El Salvador power adapters - What adapter do I need for El Salvador?

Power adapters for El Salvador

Differing frequencies and standards can often be daunting when planning to travel to another country if you've never been there before. However this isn't as complicated as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets used throughout the world this article shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your device in El Salvador. This page has links to step by step instructions which shows how to charge your devices when you're in El Salvador by using their types B or A 115 volt 60Hz power outlets. You will discover that power changes from region to region so we suggest reading the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for El Salvador?

The best power adapter for El Salvador is a Type B power adapter which allows you to use any 115 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for El Salvador?

What is a power adapter for a Salvadoranf power outlet?

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a Salvadoranf power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different region. [3]

Do I need a power adapter in El Salvador?

If the type of Salvadoranf power outlet is different to the power plug that you are using then you will need a power adapter.

Will a power adapter change the voltage from a Salvadoranf power outlet?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 115 volt Salvadoranf power outlet and can't convert to a different voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 220-240 volt appliance you will also need to bring a step up power converter for El Salvador along with the right type of adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for a Salvadoranf power outlet allows visitors travelling from a different country to use their electrical devices in El Salvador simply by adapting the shape of the plug to fit the power socket.

Where to buy a power adapter for El Salvador in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for El Salvador in the UK

El Salvador 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 - Salvadoranf 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, estimated cost £5-£10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor