Adapter for Miquelon - What power adapter do I need for Miquelon?

Power adapters for Miquelon

Differing combinations of standards and voltages can all lead to confusion when planning to travel to a new country, especially if you've never been there before. With only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in Miquelon. This page has links to step-by-step instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're visiting Miquelon by using their standard 230 volt 50Hz E Type Miquelonnais power outlet, with the Miquelonnais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. You'll discover power sockets are different depending on which area you are visiting so we recommend reading the list of World power adapters for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for Miquelon?

The best power adapter for Miquelon is a Type E plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Miquelon?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are small and cheap plastic adapters that allow a Miquelonnais power outlet to accept a power plug from an appliance from a foreign country. [3]

Do I need a power adapter for Miquelon?

This will depend on the shape of plug you are using in Miquelon and the location you are travelling from.

Does a power adapter convert the voltage from a Miquelonnais power outlet?

No - a power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Miquelonnais power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need to bring a step down power converter along with the correct type of adapter.

What does a power adapter for a Miquelonnais power outlet do?

A power adapter for a Miquelonnais power outlet allows a visitor from another country to use their own electrical appliances in Miquelon by adapting the shape of the power plug from one type to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for Miquelon in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Miquelon in the UK

Miquelon 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 - Wikipedia entry about Miquelon.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin, costs under £5.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor