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Power adapters for Aruba

Different standards and sockets can often lead to confusion when planning to travel to another country especially to the first time traveller. With only a handful of different types of sockets being used in the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in Aruba. This page has links to useful instructions telling you which power adapters you'll need to power your devices when going to Aruba using the standard F, A or B type Aruban 127 volt 60Hz wall outlets. You will discover power will differ regionally therefore please read the power adapters for a full list of regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for Aruba?

The best power adapter for Aruba is a Type F power adapter which allows you to use any 127 volt appliance or device. [2]

What is the best power adapter for Aruba?

What is a power adapter?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that permit an Aruban power outlet to accept a different shaped power plug from a different country. [3]

Do I need a power adapter in Aruba?

It depends on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you want to use in Aruba.

Can a power adapter convert the voltage from an Aruban power outlet?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 127 volt Aruban power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 220, 230 or 240 volt appliance then you also need to bring a step up power converter for Aruba along with the right power adapter.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for an Aruban power outlet enables visitors travelling from another country to use their own electronic devices in Aruba by changing the shape of the plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for Aruba in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for Aruba in the UK

Aruba 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 - Aruban country entry on wikipedia.
  2. Type F plug adapter - Schuko Type F plug adapters are earthed using two clips at the top and bottom with two rounded 4.8mm pins set 19mm apart, estimated cost around £10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor