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Power adapters for Dominica

When planning a vacation to Dominica it is useful to know in advance if you can use all your important electronics that you are bringing along with you. Without knowing which wall socket is used in Dominica you are likely to bring the wrong power adaptor, leaving you needing to buy a suitable adaptor on arrival that might not be compatible. Various combinations of standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it 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 charge your device in Dominica. This page has links to instructions which shows exactly how to charge your devices when you're in Dominica using their standard types G or D Dominicand 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, Type G power outlets will be typically used by a majority of Dominicansd. You will discover that power changes depending on which area you are travelling to therefore please read the power adapters page for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Dominica?

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

What is the best power adapter for Dominica?

What is a power adapter for a Dominicand power outlet?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug from a foreign region to easily fit into a power socket in Dominica. [3]

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Dominica enables visitors from a different location to use their electronic appliances in Dominica by altering the shape of the power plug.

Do I need a plug adapter in Dominica?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you wish to use in Dominica.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage from a Dominicand power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Dominicand power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. If you need to safely use any 100-120 volt appliance you also need to bring a more expensive step down power converter for Dominica.

Where to buy a power adapter in Dominica

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Dominica

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 Dominica in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Dominica in the UK

Dominica 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 - Dominica Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, priced at £5-£10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor