UK to Saint Pierre power adapters - what kind of power adapter is needed for Saint Pierre?

St Pierrais power outlet

What adapter do I need for Saint Pierre?

You need to bring a Type E plug adapter to Saint Pierre if the plug you wish to use won't fit in a St Pierrais power outlet.

The type of power adapter, power converter or charger that's needed when visiting Saint Pierre all depend on the voltage and type of device that you're trying to use in a St Pierrais power outlet. If you're unsure of what voltage your device uses then read the section below on how to tell the voltage of your device first.

  • If you're from the US and travelling to Saint Pierre then you will need to use a plug adapter for Saint Pierre to fit a US plug into a St Pierrais power outlet. As the voltage is different in Saint Pierre pack a power converter for Saint Pierre if your device isn't dual voltage and check that it can work with a 50hz power outlet.
  • If your device is 230 volts or is dual voltage and your plug will fit in a St Pierrais power outlet then you can use it in Saint Pierre without needing anything else.
  • If your device can run on 230 volts or is dual voltage but the plug won't fit in a St Pierrais power outlet you will need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Saint Pierre such a Type E plug adapter. Please Note that a plug adapter for Saint Pierre (or power adapter) will change the shape of the plug on your device to fit into a plug outlet found in Saint Pierre, but can't convert the voltage from 230 volts to another voltage.
  • If your device doesn't run on 230 volts and isn't dual voltage then you will also need a power converter for Saint Pierre to convert the voltage from 230 volts to the correct voltage for your device. You will still need to use a suitable plug adapter for Saint Pierre if your power converter doesn't include the correct Type E plug adapter.
  • If you want to power USB devices such as a tablet or cell phone then a USB travel power adapter will be more suited and it should be dual voltage, however make sure that you choose a USB travel adapter which has a Type E plug adapter otherwise you will still need to bring a suitable plug adapter for Saint Pierre[3]
  • Excessive use of a phone during a vacation to Saint Pierre could leave you with a flat battery quickly, we suggest packing a power bank if you want to keep your phone battery charged throughout the day whilst travelling to an unfamiliar country.

Warning: If your device won't handle 230 volts you run the potential risk of an electrical fire hazard, a blown fuse or damage to your device. Before using your device in Saint Pierre please read the instruction manual first to ensure safe operation.

Saint Pierre power adapters

Power adapters for Saint Pierre

Various combinations of standards and voltages can all be confusing when planning on visiting a foreign country especially for the first time traveller. However this isn't as complex as it first appears, with only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Saint Pierre. This page contains links to useful instructions which shows exactly which power adapters you'll need to supply power to your devices when staying in Saint Pierre using their standard 230 volt 50Hz Type E wall outlet, with the Saint-Pierrais using CEE 7/5 French sockets for charging. Most power adapters will change depending on which region you're in therefore we recommend that you read our Wikiconnections travel power adapters page where you'll find a full list showing countries.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Pierre?

The best power adapter for Saint Pierre is a Type E plug adapter which will allow you to use any 230 volt appliance or device. [3]

What is the best power adapter for Saint Pierre?

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

Power adapters are small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapters that allow a St Pierrais power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different region. [5]

What does a power adapter do?

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

Will a power adapter change the voltage in Saint Pierre?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt St Pierrais power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. Should you need to safely use a 100-120 volt device you will also need to bring a step down power converter for Saint Pierre.

Do I need a power adapter in Saint Pierre?

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

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

Power adapters for sale in an airport

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

Saint Pierre 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.

Electrical adapters for Saint Pierre

Universal Travel Power Adapters

Universal travel power adapter

Universal Travel Power Adapters

Benefits of a universal travel power adapter

  • Most universal travel adapters function in around 150 countries.
  • An all in one design - small and lightweight for £15-£20.
  • There are some universal travel adapters which have USB charging ports.
  • Easy to use.
  • Some universal travel power adapters have a surge protector to prevent your device from being overloaded by an unstable power grid.
  • The pins retract so don't get caught against other items when packed in luggage.
  • It should potentially be functional back at home as a USB charger.
  • Changes shape to Types A/B, E/F, G and I plugs so should fit in a St Pierrais power outlet.

Disadvantages of a universal travel power adapter

  • Universal travel power adapters can't be used with a high powered appliance; for example hair straighteners, clothes irons, vacuum cleaners, kettles, hair dryers or curling irons.
  • The moving parts might be fragile on some models which might make them likely to possibily break when travelling.
  • Universal travel adapters only charge a single plug.
  • Not completely universal - some models might not cover certain countries with less common outlets.
  • Universal travel power adapters don't have a voltage converter meaning they're not suitable for appliances which don't support 230 volts. [6]
Travel USB Wall Chargers

A compact travel USB wall charger

Travel USB Wall Chargers

Benefits of a travel USB wall charger

  • Ideal if you only need to charge devices which are USB powered.
  • You only have to bring a single charger rather than pack lots of domestic power chargers which costs roughly around £10.
  • Supplied with interchangeable adapter heads meaning they can be used in a large number of countries. The interchangeable adapter heads supplied with travel USB wall chargers are typically lightweight and small which makes them easy to store.
  • Offers surge protector built in.
  • The charger should still be functional back home.
  • The interchangeable plugs will fit into Types A/B, E/F, G and I outlets so will work in a St Pierrais power outlet.

Disadvantages of a travel USB wall charger

  • Restricted to USB ports so you can't charge any appliances, only USB powered ones. [7]
Travel Power Strips

A travel power strip kit

Travel Power Strips

Benefits of a travel power strip

  • A travel power strip is capable of powering more than one appliance at once via one St Pierrais power outlet, costing under £40.
  • You will find some models have voltage conversation for lower wattage devices (for example laptops). So even if the device isn't dual voltage it should still be used with a St Pierrais power outlet when using a travel power strip, making them a lightweight and cheap alternative option to a voltage converter.
  • Most power strips feature multiple USB ports.
  • Offers surge protection. The voltage from power grids in certain countries can be unstable, a sudden surge in power might damage your electronics. Some models also include a built in surge protector, this will prevent any device from being overloaded.
  • It will potentially be functional back at home as a USB charger and power strip.

Disadvantages of a travel power strip

  • Unlike normal power converters, the power converter on a travel power strip doesn't convert higher wattage appliances such as clothes irons or hair dryers.
  • Due to the size and weight of a power strip it might be unsuitable for packing in hand luggage.
  • Travel power strips could be excessive if you only bring a small number of appliances and devices to charge. [8]
  • Power strip models for sale in the UK only include type B, F, G and I plug adapters so you may need to use it along with an additional plug adapter to work in some countries.
Power Plug Adapters

An easy to use Type E plug adapter

Power Plug Adapters

Benefits of a power plug adapter

  • Straightforward design makes this power adapter easy to use.
  • Cheapest option, prices under £5.
  • Light and compact.
  • Using a Type E plug adapter will be ideal for Saint Pierre.

Disadvantages of a power plug adapter

  • Accomodation in Saint Pierre may only have one wall outlet available, so you'll only be able to power a single device at a time.
  • Should you plan to visit more than just Saint Pierre you might need to bring along multiple power adapter types for other countries.
  • 1 adapter for each device - for each individual device or appliance you wish to bring you will also need to pack a separate power plug adapter.
  • Only changes the shape of the plug to fit in a Type E St Pierrais power outlet and not the voltage used in Saint Pierre. If your device doesn't work with a 230 volt outlet and isn't dual voltage then you'll still need to pack a separate voltage converter.
  • If you need to power any USB device then you also need to pack a USB charger as well. [3]
Plug Adapter Sets

Cost effective plug adapter set

Plug Adapter Sets

Benefits of a plug adapter set

  • As prices are roughly £25-£30 an adapter set typically works out more reasonable than buying individual plug adapter types costing almost £10 each.
  • Covers all countries and not just a St Pierrais power outlet.
  • Ideal if you are travelling to different locations.
  • A plug adapter set includes Type A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N adapters so will be compatible with a St Pierrais power outlet.

Disadvantages of a plug adapter set

  • Not flexible; you will need to choose which plug adapters to pack in advance, if you don't know every country you'll be visiting you'll need to pack each plug adapter type along.
  • Lots individual adapters to pack.
  • All remaining power adapters will be useless using up space.
  • Not all plug adapter types are typically included (and especially less common ones), so ensure that your set includes an adapter which works with a St Pierrais power outlet.
  • Only changes the shape of the plug to allow it to fit in a St Pierrais power outlet but won't convert the actual voltage. [9]
Voltage Converters

A voltage converter with surge protection

Voltage Converters

British citizens shouldn't need to bring a converter as the voltage in Saint Pierre is 230 volts.

Benefits of a voltage converter

Disadvantages of a voltage converter

  • It only changes the 230 volts in Saint Pierre and not the actual shape of the plug to fit in a St Pierrais power outlet, therefore you'll still need to use a suitable plug adapter.
  • The size and weight of most models of voltage converters makes them unsuitable for carry-on baggage.
  • An expensive power converter is useless when returning from Saint Pierre.
  • Usually cheaper to bring a dual voltage travel appliance than to buy a more expensive power converter just to power your existing single voltage appliance abroad.
  • Costly, almost £90.

Comparison of electrical adapters for Saint Pierre

Type E Power Plug Adapter
Power Plug Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Universal Travel Power Adapter
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel USB Wall Charger
Travel Power Strip
Travel Power Strip
Plug Adapter Set
Plug Adapter Set
Voltage Converter
Voltage Converter
Can be used in Saint Pierre Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Types of plug included E A/B, E/F, G and I A/B, E/F, G and I A, B, D, E/F, G, H, I, L and N A, B, C, D, E/F, G, H, I, J, L, M and N B
Compatible number of countries (A) 35+ 150+ 150+ 200+ 230+ 230+
Fits in a Type E St Pierrais power outlet Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Additional Type E plug adapter required to fit in a St Pierrais power outlet Yes
Useful when you return to the UK Yes Yes Yes
Typical combined number of USB ports and AC outlets 1 3 4 7 1 2
Powers USB devices Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of USB ports 0 2 4 4 0 0
Powers a 230 volt AC appliance in Saint Pierre Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical number of AC outlets 1 1 0 3 (B) 2
Converts voltage (?) Yes (C) Yes
Surge protection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Typical dimensions 2.6 x 1.9 x 1.4 inches 3 x 2.1 x 2.1 inches 4.3 x 3.4 x 1.3 inches 6.6 x 3.6 x 1.5 inches 7.1 x 3.9 x 2.8 inches 11.7 x 8.1 x 6.7 inches
Typical weight 4.5 ounces 4 ounces 4.5 ounces 1.6 pounds 13 ounces 20 pounds
Typical number of items to carry (D) 1 1 5 8 12 2
Suitable for hand luggage Yes Yes Yes • (E) • (F)
Estimated price under £5 £15-£20 £10-£15 £35-£40 £25-£30 almost £110
Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy Buy

Saint Pierre power outlets and plug sockets

What plug sockets are used in Saint Pierre?

The type of plug socket used in Saint Pierre is type E. This sunken circular wall socket can be recognised by two circular holes 19mm adjacent to each other where the twin plug socket pins sit with a single metal grounding pin protruding in the top forming a triangle pattern. [3]

What plug sockets are used in Saint Pierre?
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How do I use a 110 volt appliance in Saint Pierre?

A step down power converter will allow you to use a 110V appliance in a St Pierrais power outlet.

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What electrical frequency is used in Saint Pierre?

The frequency of the current used in a St Pierrais power outlet is 50 Hz. [11]

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mains_electricity_by_country

Should I bring a portable charger to Saint Pierre?

It is always advised to pack a power bank to recharge their cell phone whilst on a trip.

  • For many people being without their phone can make them anxious, especially when being relied upon when travelling. During a trip increased reliance on smart phones for taking photographs, storing calendars, social networks, GPS and web browsing can drain power more excessively than normal. A flat cell phone battery could possibly leave you in an unknown location without enough power to make an emergency call or being able to use sat nav to get directions to your hotel or accommodation.
  • Bringing a portable charger to Saint Pierre alleviates those concerns as it allows you to recharge your cell phone without needing a St Pierrais power outlet.
  • A typical 10,000mAh power bank will supply enough energy to power over 3 full charges and a 20,000mAh portable charger should keep an average mobile phone charged for roughly 7 days depending on the model of phone and usage.
  • If you need to charge your laptop in Saint Pierre and it has a USB-C charging port then bring a portable charger for a laptop marked with PD (power delivery) and a model supplying at least 20 Wh. Be aware that some airlines prohibit portable chargers on an aircraft with more than 100 Wh of power and must not be kept in the hold.
  • Small consumer portable chargers aren't designed for use with high powered items that generate heat, although a rechargeable hair dryer or gas hair straighteners are available for travelling.    [4] [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]
Should I bring a portable charger to Saint Pierre?
Do solar powered chargers work in Saint Pierre?

Backpack with integrated solar panel

Do solar powered chargers work in Saint Pierre?

The sunlight in Saint Pierre might be suitable for a solar power bank, however is likely to take time to recharge. Due to their smaller surface area a solar power bank needs to be left in powerful daylight for long periods of time to produce enough power for a single charge, which might prove inconvenient to continually pack and unpack a solar power bank then wait for it to recharge in a sunny area.

  • Instead, the much larger durable solar panels used on a solar backpack will give the bag the ability to generate more electricity within a faster period of time, and could generate a smaller power when overcast.
  • A phone that has been plugged directly into a USB charging port of a solar backpack should gradually recharge the battery during sunny spells in Saint Pierre, but this could be inconvenient to have a phone continuously tethered in the bag if it is to be needed frequently. A normal power bank plugged into a solar backpack can be continuously recharged during sunlight, afterwards the phone can be recharged from the power bank.
  • A solar bag which is suitable for Saint Pierre needs to have a solar cell efficiency of 22% or greater, be able to generate at least 6 watts of power and can be used with a power bank of 10,000mAH or greater.
  • They come in backpack, laptop messenger and rucksack styles which makes them ideal for work, travel and domestic use. The flexible and durable solar panels used in solar powered bags are made to survive bending and scratching, unlike regular solid solar cells.  [4] [17] [18]

Sources

  • International Electrotechnical Commission - World plugs by location (cited August 2014)
  • Wikipedia - Mains electricity by country (cited July 2014)
  • Index Mundi - Power outages in a typical month (cited May 2018, data collected between 2006 to 2017)
  • Index Mundi - Access to electricity (cited May 2018, latest data collected 2010)
  • WikiPedia - List of countries by average yearly temperature (cited May 2018, data averaged between 1961 to 1990)

Saint Pierre chargers

What is a USB travel power charger?

A USB travel charger is a dual voltage charger with interchangeable plugs and multiple USB ports, suitable for charging multiple USB powered devices when travelling abroad.

Why use a travel USB charger for Saint Pierre?

  • Normal travel USB chargers include 4 or more USB charger ports, meaning you now only need to bring a single charger to charge multiple devices. It helps reduce the weight of your baggage by only packing a single USB wall charger instead of bringing multiple individual power chargers with you.
  • All travel USB power chargers include swappable plug heads for various regions thereby making them perfect if travelling to multiple countries which are likely to use a different outlet to Saint Pierre.
  • A good charger is lightweight, compact and rugged - perfect for rigors of travel rather than risking bringing along a domestic charger which might be impossible to replace or repair in Saint Pierre.
  • USB chargers can accept both the 230 volt power outlets in Saint Pierre along with other voltage standards across the world.
  • There is a possibility that some hotel bedrooms or accommodation in Saint Pierre only have one wall outlet, by bringing a travel charger with multiple USB ports allows you to share out the single wall outlet with all your devices rather than waiting to charge one device at a time.
  • Because of their versatile nature a travel USB charger takes the worry out of visiting any unknown destination as they are guaranteed to work almost anywhere around the world.
  • Power outlets found in airports can be in short supply and the demand for charging multiple cell phones and tablets during departure can be high, therefore a USB charger with multiple ports and the capability to fast charge is ideal.
  • The power grid in some countries can be unstable, a good travel charger allows for unexpected surges to prevent damage to any devices attached to it. Trying to repair an overloaded mobile phone or tablet in Saint Pierre might prove difficult and expensive.
  • Higher priced USB travel chargers should also feature a power outlet strip to allow you to power multiple low wattage devices such as laptops, but please be aware these will be unsuitable for high powered appliances such as hair dryers or clothes irons. See the section on using travel appliances in Saint Pierre for helpful advice and guidelines on the best power adapter for using a high wattage appliances with a St Pierrais power outlet.
  • Certain tablets and mobile phones might require more than the standard 500 milliamps produced from a standard 5 volt USB adapter to charge or provide fast charge. Ensure that the USB power adapter can support fast charging incase any of your devices need additional power.
  • When back at home travel USB chargers can still be useful by recharging multiple mobile phones and tablets every day using only a single power outlet. [7]

What is the best USB charger for Saint Pierre?

A 4 port USB travel charger is the most compact option for travellers from around the world wanting to recharge devices using USB, however for those also wanting to use their domestic plugs the following power adapters provide larger but more versatile solutions. All three power converters offer surge protection which can be crucial for visitors of counties with unstable power grids. These power converters are supplied with interchangeable type C, I and G plugs covering both Saint Pierre and over 150 countries around the world:

  • BESTEK Portable International Travel Voltage Converter - The BESTEK international travel adaptor has 4 USB charging ports with 3 AC power outlets and is the best selling compact power adapter for travellers originating from North America going to Saint Pierre.
  • ORICO Traveling Outlet Surge Protector Power Strip - Likewise having 4 USB ports but only 2 AC power outlets the travel adapter from Orico is also aimed at travellers originating from the US using type B plugs. This is a much more cost effective alternative to the BESTEK with just one less AC outlet for almost half the price.
  • BESTEK International USB Travel Power Strip - This power strip has just 2 AC outlets but offers 5 USB charging ports. This versatile power strip is compatible with both American plugs and popular plug types A, D,E/F, G, H, I, L and N making it perfect for most travellers from around the world visiting Saint Pierre. [7]

Power converters for Saint Pierre

What does a power converter for a St Pierrais power outlet do?

A power converter allows travellers to use a 100, 110 or 120 volt electrical device with a 230 volt St Pierrais power outlet.

Also known as: electrical converter, electrical transformer, voltage converter, power transformer or voltage transformer.

What is the difference between a plug adapter and a power converter for Saint Pierre?

A cheap, small and lightweight power adapter (or plug adapter) changes the shape of the plug on your appliance to fit into a power outlet in Saint Pierre, but a heavier and more expensive power converter will transform a 230 volt St Pierrais power outlet to work with a non-230 volt appliance. [19]

Do I need a power converter for Saint Pierre?

If visiting Saint Pierre from a different country please ensure your device can accept a 230 volt power supply.

  • You need a step down power converter if you are visiting Saint Pierre from a country that uses 100-120 volts and your device or appliance won't support 230 volts. See the WikiConnections world power outlets guide to see which voltage your country uses.
  • You shouldn't need a power converter if you already use either a single voltage device that works with 230 volts or one that supports dual voltage.
  • Normally electrical devices designed for a lower voltage such as 110 volts and used with 230 volts run a risk of a blown fuse, damage to your device or even an electrical fire hazard.
  • You don't need a power converter if you need to charge a smaller electrical device such as a cell phone or laptop as these are normally designed for international use and dual voltage, however please always check the device for dual voltage support prior to your journey.
  • When supplying power to appliances which draw more power or generate heat (such as hair dryers or clothes irons) then you will need to use a more expensive higher wattage heavy duty power converter.
  • Investing a smaller robust dual voltage travel appliance could be more cost effective and practical than trying to carry a much heavier power converter just to use your existing domestic appliance in Saint Pierre.
  • Read these guides on how to use clothes irons, curling wands, hair dryers and flat irons with a St Pierrais power outlet which includes advice for some affordable dual voltage alternatives.  [10] [20]

What kind of converter do I need for Saint Pierre?

You need to use a step down power converter which will allow you to use any 100, 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt St Pierrais power outlet. [10]

What voltage does Saint Pierre use?

Saint Pierre uses 230 volts in their normal power outlets. [2]

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https://www.iec.ch/worldplugs/

How to convert 230 volts to 110 volts

  1. Use a step down power converter to allow you to use a 110 or 120 volt appliance with a 230 volt St Pierrais power outlet.
  2. If the power converter doesn't include the correct shaped plug then it will also be necessary to plug in the power cord from the power converter into a power adapter for Saint Pierre before plugging that into a St Pierrais power outlet.
  3. Some power converters include the ability to perform both step up and step down voltage conversions, therefore it may be necessary to manually switch the converter to output the voltage to the 110-120 volt range.
  4. Plug your appliance into the converter and turn the power on, your 110-120 volt appliance can now be used with a 230 volt St Pierrais power outlet. [10]
What is the difference between a converter and a power transformer?

Voltage converter

What is the difference between a converter and a power transformer?

Converters and transformers are both used to change one voltage to another, but this ambiguity can cause confusion as their purposes are different:

  • Power converters are designed for simple electrical appliances which typically generate heat or use motors such as clothes irons, shavers or hair dryers. Transformers are designed for more complex electronic items such as televisions or games consoles.
  • Buying a power converter is cheaper than buying a power transformer.
  • Power transformers are larger and heavier making them more suited for permanent residential use; for example an expat wishing to use an imported television would need to use a transformer for this purpose.
  • Power converters are more suitable for travellers wishing to bring domestic appliances abroad such as hair dryers or flat irons. However, it is more practical and cost effective to purchase a dual voltage appliance designed for travel rather than a heavier power converter.
  • Power converters are suitable for 2 pin ungrounded appliances, it could be harder to find a converter if you want to use a grounded 3 pin appliance.
  • Transformers can be used constantly however it is recommended that converters are used for no longer than a couple of hours at a time.
  • Shops may sell transformers under the name of converters, for the purposes this guide we will be referring to both converters and transformers as converters.
What voltage is my device?

Dual voltage hair straighteners

What voltage is my device?

The easiest way to tell if a device is dual voltage is to check for either a sticker or numbers printed on the charger or on the device itself, normally on the rear or near to where the power cord plugs into. The location might vary depending on the make or model of your device and could also be written on the box.

  • Single voltage devices could have a specific number - such as 110V.
  • Single voltage devices might also have a small voltage range (around 20 volts) with a dash to accomodate small voltage fluctuations - such as 100-120V.
  • Dual voltage devices will normally say a large voltage range separated with a slash - such as 100/240V.

Substantiations

See the power adapter substantions section for more information on how we compared travel adapters (October 2018).

What type of adapter do you need for Saint Pierre?

Which type of plug adapter do I need to bring to Saint Pierre?

The plug adapter or power converter which is suitable for Saint Pierre will depend on various requirements. Before choosing which adapter to bring we recommend using the following checklist:

How many devices are you bringing to Saint Pierre?

How many devices are you taking

How many devices are you bringing to Saint Pierre?

  • List all the devices and applicances you intended on packing for Saint Pierre (such as cell phones, laptops, eReaders, clothes irons or hair straighteners).
    • Remember to allow for more electrical devices at a later date. Do you intend on buying a new mobile phone computer next year?
    • There are an increasing amount of rechargeable devices such as electric shavers which use USB as a power source. Therefore if you have to replace a device it could need a USB adapter so please ensure your travel adapter has enough spare ports to support these additional devices as well.
  • Will you also be travelling with a partner who will need to charge their devices too?
What types of electrical items do you need to charge?

Make a list of items to bring

What types of electrical items do you need to charge?

  • There are three types of electrical items:
    • Low wattage electrical items which can be plugged into an electrical outlet - for example cameras or laptops.
    • High wattage appliances which plug into an electrical outlet - for example hair straighteners and clothes irons.
    • USB devices which connect to a USB port - for example phones.
  • Should you only have to take just USB powered devices to Saint Pierre then a simple travel USB wall charger is ideal because you will only need to pack one charger whilst leaving your domestic chargers at home.
  • Travel power strips are built for powering and converting voltage for several low wattage devices of any voltage, but unsuitable for high wattage appliances (such as hair straighteners) that need voltage conversion, potentially overloading it.

Will your devices and appliances work with 230 volt power outlets?

How many power outlets will be available when you arrive in Saint Pierre?

How many power outlets will be available

How many power outlets will be available when you arrive in Saint Pierre?

  • You could find that accommodation might offer only one power outlet on the wall, this could be an inconvenience when charging up batteries of more than one electronic item overnight because you'll only be able to recharge one device at a time.
  • To charge more than one device at the same time we suggest packing a travel power strip or travel USB wall charger that can charge multiple USB ports and power outlets. [8]
Are you only planning on charging USB devices?

Will you only bring USB electronics

Are you only planning on charging USB devices?

What is your budget?

  • Cheap power adapters start at under £10 which charges one device in one location (provided that works with 230 volts or is dual voltage), but paying roughly £15-£20 will allow you to power multiple devices at once and be able to bring them to multiple different countries.

Are you intending to visit anywhere else abroad in the future?

Is Saint Pierre the only country you'll be visiting?

  • Most simple plug adapters will typically only work in a single country which they are designed for, therefore if you are visiting multiple countries then you'll need to pack additional plug adapters which can in turn add to the weight you have to carry.
  • Alternatively, travel USB wall chargers and universal travel adapters are made for going to more than one country becuase of their interchangeable heads.
Will it take you a long time to travel to Saint Pierre?

Using a phone at an airport

Will it take you a long time to travel to Saint Pierre?

  • If you're taking a longer journey to get to Saint Pierre think about bringing a convenient airport-friendly power charger that can be used with different power outlet types, one which can be carried in hand luggage and can power phones and tablets right before a long haul flight.
  • As not all airlines and airports actually have power outlets for customers we recommend bringing a travel portable charger for recharging on the go. After arriving you could have to use your cell phone for making telephone calls, messenging, using sat nav or reading itineraries - so it is recommended that your phone will have enough charge remaining. [4]
Are you intending to bring hand luggage?

Are you only using hand luggage

Are you intending to bring hand luggage?

Do you still need use your charger when returning to the UK?

What can I connect to a St Pierrais power outlet

Travel appliances that can connect to a St Pierrais power outlet

Beats Pill speakers which can connect to a St Pierrais power outlet

Jabra Bluetooth speakers which are compatible with a St Pierrais power outlet

Mobile phones which can be connected to a St Pierrais power outlet

Apple iPhones which can be connected to a St Pierrais power outlet

Samsung Galaxy phones that work with a St Pierrais power outlet

A list of Amazon Kindle tablets which can connect to a St Pierrais power outlet

A list of Apple iPads which are compatible with a St Pierrais power outlet

Corrections

We endeavor to ensure all details on this page are correct and relevant to travellers visiting Saint Pierre, if you wish to contribute any useful information or feedback please email travel@wikiconnections.org. For more comprehensive technical details visit the Wikipedia page on AC power plugs and sockets[21]

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  1. Wikipedia - St Pierrais Wikipedia web page.
  2. iec.ch - International Electrotechnical Commission World Plugs
  3. 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 £4-£5.
  4. Portable charger - A power bank is a portable charger which can recharge USB powered devices such as mobile phones and tablets on the go, priced under £35.
  5. Wikipedia - power adaptor
  6. Universal travel power adapter - A typical universal travel power adapter can be used in over 150 different countries for use with appliances and USB devices, priced £15-£20.
  7. 4 Port USB Wall Charger - A universal USB charger capable of charging up to 4 USB devices with swappable international adapters, priced at £10-£15.
  8. Travel power strip - A travel power strip includes surge protectors, AC power outlets, USB ports and swappable plug adapters for use in multiple countries, costing £35-£40.
  9. Plug adapter set - Plug adapter set containing a number of different power plug adapters for use in different countries, costs £25-£30.
  10. Step down power converter - A step down power converter allows a 100-120 volt appliance to be used in a 220-240 volt power outlet, under £90.
  11. Wikipedia - WikiPedia - Mains electricity by country -
  12. Rechargeable hair dryer - Rechargeable battery powered cordless blow dryer suitable for travelling, £140-£150.
  13. Gas hair straighteners - Cordless ceramic hair straighteners powered by gas cartridges, estimated cost £20-£25.
  14. 10,000mAh portable charger - Lightweight 10000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for mobile phone charging, £20-£25.
  15. 20,000mAh portable charger - High capacity 20000mAh high-speed portable USB charger suitable for charging mobile phones and some tablets for several days, £35-£40.
  16. USB-C PD power bank - Power Delivery charger suitable for charging laptops with USB-C support, estimated cost £100-£110.
  17. Solar backpack - A solar backpack will charge USB devices or an internal power bank when left in sunlight, priced £110-£120.
  18. Solar power bank - Portable power bank with solar cells which can recharge when placed in sunlight and power any USB powered device, £25-£30.
  19. Power converter - A step up step down power converter converts 110-120 volts up to 220-240 volts and 220-240 volts down to 110-120 Volts, costs £100-£110.
  20. Heavy duty power converter - A 5000 watt heavy duty step up and step down power converter used to convert voltages for domestic appliances, power tools, televisions, heating appliances and motors, £100-£110.
  21. Wikipedia - AC power plugs and sockets -