Adapters for Europe - What adapter do I need for Ukraine?

Power adapters for Ukraine

Various voltages and standards can often be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Ukraine. This page has links to simple instructions telling you exactly how to charge your devices when you are travelling to Ukraine using their Type F or C Ukrainian 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You will find power sockets will vary from region to region so we suggest reading the list of World power adapters for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Ukraine?

The best power adapter for Ukraine is a Type F plug adapter [2] which allows you to use any 220 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for Ukraine?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Ukraine is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits a Ukrainian power outlet to accept a different type of 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].

Does a power adapter change the voltage from a Ukrainian power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Ukrainian power outlet and can't convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you will also need a step down power converter along with the right type of power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Ukraine?

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

Can you use a European plug adapter in Ukraine?

There is a chance that a plug adapter that works in another location in Europe doesn't work in Ukraine because there are eight different types of power outlets in Europe.

What does a power adapter for Ukraine do?

A power adapter allows a visitor travelling from another location to use their own electronic and electrical devices in Ukraine by adapting the shape of the power plug to fit the power outlet.

Where to buy a power adapter for Ukraine in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Ukraine in the UK

Ukraine 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/Ukraine - Ukraine country Wiki page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, priced at around £10.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor