Saint Martin adapters - What power adapter do I need for Saint Martin?

Power adapters for Saint Martin

If you are packing for a vacation it can be useful to know in advance if you can power your important devices when you're there. However without knowing which power supply is used you could end up either bringing too many spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, leaving you needing to purchase a potentially overpriced adaptor when you get there. Varying complicated combinations of standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to visit another country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of sockets used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Saint Martin. This page has links to useful instructions showing you exactly how to power your devices when travelling to Saint Martin by using the standard types F or C St Martins 230 volt 60Hz plug outlets, a majority of Saint Martins use Type F sockets in their plug outlets. Most power sockets will vary regionally so please read the World power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Martin?

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

What is the best power adapter for Saint Martin?

What is a power adapter for a St Martins power outlet?

A power adapter is a compact, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter which permits a St Martins power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from an appliance from another region.

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

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Saint Martin?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt St Martins power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you need to safely use any 100-120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Saint Martin?

If the power plug that you want to use is different to the type of St Martins power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter for Saint Martin do?

A power adapter allows visitors from a different country to use electrical appliances in Saint Martin simply by adapting the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Where to buy a power adapter in Saint Martin

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Saint Martin

On arrival power adapters could be found in local electrical high street shops and drug stores, but always check the build quality first as safety standards might be different in a foreign country as this is important when dealing with electrical goods. Keep in mind that a shopping trip searching for power adapters in an unknown location might be impractical, especially as this needs to happen quickly before batteries run out.

Hotel receptions could have a power adapter for sale, hire or as a complimentary extra for guests; however, availability is normally limited and a hotel might not have the exact type required for your country. If in doubt, call ahead to the hotel first and request a reservation as it is unlikely that an adapter will be found in your room on arrival.

Where to buy a power adapter for Saint Martin in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Saint Martin in the UK

Saint Martin 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/Saint_Martin - Saint Martin country page on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, costs £4-£5.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor