The Cook Islands adapters - What adapter do I need for The Cook Islands?

Power adapters for The Cook Islands

If you are organizing a trip it is helpful to know in advance if you'll be able to power any common electronics that you are bringing with you. But by not knowing which power socket to expect you may pack the wrong adaptor, therefore leaving you having to purchase a potentially expensive power adaptor on arrival. Various combinations of voltages and standards 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 common standards used throughout the world this guide tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your electronics in The Cook Islands. This page has links to useful instructions telling you how to power your devices when you're travelling to The Cook Islands by using their 240 volt 50Hz Type I plug supply. Most power adapters will vary from country to country therefore we recommend that you read our WikiConnections world power adapters guide for a complete list showing powering devices in different regions and countries.

What is the best power adapter for The Cook Islands?

The best power adapter for The Cook Islands will be a Type I power adapter which will allow you to use any 240 volt device or appliance. [2]

What is the best power adapter for The Cook Islands?
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What is a power adapter for a Cook Islands power outlet?

A power adapter for The Cook Islands is a small, cheap and lightweight plastic adapter that permits a different type of power plug from another country to fit into a Cook Islands power outlet.

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

Do I need a power adapter in The Cook Islands?

This will depend on which location you are travelling from and the type of plug you are attempting to use in The Cook Islands.

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What does a power adapter for a Cook Islands power outlet do?

A power adapter for The Cook Islands allows a visitor from a different location to use electrical appliances in The Cook Islands by changing the shape of the plug to fit the power socket.

Does a power adapter change the voltage in The Cook Islands?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 240 volt Cook Islands power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. If you need to safely use any 100, 110 or 120 volt device you also need to bring a step down power converter for The Cook Islands along with the right power adapter.

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

Power adapters for sale in an airport

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

The Cook 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.

Where to buy a power adapter in The Cook Islands

Arriving at an airport

Where to buy a power adapter in The Cook Islands

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 - Cook Islands Wikipedia page.
  2. Type I plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type I power outlets without converting voltage, £5-£10.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor -