European power adapters - What adapter do I need for Slovakia?

Power adapters for Slovakia

Varying different standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on staying in another country especially if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Slovakia. This page contains links to useful instructions showing you exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're in Slovakia by using the types E or C 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will discover that power sockets change depending on which area you are travelling to so please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Slovakia?

The best power adapter for Slovakia will be a Type E power adapter which will allow you to use any 230 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Slovakia?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which allow a Slovak power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country.

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage in Slovakia?

Power adapters can only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Slovak power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device then you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Slovakia.

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

A power adapter enables visitors from another country to use their electronic and electrical appliances in Slovakia simply by altering the shape of the power plug to fit the power socket.

Do I need a power adapter for Slovakia?

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

Can a European plug work in Slovakia?

There is a possibility that a plug adapter that works in another country in Europe won't work in Slovakia because there are 8 different power outlet types used throughout Europe.

Where to buy a power adapter for Slovakia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Slovakia in the UK

Slovakia 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 - Slovakia Wikipedia page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, priced at £4-£5.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor