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Power adapters for Martinique

If packing for a holiday it is helpful to know if you can charge any essential devices when you're there. But without knowing which power supply to expect you may end up either weighing your suitcases down with unnecessary spare adaptors or pack the wrong charger, therefore having to purchase a potentially overpriced charger when you're there. Different voltages and standards can often be daunting when planning on visiting another country to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of common standards being used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Martinique. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions which shows which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when staying in Martinique by using their D, C or E type Martinican 220 volt 50Hz wall outlets, a majority of Martiniquais will typically use the Type D sockets in their power outlets. You will discover most power adapters differ from country to country therefore please read the Wikiconnections travel power adapters guide for a full list showing powering devices in different regions.

What is the best power adapter for Martinique?

The best power adapter for Martinique is a Type D power adapter which allows you to use any 220 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Martinique?

What is a power adapter for a Martinican 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 Martinique. [3]

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

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 220 volt Martinican 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 Martinique.

Do I need a plug adapter in Martinique?

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

What does a power adapter do?

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

Where to buy a power adapter in Martinique

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Martinique

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 Martinique in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Martinique in the UK

Martinique 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 - Martinique Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type D plug adapter - The three pinned earthed Type D plug adapter has large rounded pins placed in a triangular shape, around £5.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor