Power adapters for Europe - What plug adapter do I need for Serbia?

Power adapters for Serbia

Varying complicated standards and voltages can all be daunting when planning on staying in another country if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Serbia. This page contains links to useful instructions telling you how to supply power to your devices in Serbia by using their standard F or C type Serbian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets. You will discover power sockets are different depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power adapters for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Serbia?

The best power adapter for Serbia is a Type F plug adapter [2] which will allow you to use any 230 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Serbia?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from a different region to easily slot into an electrical outlet in Serbia.

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

What does a power adapter for a Serbian power outlet do?

A power adapter enables visitors travelling from a different country to use their electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Serbia by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Do I need a power adapter for Serbia?

It depends on the type of plug you wish to use in Serbia and the location you are travelling from.

Can I use a European plug in Serbia?

As there are 8 different power outlet types used throughout Europe there is a chance that a power adapter that works in another territory in Europe doesn't fit in a Serbian power outlet.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from a Serbian power outlet?

No, a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Serbian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use a 100-120 volt appliance then you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Serbia.

Where to buy a power adapter for Serbia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Serbia in the UK

Serbia 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/Serbia - Serbia Wikipedia page.
  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