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Power adapters for The Grenadines

If you are packing for a vacation it's helpful to know if you can charge your important devices when you get there. But without knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either weighing your suitcases down with too many spare adaptors or bring the wrong adaptor, therefore needing to purchase a suitable charger when you're there. Differing voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on staying in another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in The Grenadines. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions which shows which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when staying in The Grenadines by using their Type G, C, E, I or K Grenadines 230 volt 50Hz wall outlets, most Vincentians will typically use the Type G sockets in their power outlets. You will discover most power adapters are different from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power adapters guide for a full list of powering devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for The Grenadines?

The best power adapter for The Grenadines is a Type G plug adapter which allows you to use any 230 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for The Grenadines?

What is a power adapter for a Grenadines 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 The Grenadines. [3]

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

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

Do I need a plug adapter in The Grenadines?

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

What does a power adapter do?

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

Where to buy a power adapter in The Grenadines

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in The Grenadines

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 The Grenadines in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for The Grenadines in the UK

The Grenadines 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 - The Grenadines 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, under £10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor