Saint Pierre power adapters - What adapter do I need for Saint Pierre?

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. [2] [AD]

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. [3]

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.

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.

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  1. Wikipedia - St Pierrais Wikipedia web page.
  2. 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, estimated cost £4-£5
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor