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Power adapters for Saint Lucia

When planning a trip to Saint Lucia it's helpful to know if you'll be able to use all your common devices when you reach your destination. By not knowing which power supply is used you are more likely to bring the wrong charger, thereby leaving you needing to borrow a potentially overpriced adaptor when you're there which might be incompatible. Complicated standards and plugs can often be confusing when planning to travel to a different country if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Saint Lucia. This page has links to instructions showing which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when you're travelling to Saint Lucia using their 240 volt 50Hz G Type power outlet, the St Lucians will use 13 amp plugs for wall outlets. Power adapters will change from country to country therefore we suggest that you read our Wiki Connections global power adapters list for a full list showing countries.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Lucia?

The best power adapter for Saint Lucia will be a Type G plug adapter which will allow you to use any 240 volt device or appliance. [2] [AD]

What is the best power adapter for Saint Lucia?

What is a power adapter for a St Lucian power outlet?

Power adapters are small and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug on an appliance from a different country to correctly fit into a St Lucian power outlet. [3]

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in Saint Lucia?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt St Lucian power outlet and is unable to convert to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance you also need a step down power converter.

Do I need a plug adapter for Saint Lucia?

If the type of St Lucian power outlet outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter for Saint Lucia do?

A power adapter for Saint Lucia enables a visitor travelling from another location to use their electronic appliances and devices in Saint Lucia simply by changing the shape of the power plug from one shape to another.

Where to buy a power adapter in Saint Lucia

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Saint Lucia

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 Saint Lucia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Saint Lucia in the UK

Saint Lucia 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.

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  1. Wikipedia - Wikipedia entry about Saint Lucia.
  2. Type G plug adapter - A Type G power adapter has three thick rectangular blades in a triangular shape with the longer top blade acting as the earthing pin, £10-£15
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor