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

Power adapters for San Marino

Various combinations of standards and sockets can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country to the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in San Marino. This page has links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when staying in San Marino by using their Type F, C or L Sammarinese 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets. You will discover that power sockets will vary depending on which country you are in therefore we suggest reading the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for San Marino?

The best power adapter for San Marino is a Type F power adapter which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance. [2]

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?

It depends on the country you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are attempting to use.

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. Wikipedia - wikipedia web page about San Marino.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, £10-£15.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor