Adapters for Panama - What adapter do I need for Panama?

Power adapters for Panama

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 Panama. This page contains links to step-by-step instructions which shows which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when staying in Panama by using their Type B or A Panamanian 120 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You'll discover most power adapters change from country to country therefore please read our Wikiconnections travel power adapters guide for a full list of powering devices in different countries.

What is the best power adapter for Panama?

The best power adapter for Panama will be a Type B plug adapter which will allow you to use any 120 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Panama?

What is a power adapter for a Panamanian 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 Panama. [3]

What does a power adapter do?

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

Do I need a plug adapter in Panama?

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

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Panama?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 120 volt Panamanian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 220, 230 or 240 volt device then you will also need to bring a more expensive step up power converter for Panama along with the correct type of power adapter.

Where to buy a power adapter for Panama in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Panama in the UK

Panama 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 - Panama Wikipedia web 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