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Power adapters for Saint Vincent

When organizing to travel to Saint Vincent it can be helpful to know if you can use your devices when you're there. However, without knowing which wall socket is being used in Saint Vincent you could end up either bringing too many adaptors or bring the wrong power charger, therefore needing to buy a potentially expensive charger on arrival that might be incompatible and cause problems with your device. Differing combinations of voltages and sockets can all lead to confusion when planning to stay in 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 sockets used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in Saint Vincent. This page contains links to instructions demonstrating exactly which power adapters you'll need to power your devices in Saint Vincent using the G, C, E, I or K type St Vincentian 230 volt 50Hz power outlets, most St Vincentians will use the Type G plugs in their wall outlets. You'll find that power adapters change from region to region so we suggest reading the Wiki Connections travel power adapters page where you'll find a full list of destinations.

What is the best power adapter for Saint Vincent?

The best power adapter for Saint Vincent will be a Type G plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 230 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Saint Vincent?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and lightweight plastic adapters which permit a different type of power plug from a different country to fit into a St Vincentian power outlet. [3]

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for Saint Vincent allows a visitor travelling from a different location to use their own electronic and electrical appliances and devices in Saint Vincent by adapting the shape of the power plug.

Do I need a power adapter in Saint Vincent?

This depends on which location you are travelling from and the shape of plug you are attempting to use in Saint Vincent.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage in Saint Vincent?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 230 volt St Vincentian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a different voltage. If you need to safely use a 100, 110 or 120 volt device you will also need a step down power converter for Saint Vincent along with the right power adapter.

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

Power adapters for sale in an airport

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

Saint Vincent 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.

Where to buy a power adapter in Saint Vincent

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in Saint Vincent

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.

  1. Wikipedia - St Vincentian country Wiki page.
  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, priced under £10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor