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

Power adapters for French Polynesia

Various standards and plugs can often cause confusion when planning on travelling to a different country especially for the first time traveller. This isn't as complex as it appears, with only a handful of different types of plug sockets being used in the world this guide shows exactly what you'll need in advance to charge your device in French Polynesia. This page has links to instructions which shows exactly how to charge your devices when you're in French Polynesia using their standard types E, A or B French Polynesian 110 volt 60Hz plug outlets. You'll discover that power changes depending on which country you are travelling to so we suggest reading the power adapters page for a full list of countries.

What is the best power adapter for French Polynesia?

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

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. [3]

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?

Power adapters will only adapt the shape of a plug to fit into a 110 volt French Polynesian power outlet and is unable to convert the power to a higher voltage. Should you wish to safely use a 220, 230 or 240 volt device then you will also need to bring a more expensive step up power converter for French Polynesia along with the correct type of power adapter.

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. Wikipedia - French Polynesia Wikipedia web page.
  2. Type E plug adapter - There are two 4.8mm pins on the Type E plug adapter which are placed 19mm apart and includes a hole in the top for an earthing pin.
  3. Wikipedia - power adaptor