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

Power adapters for Estonia

Various voltages and sockets can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially for the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Estonia. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to power your devices when you are in Estonia using their Type F or C Estonian 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets. You'll find power sockets vary regionally so we recommend reading the power adapters page for a complete list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Estonia?

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

What is the best power adapter for Estonia?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter for Estonia is a small and cheap plastic adapter which permits an Estonian 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].

What does a power adapter for Estonia do?

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

Do I need a plug adapter for Estonia?

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

Can you use a European plug adapter in Estonia?

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

Does a power adapter change the voltage from an Estonian power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Estonian 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.

Where to buy a power adapter for Estonia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Estonia in the UK

Estonia 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/Estonia - Estonia country Wiki 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