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Power adapters for The US Virgin Islands

Complicated combinations of frequencies and standards can all be confusing when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used throughout the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in The US Virgin Islands. This page has links to instructions demonstrating exactly how to supply power to your devices when you're visiting The US Virgin Islands by using the standard B or A type 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. Most power sockets are different depending on which area you are visiting therefore we suggest reading the power adapters list for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for The US Virgin Islands?

The best power adapter for The US Virgin Islands will be a Type B plug adapter which is suitable for powering any 110 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for The US Virgin Islands?

What is a power adapter?

A power adapter is a small and lightweight plastic adapter which permits a different type of power plug on an appliance from another region to safely fit into a power socket in The US Virgin Islands.

Also known as: an electrical adapter, plug adapter, travel adapter, electrical adaptor, mains travel adapter or power adaptor[3]

Can a power adapter change the voltage in The US Virgin Islands?

Power adapters only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 110 volt Virgin Islands power outlet and doesn't convert the power to a higher voltage. If you wish to safely use any 220-240 volt device you also need to bring a more expensive step up power converter for The US Virgin Islands along with the correct power adapter.

Do I need a plug adapter in The US Virgin Islands?

If the shape of the Virgin Islands power outlet power outlet in your home country then you will need a power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for The US Virgin Islands allows visitors travelling from another location to use electronic and electrical appliances in The US Virgin Islands simply by changing the shape of the plug from one type to another.

Where to buy a power adapter for The US Virgin Islands in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for The US Virgin Islands in the UK

The US Virgin Islands 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 - Virgin Islands wikipedia 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, £5-£10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor