staying in a foreign country especially if you've never been there before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, 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 power your electronics in San Marino. This page contains links to useful instructions showing how to power your devices when you're in San Marino using the standard Type F, C or L 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will find power will differ depending on which area you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for San Marino?

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

What is the best power adapter for San Marino?

What is a power adapter for a Sammarinese power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different shaped power plug on an appliance from another region to fit into a power socket in San Marino.

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 in San Marino?

If the power outlet in your home country isn't the same as the shape of the Sammarinese power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Sammarinese power outlet?

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

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter allows visitors travelling from another country to use electrical appliances and devices in San Marino simply by altering the shape of the plug.

Can you use a European power adapter in San Marino?

There is a chance that a power adapter that works in another country in Europe won't fit in a Sammarinese power outlet because there are 8 different types of power outlets used throughout Europe.

Where to buy a power adapter for San Marino in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for San Marino in the UK

San Marino 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/San_Marino - wikipedia web page about San Marino.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, under £5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor