Adapters for French Polynesia - What adapter do I need for French Polynesia?

Power adapters for French Polynesia

Varying different combinations of voltages and plug types can all be confusing when planning to stay in another country especially if you've never visited before. With only a handful of different types of common standards used throughout the world this article tells you exactly what you'll need in advance to power your electronics in French Polynesia. This page contains links to step by step instructions demonstrating which power adapters you'll need to charge your devices when visiting French Polynesia by using the E, A or B type 110 volt 60Hz wall outlets. Most power adapters vary regionally therefore please read the Wiki Connections global power adapters guide for a full list showing powering devices in different destinations.

What is the best power adapter for French Polynesia?

The best power adapter for French Polynesia is a Type E plug adapter [2] which allows you to use any 110 volt device or appliance.

What is the best power adapter for French Polynesia?

What is a power adapter for a French Polynesian power outlet?

Power adapters are compact and cheap plastic adapters that allow a different type of power plug from a foreign region to easily fit into a power socket in French Polynesia.

Do I need a plug adapter in French Polynesia?

It will depend on where you are travelling from and the type of plug you wish to use in French Polynesia.

Will a power adapter convert the voltage in French Polynesia?

A power adapter only adapts the shape of a plug to fit into a 110 volt French Polynesian power outlet and can't convert the power to a different voltage. If you wish to safely use any 220-240 volt device you also need to bring a step up power converter for French Polynesia.

What does a power adapter do?

A power adapter for French Polynesia enables visitors from a different location to use their electronic appliances in French Polynesia by altering the shape of the power plug.

Where to buy a power adapter for French Polynesia in the UK

Power adapters for sale in an airport

Where to buy a power adapter for French Polynesia in the UK

French Polynesia 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. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Polynesia - French Polynesia Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - Allows appliances to connect to Type E power outlets without converting voltage, priced £2-£3.
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adapter - power adaptor