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Power adapters for Curacao

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country, especially if you've never visited before. This isn't as complicated as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of standards used in the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in Curacao. This page has links to useful instructions demonstrating exactly how to charge your devices when you're visiting Curacao using their standard types C, A or B Curacaon 127 volt 50Hz power outlets. Most power adapters will change depending on which area you visiting therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power adapters guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for Curacao?

The best power adapter for Curacao is a Type C power adapter which will allow you to use any 127 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Curacao?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a Curacaon power outlet to accept a different type of power plug from a foreign region. [3]

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Curacao enables a visitor from a different country to use their own electronic appliances and devices in Curacao by altering the shape of the plug to fit the power outlet.

Do I need a plug adapter in Curacao?

If the shape of the plug outlet in Curacao is different to the shape of the Curacaon power outlet then you will need a power adapter.

Can a power adapter change the voltage in Curacao?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 127 volt Curacaon power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use any 220-240 volt device you also need to bring a step up power converter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Curacao in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Curacao in the UK

Curacao 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 - Curacao entry on wikipedia.org.
  2. Type C plug adapter - European Europlug Type C plug adapters are unearthed and comprise of two 4mm rounded pins placed 19mm apart, priced at around £10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor