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Power adapters for The British Virgin Islands

Various voltages and sockets can all be daunting when planning to stay in a different country if you've never visited before. However this isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in The British Virgin Islands. This page has links to simple instructions demonstrating exactly how to power your devices when visiting The British Virgin Islands by using their B or A type 110 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will find that most power adapters differ depending on which region you're taking a trip to therefore please read the Wiki Connections travel power adapters list for a full list showing countries.

What is the best power adapter for The British Virgin Islands?

The best power adapter for The British Virgin Islands is a Type B power adapter which is suitable for powering any 110 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for The British Virgin Islands?

What is a power adapter for a British Virgin Islands power outlet?

Power adapters are small and cheap plastic adapters which permit a different type of power plug on an appliance from a different country to easily slot into an electic socket in The British Virgin Islands. [3]

Does a power adapter convert the voltage in The British Virgin Islands?

No; a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 110 volt British Virgin Islands power outlet and doesn't convert to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use a 220, 230 or 240 volt device then you will also need a step up power converter along with the correct power adapter.

What does a power adapter for The British Virgin Islands do?

A power adapter allows visitors from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in The British Virgin Islands simply by adapting the shape of the plug.

Do I need a plug adapter for The British Virgin Islands?

If the shape of the British Virgin Islands power outlet is different to the shape of the British Virgin Islands power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for The British Virgin Islands in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for The British Virgin Islands in the UK

The British Virgin Islands 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 - British Virgin Islands Wikipedia page.
  2. Type B plug adapter - US and Japanese 3 pinned Type B plug adapters have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades containing holes in each blade, estimated price £5-£10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor