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Power adapters for Montserrat

Varying complicated combinations of voltages and plugs can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Montserrat. This page contains links to instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when you're in Montserrat using the Type B or A Montserratian 230 volt 60Hz power outlets. Power adapters will change depending on which region you travelling to so please read our WikiConnections global power adapters guide where you'll find a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Montserrat?

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

What is the best power adapter for Montserrat?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a different type of power plug from a different country to fit into a Montserratian power outlet. [3]

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Montserrat allows a visitor travelling from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Montserrat by adapting the shape of the power plug.

Do I need a power adapter in Montserrat?

This depends on which location you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are attempting to use in Montserrat.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage in Montserrat?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt Montserratian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need a step down power converter for Montserrat along with the right power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Montserrat in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Montserrat in the UK

Montserrat 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 - Montserratian country Wiki page.
  2. Type B plug adapter - US and Japanese 3 pinned Type B plug adapters have a single unearthed round pin along with 2 shorter parallel rectangular flat blades containing holes in each blade, £5-£10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor