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

Power adapters for Andorra

When packing for a vacation it is helpful to know if you'll be able to power any electronics when you get there. But, by not knowing which power socket is being used in Andorra you may bring the wrong charger, therefore having to buy or borrow a potentially overpriced power adaptor when you're there. Complicated voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to travel to a different country especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Andorra. This page has links to instructions showing you exactly how to power your devices when visiting Andorra using their F or C type 230 volt 50Hz plug outlets, please note that Type F plug outlets are used by most Andorrans. You'll discover power adapters vary from region to region so please read the power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Andorra?

The best power adapter for Andorra will be a Type F plug adapter [2] which is suitable for powering any 230 volt appliance or device.

What is the best power adapter for Andorra?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Andorra is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits an Andorran 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 an Andorran power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Andorran 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 Andorra?

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

What does a power adapter for Andorra do?

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

Can you use a European plug adapter in Andorra?

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

Where to buy a power adapter in Andorra

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Andorra

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 Andorra in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Andorra in the UK

Andorra 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. - Andorra country Wiki page.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type F power outlets without converting voltage, £4-£5.
  3. - power adaptor